Pakistan vs West Indies: Visitors dominate second test, set target of 329

muzzamil mehboobWeb Editor

24th Aug, 2021. 10:30 am
Pakistan vs West Indies: Visitors dominates second test, sets target of 329

The second Test between Pakistan and West Indies will enter its final day today. The match is scheduled to start at 08:00 PM.

West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first. Pakistan scored 302-9 in the first inning. In return, the hosts could only score 150 runs.

Shaheen Shah Afridi shined on the fourth day as he set the best figures of his career. The visitors dominated with the bat and ball in the second and final Test at Sabina Park, Kingston.

Shaheen dismissed six players by giving away only 51 runs before Pakistan bowled the host for 150 runs to ensure 152 runs lead.

The visitors scored 176 for the loss of six wickets before skipper Babar Azam decided to declare the innings, to set the hosts a target of 329 runs to win.

West Indies managed to score 49 runs for the loss of one wicket at the end of the fourth day as the Test fell short of one day due to bad weather on day 2.

Pakistan is still nine wickets away from the victory while the hosts need 280 runs to secure the win. If West Indies win this match, it would be the record-breaking run chase at the Jamaica stadium.

Pakistan, after losing the first test by one wicket, played aggressively throughout day 4.

West Indies resumed the play with a score of 39-3. Muhammad Abbas, who took 3-44 supported Shaheen in the spell. Nkrumah Bonner, who scored 18 unbeaten overnight, scored 37 runs for the home team.

Pakistan, without wasting any time, set a massive target for the hosts.

Abid Ali helped the team lift the score to 70-1 before he got bowled in the 10th over, scoring 29 runs.

Imran Butt scored 37 off 44 deliveries, while Babar claimed 33 quick runs.

The national team scored 176 runs in only 27.2 overs with a further 138 overs remaining. Declaring early gave Pakistan enough time to bowl out West Indies and level the series.

Shaheen’s heroics continued near the close of the day’s play when he runs out Kieron Powell for 23 as the visitors lost the first wicket of their second innings.

On Tuesday, skipper Kraigg Brathwaite (17 not out) and nightwatchman Alzarri Joseph, who is filling in for the second day in a row, will resume their duties.

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