Pakistan 140 runs behind Windies, seven wickets in hand
- Author: Julie Sanders May 13, 2017,
May 13, 2017, 22:48
After battling the intense last few overs from Pakistan bowlers, West Indies closed in at 40 for 1 at the end of Day Three of the second Test at Barbados.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is expecting his team not fall prey to over-confidence as they seek an historic series-clinching win in the second Test against the West Indies beginning on Sunday at Kensington Oval.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, playing in his penultimate test, went for 99 - caught in the slips by Shai Hope off Jason Holder.
Pakistan reached 226-3 at lunch, adding only 54 off 26 overs after resuming overnight on 172-3.
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Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo eventually broke the opening stand by having Shehzad caught at slip before getting Younis Khan for a duck.
Holder was the first to depart, a late decision to evade an Abbas delivery resulting in an inside-edge to Sarfraz Ahmed behind the stumps.
The tail folded quickly with Bishoo (14) and Alzarri Joseph (8) providing little resistance.
Sir Garfield Sobers played 93 Test matches for West Indies and scored a whopping 8032 runs at an average of 57.78 runs and took 235 wickets.
This introduces the possibility, although considered remote, of Shadab Khan providing a double leg-spin attack in support of the established Yasir Shah, whose six wickets in the second innings of the first Test and eight in the match earned him the man of the match award.
Earlier, Shehzad was saved twice by no-balls after lunch.
Fortune continued to shine on Shehzad. With two more days of the game left, West Indies will have to play their skins out to avoid the repeat of their second innings performance from the series opener at Sabina Park, Kingston. As the boundaries were hard to come in the first hour, the pair of Azhar (105) and Misbah (99) adopted a cautious approach.
His dismissal triggered a slide for Pakistan where three wickets tumbled in the space of 23 balls.
In between those dismissals, Gabriel removed Babar Azam, also without scoring, to a catch off his own bowling.