Pakistan all out for 376 on second day against Windies
DOMINICA – Pakistan opener Azhar Ali made his second century of the series as they batted into a strong position on the second day of the third test against West Indies in Dominica.
Azhar laboriously ground out a patient 127 in a marathon stay at the crease before Pakistan were finally bowled out for 376 in their first innings at Windsor Park in Roseau.
West Indies were 14 for no wicket at stumps in reply after Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell negotiated 11 overs in the deciding test of the series, which is tied at 1-1.
Azhar’s knock was hardly a highlight reel. He faced 334 balls, hitting two sixes and eight fours before being bowled by off-spinner Roston Chase.
Three other Pakistani batsmen chipped in with half centuries including captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who in his final test made 59 before trying to reverse sweep Chase and only succeeding in getting a top edge as he fell to wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich.
Number four Younis Khan, also in his final test, continued a disappointing series when he went lbw for 18 to pace bowler Jason Holder. Younis asked for a video review, which reaffirmed the umpire’s decision.
Batting all-rounder Chase led West Indies’ attack with 4-103, while captain Holder picked up 3-71 after collecting two scalps with consecutive deliveries during a fine late spell. Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo also chimed in with 2-61.
Pakistan scored at a rate of barely 2.5 an over and, while they made a more than respectable total it was hardly a great advertisement for the five-day format.
Pakistan 1st innings (Overnight: 169-2)
Azhar Ali b Chase 127 Shan Masood c Holder b Chase 9 Babar Azam c K. Powell b Joseph 55 Younis Khan lbw b Holder 18 Misbah-ul-Haq c Dowrich b Chase 59 Asad Shafiq c Singh b Chase 17 Sarfraz Ahmed c Hope b Bishoo 51 Mohammad Amir b Holder 7 Yasir Shah c K. Powell b Holder 0 Mohammad Abbas st Dowrich b Bishoo 4 Hasan Ali not out 8
Extras (b-4 lb-6 nb-8 w-3) 21
Total (all out, 146.3 overs) 376
Fall of wickets: 1-19 S. Masood,2-139 B. Azam,3-177 Y. Khan,4-241 Az. Ali,5-274 A. Shafiq,6-311 Misbah-ul-Haq,7-322 M. Amir,8-322 Y. Shah,9-367 S. Ahmed,10-376 M. Abbas
Bowling S. Gabriel 32 - 9 - 67 - 0(nb-7 w-1) A. Joseph 27 - 9 - 64 - 1 R. Chase 32 - 5 - 103 - 4 J. Holder 32 - 9 - 71 - 3(nb-1 w-2) D. Bishoo 23.3 - 3 - 61 - 2
West Indies 1st innings K. Brathwaite not out 5 K. Powell not out 9
Total (for no loss, 11 overs) 14
Fall of wickets: West Indies: S. Hetmyer, S. Hope, R. Chase, V. Singh, S. Dowrich, J. Holder, D. Bishoo, A. Joseph, S. Gabriel
Bowling Mohammad Amir 5 - 2 - 5 - 0 Mohammad Abbas 3 - 1 - 2 - 0 Yasir Shah 2 - 0 - 4 - 0 Hasan Ali 1 - 0 - 3 - 0
Referees Umpire: Richard Illingworth Umpire: Bruce Oxenford TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough Match referee: Chris Broad -Reuters