Pakistan vs West Indies: Abbas strike down two early wickets on day one
Pakistan lost their last 5 wickets for just 31 runs. This gave West Indies a bit of control. But Muhammad Abbas’s double strike spoiled their day in Jamaica.
West Indies loss their early two wickets when Abbas bowled out Kieran Powell and Nkrumah Bonner. The hosts finished the ay with scoring 2 runs for the loss of 2 wickets.
West Indies is looking forward to the performance of skipper Kraigg Brathwaite and Roston Chase in reply to Pakistan’s 217.
West Indies skipper Brathwaite won the toss and elected to bowl first in the two-match test series of the World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23. Pakistan lost their openers Imran Butt and Abid Ali with just 21 runs on the scoreboard.
After the rain interrupted the first session, Pakistan struggled to 68-2 before lunch. However, West Indies bowlers took great advantage of the conditions and continued to strike the wickets. Next to fall was Azhar Ali after scoring 17 runs.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam fall to Kemar Roach after contributing 30runs to the scoreboard. After the fall of Rizwan’s wicket, Pakistan stood at 101runs for 5 wickets loss.
Fawad Alam joined Faheem Asharaf and maintained the partnership to 85 runs before Ashraf got bowled at 44. Alam was the highest run-scorer with 56 runs contribution.
However, Pakistan was bowled out for 217 runs. Jason Holder took three wickets for 26 while Jayden Seales also claimed three wickets for the West Indies with Roach finishing with two for 47 off 16 overs.
But Pakistan struck back when Muhammad Abbas took two wickets right from the start.
At the end of the day, West Indies were 2-2.
Short summary of the day 1
Pakistan 217 all out, 70.3 overs (Fawad Alam 56, Faheem Ashraf 44; Jason Holder 3-26, Jayden Seales 3-70, Kemar Roach 2-47)
West Indies 2 for 2, 4 overs (Mohammad Abbas 2-0).
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