Cricket

Shah’s six-wicket haul flattens West Indies

Pakistani spinner Yasir Shah in action against the West Indies in the second test match on Tuesday.
Pakistani spinner Yasir Shah in action against the West Indies in the second test match on Tuesday. Aamir Qureshi/AFP

Leg spinner Yasir Shah helped Pakistan beat the West Indies by 133 runs on the fifth and final day of the second Test match at Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Shah took six wickets in the second innings to register a 10 wicket haul in the match.

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Set a mammoth target of 456 runs, the West Indies resuming at their overnight score of 171-4.

Jermaine Blackwood and Roston Chase had no problems in dealing with the Pakistani attack at the start of the day till Shah induced an edge off Chase’s bat in the hands of the wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed.

Blackwood though remained undeterred as he scored freely at the other end. However, he was deprived of his second Test hundred by just five runs as Shah bowled him to claim his fourth wicket of the innings.

Shah then trapped Jason Holder leg before for 16 to complete his five-wicket haul, the second in the series and the eighth of his career. The West Indies were bowled out for 322 runs.

For the West Indies, only Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope put up some resistance with scores of 67 and 41 runs respectively.

With his win, Pakistan have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match series after winning the first Test in Dubai by 56 runs.

The third and final Test will be played in Sharjah from October 30.

 

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