Pakistan need six wickets to beat West Indies on final day

25 Oct, 2016 9:03 am

BU DHABI – West Indies face a fight for survival against Pakistan’s spinners on the final day of the second |Test after reaching 171 for four in their second innings in Abu Dhabi, still 285 runs short of an improbable victory.

Pakistan, who began the day on 114 for one, declared at lunch on 227 for two after Azhar Ali made 79 and Asad Shafiq was unbeaten on 58. That gave the bowlers five sessions to claim victory and an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

West Indies’ hopes lie with Roston Chase (17 not out) and Jermaine Blackwood (41 not out), who put on an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 47. The same batsman were together at the start of the final day of the second Test against India in Jamaica in August, which West Indies went on to draw.

Repeating that feat against Pakistan’s Yasir Shah will require great application on Tuesday. The leg spinner claimed a wicket with only his third ball which Leon Johnson (9) dragged on to his stumps.

Yasir also had the dangerous Marlon Samuels caught and bowled for 23 after Darren Bravo (13) and Kraigg Brathwaite, lbw to Mohammad Nawaz for a defiant 67, had attempted to provide the base for West Indies to chase down their 456-run victory target.


The third Test will be played in Sharjah from Oct. 30.

SCOREBOARD 

Pakistan    1st innings 452 (Y. Khan 127, Misbah-ul-Haq 96, A. Shafiq 68, S. Ahmed 56; S. Gabriel 5-96) 
West Indies 1st innings 224 (Y. Shah 4-86)                                                              
Pakistan 2nd innings (Overnight: 114-1)
S. Aslam                    c Hope b Gabriel                   50  
Az. Ali                     c Holder b Cummins                 79  
A. Shafiq                   not out                            58  
Y. Khan                     not out                            29  
Extras                      (b-4 lb-3 nb-3 w-1)                11  
Total                       (for 2 wickets declared, 67 overs) 227 
Fall of wickets: 1-93 S. Aslam,2-164 Az. Ali
Did not bat: Misbah-ul-Haq, S. Ahmed, M. Nawaz, Y. Shah, S. Khan, Z. Babar, R. Ali
Bowling                
S. Gabriel                  12 - 2 - 36 - 1(nb-2)                  
M. Cummins                  7 - 0 - 26 - 1(nb-1 w-1)               
K. Brathwaite               15 - 2 - 33 - 0                        
D. Bishoo                   20 - 0 - 77 - 0                        
J. Holder                   7 - 0 - 22 - 0                         
R. Chase                    6 - 0 - 26 - 0                         
West Indies 2nd innings (Target: 456 runs)
K. Brathwaite               lbw b Nawaz                        67  
L. Johnson                  b Shah                             9   
Da. Bravo                   c Nawaz b R. Ali                   13  
M. Samuels                  c&b Shah                       23  
J. Blackwood                not out                            41  
R. Chase                    not out                            17  
Extras                      (lb-1)                             1   
Total                       (for 4 wickets, 62 overs)          171 
Fall of wickets: 1-28 L. Johnson,2-63 Da. Bravo,3-112 M. Samuels,4-124 K. Brathwaite
To bat: S. Hope, J. Holder, D. Bishoo, M. Cummins, S. Gabriel
Bowling                
So. Khan                    10 - 2 - 24 - 0                        
R. Ali                      14 - 1 - 40 - 1                        
Y. Shah                     18 - 2 - 60 - 2                        
Z. Babar                    15 - 5 - 32 - 0                        
M. Nawaz                    5 - 0 - 14 - 1                         
Referees               
Umpire: Michael Gough                                              
Umpire: Richard Illingworth                                        
TV umpire: Paul Reiffel                                            
Match referee: Jeff Crowe. –Reuters



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