Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah took all three wickets to limit the West Indies to ninety seven for 3 in reply to the vacationers’ first innings complete of 376 at lunch at Windsor Park in Dominica on Friday.
On a pitch providing little encouragement for the quicker bowlers, Shah’s position as each a inventory bowler and premier wicket-taker have been in proof as he remained a perennial menace via an prolonged morning session through which he accounted for eleven of the 33 overs bowled.
Entrusted with the ball at first of the day by captain Misbah-ul-Haq, the premier spinner didn’t disappoint, breaking a forty three-run opening partnership between Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell.
Trying to heave a supply over the midwicket fence, Powell’s miscued shot was properly caught by Azhar Ali operating in off the boundary to ship the left-hander again to the pavilion for 31.
With Brathwaite plodding alongside in his typical stoic method on the different finish, new batsman Shimron Hetmyer sought to grab the initiative from the bowlers.
His intentions have been clear when he hoisted Shah for the one six of the innings thus far.
However the bowler exacted swift revenge as an unique “not out” verdict by standing umpire Bruce Oxenford for an attraction for a leg-aspect catch by wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed was overturned on evaluation when tv replays revealed a faint contact of the ball onto the batsman’s glove.
There was little question although to Ahmed’s second dismissal of the morning as Brathwaite, who had grafted his solution to 29 off 123 deliveries via three-and-a-half hours, pushed ahead to Shah within the final over earlier than the interval and edged a catch excessive to the wicketkeeper’s proper.
Shai Hope (15 not out) is predicted to be joined within the center by fellow-Barbadian Roston Chase when play resumes within the afternoon.
Shah has now taken 20 wickets within the collection.
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