Yasir spins Pakistan to victory over Windies in 1st Test
KINGSTON – Yasir Shah proved Pakistan’s match-winner as they ended a six-test losing streak to beat West Indies by seven wickets in the first Test in Jamaica on Tuesday.
Leg-spinner Yasir picked up six for 63 as the West Indies were dismissed for just 152 in their second innings after resuming on 93 for four on the final day at Sabina Park in Kingston.
Needing only 32 to win in their second innings, Pakistan made heavy weather of the formalities, losing three quick wickets before Misbah-ul-Haq clinched victory in style with a six off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.
The three-test series continues with the second match starting in Bridgetown, Barbados on Sunday.
West Indies 1st innings 286 (R. Chase 63, J. Holder 57no, S. Dowrich 56; M. Amir 6-44) Pakistan 1st innings 407 (Misbah-ul-Haq 99no, B. Azam 72, Y. Khan 58, S. Ahmed 54) West Indies 2nd innings (Overnight: 93-4) K. Brathwaite b Shah 14 K. Powell c Y. Khan b Shah 49 S. Hetmyer b Shah 20 S. Hope lbw b Shah 6 D. Bishoo c Y. Khan b Abbas 18 V. Singh b Amir 9 R. Chase not out 16 S. Dowrich lbw b Abbas 0 J. Holder c S. Ahmed b Riaz 14 A. Joseph lbw b Shah 1 S. Gabriel c Abbas b Shah 0 Extras (lb-5) 5 Total (all out, 52.4 overs) 152 Fall of wickets: 1-22 K. Brathwaite,2-72 S. Hetmyer,3-84 S. Hope,4-89 K. Powell,5-110 V. Singh,6-129 D. Bishoo,7-129 S. Dowrich,8-151 J. Holder,9-152 A. Joseph,10-152 S. Gabriel Bowling Mohammad Amir 14 - 4 - 20 - 1 Mohammad Abbas 11 - 1 - 35 - 2 Yasir Shah 21.4 - 4 - 63 - 6 Wahab Riaz 6 - 0 - 29 - 1 Pakistan 2nd innings (Target: 32 runs) Azhar Ali b Joseph 1 Ahmed Shehzad c Dowrich b Gabriel 6 Babar Azam not out 4 Younis Khan not out 2 Extras 0 Total (for 2 wickets, 6 overs) 13 Fall of wickets: 1-7 A. Shehzad,2-7 Az. Ali To bat: Misbah-ul-Haq, A. Shafiq, S. Ahmed, M. Amir, Y. Shah, W. Riaz, M. Abbas Bowling S. Gabriel 3 - 1 - 7 - 1 A. Joseph 3 - 1 - 6 - 1 Referees Umpire: Richard Illingworth Umpire: Richard Kettleborough TV umpire: Bruce Oxenford Match referee: Chris Broad. –Reuters