ROSEAU, Dominica: 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 right here on Friday.
For the primary hour of play at present, West Indies replicated Pakistan’s run-scoring mannequin from the second day. They meandered alongside at a scoring price of properly lower than two. Then there was a quick surge earlier than Yasir Shah hit again with three wickets whilst West Indies tried to assault to him.
Resolute defence from Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieron Powell — who registered West Indies’ highest opening partnership of the collection — stored them at bay initially. It didn’t assist Pakistan that the pitch was sluggish and the ball hardly moved, and batting seemed straightforward, if not thrilling.
The session got here to life when Powell determined to take the assault to Yasir. After shuffling throughout and sweeping him to the vacant sq. leg boundary, he dragged a lofted hit to Azhar Ali at deep midwicket. Shimron Hetmyer got here out with the identical plan of not permitting Yasir to settle.
He drove Yasir for a boundary within the first over he confronted him. Quickly after, he dispatched a brief supply for six over deep midwicket. However the wily legspinner had the final snort once more, getting one to show in sharply from the tough, kissing Hetmyer’s gloves with Sarfraz Ahmed taking a pointy catch. Pakistan might haven’t had the wicket had Sarfraz not confidently signalled for a evaluate virtually the second umpire Bruce Oxenford adjudged not out.
Even so, West Indies nonetheless seemed for scoring alternatives off Yasir, who conceded greater than half the runs of the complete innings. It wasn’t that he was bowling poorly — a variety of his balls have been good legspinners with sharp flip — however his consistency abandoned him, prompting a uncommon reprimand from his captain Misbah-ul-Haq. But, it didn’t appear to be he was distant from a wicket both.
That duly arrived within the final over earlier than lunch when Brathwaite, who seemed pretty snug up till then, jabbed at a supply that spun away sharply to take the sting by means of to the wicketkeeper. The impasse of the primary hour was properly and really damaged by then.
West Indies gained toss
Pakistan 1st innings 376 all-out (Azhar Ali 127, Misbah-ul-Haq fifty nine; R Chase four-103)
West Indies 1st innings
Okay C Brathwaite c Sarfraz b Yasir 29
Okay O A Powell c Azhar b Yasir 31
S O Hetmyer c Sarfraz b Yasir 17
S D Hope not out 15
Extras (lb 2, w 2, nb 1) 5
Complete (three wickets; forty three.1 overs) ninety seven
To bat: R L Chase, V A Singh, †S O Dowrich, *J O Holder, D Bishoo, A S Joseph, S T Gabriel
Fall: 1-forty three, 2-sixty nine, three-ninety seven
Bowling: Amir 12-four-14-zero (1w); Abbas 12-four-21-zero; Yasir thirteen.1-2-forty nine-three; Hasan 6-1-eleven-zero (1nb, 1w)
Test debut: Hasan Ali (Pakistan)
Umpires: R Okay Illingworth (England) and B N J Oxenford (Australia). TV umpire: R A Kettleborough (England). Match referee: B C Broad (England)
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