Misbah-ul-Haq climbs up in ICC rankings
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 27, 2017,
Apr 27, 2017, 15:04
However, the leg-spinner, who bowled unchanged from one end throughout the morning's play, was not to be denied another five-wicket innings haul.
Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman to reach 10,000 career test runs, while Misbah had the dubious honour of being the first from his nation to be stranded on 99 not out.
Trailing by 121 runs from the first innings and resuming at the overnight score of 93-4, the Caribbean side were bundled out for 152 runs in their second innings after spending less than two hours on the fifth and the final day. This concern, however, did not manifest itself during the game, with West Indies lasting just 147.4 overs across both innings.
The 39-year-old Younis, playing in his 116th test, needed 23 runs at the start of his innings and joined the 10K club when he swept off-spinner Roston Chase for a boundary at fine leg soon after tea. Vishaul Singh was out for 9 after the left-hander exercised far too much caution in leaving the ball, only to see Mohammad Amir's delivery cut in sharply and send his off-stump flying. He wrapped up the innings with the wickets of Alzarri Joseph and Shannon Gabriel in the space of four deliveries in his 22nd over, finishing with 6-63 and a match haul of 8-154.
Kieran Powell was the top scorer for West Indies, out for 49 in the penultimate over on Wednesday.
With just a 121-run lead in the first innings of a match that saw nearly an entire day lost to rain -- only 11.3 overs were possible on Day 2, the bowlers had to ensure West Indies get skittled out for low score.
"Not enough runs in the first innings", he said. Pakistan, who have now taken a 1-0 lead in the series, will now lock horns against West Indies in the second Test, beginning April 30 at Bridgetown in Barbados.
Play started 90 minutes later than scheduled due to the continuing effects of heavy, torrential rain on a damp outfield which reduced play to just 55 minutes on the second day.