Pakistan take control of second Test against West Indies
DUBAI – Pakistan piled up 452 runs and reduced West Indies to 106 for four to take control of the second Test in Abu Dhabi on the second day on Saturday.
Captain Misbahul Haq made 96 and Sarfraz Ahmed 56 to lift the hosts to an imposing first-innings total as they bid for a victory that would give them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Younis Khan struck a century on the first day.
West Indies lost both openers lbw, Leon Johnson falling to fast bowler Rahat Ali for 12 and Darren Bravo to spinner Yasir Shah for 43.
Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels shared a steady third-wicket partnership of 41 but both fell in quick succession shortly before the close to give Pakistan the upper hand.
Samuels was caught by Sami Aslam at slip off Rahat for 30 and two balls later Brathwaite was needlessly run out for 21 following a mix-up with his partner Devendra Bishoo.
Pakistan 1st innings (Overnight: 304-4) S. Aslam b Bishoo 6 Az. Ali b Gabriel 0 A. Shafiq b Gabriel 68 Y. Khan c Chase b K. Brathwaite 127 Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Gabriel 96 Y. Shah c Bishoo b Holder 23 S. Ahmed b Gabriel 56 M. Nawaz b Holder 25 So. Khan c Johnson b Holder 26 Z. Babar c Hope b Gabriel 0 R. Ali not out 0 Extras (b-1 lb-15 nb-9) 25 Total (all out, 119.1 overs) 452 Fall of wickets: 1-6 Az. Ali,2-42 S. Aslam,3-129 A. Shafiq,4-304 Y. Khan,5-332 Misbah-ul-Haq,6-342 Y. Shah,7-412 S. Ahmed,8-430 M. Nawaz,9-452 So. Khan,10-452 Z. Babar Bowling S. Gabriel 23.1 - 1 - 96 - 5(nb-9) M. Cummins 20 - 1 - 65 - 0 J. Holder 22 - 8 - 47 - 3 D. Bishoo 26 - 0 - 112 - 1 R. Chase 19 - 1 - 80 - 0 K. Brathwaite 9 - 0 - 36 - 1 West Indies 1st innings L. Johnson lbw b R. Ali 12 Da. Bravo lbw b Shah 43 K. Brathwaite run out (Misbah-ul-Haq, S. Ahmed) 21 M. Samuels c Aslam b R. Ali 30 D. Bishoo not out 0 J. Blackwood not out 0 Extras 0 Total (for 4 wickets, 45 overs) 106 Fall of wickets: 1-27 L. Johnson,2-65 Da. Bravo,3-106 M. Samuels,4-106 K. Brathwaite To bat: R. Chase, S. Hope, J. Holder, M. Cummins, S. Gabriel Bowling R. Ali 12 - 6 - 31 - 2 So. Khan 9 - 3 - 16 - 0 Z. Babar 11 - 1 - 29 - 0 A. Shafiq 1 - 0 - 2 - 0 Y. Shah 12 - 5 - 28 - 1 Referees Umpire: Michael Gough Umpire: Richard Illingworth TV umpire: Paul Reiffel Match referee: Jeff Crowe. –Reuters