Yasir Shah’s masterclass with the ball sees Pakistan clinch the series against West indies at Abu Dhabi

The second test match of the series was played between Pakistan and West indies at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The hosts continued their winning ways as West indies got bundled out for 322 on final day to see Pakistan win the game by 133 runs. Pakistan by winning the second game have taken 2-0 lead in three test match series.

Yasir Shah was again chief architect with the ball for Pakistan as he grabbed his second ten wicket haul of his career to see his side clinch the game on the last day. The late order batsmen in Devendra Bishoo and Shai Hope offered a dogged resistance but in the end it wasn’t enough as leg spinner found a opening to derail the opposition to seal another victory for his side.

West indies started the final day at 171 for 4 with Jermaine Blackwood and Roston Chase at the crease. Pakistan needed six wickets to seal the win and the series on the final day. Blackwood was particularly impressive as he produced a splendid innings of 95 runs off 127 balls to offer resistance against a well drilled bowling attack of Pakistan. The game turned when Yasir Shah bowled Blackwood and then it was slide from the visitors as they continued to lose wickets at regular intervals. The side slumped to 266 for 7 after Jason Holder went for 16 runs dismissed by Yasir Shah who trapped him leg before to see his side just two wickets away from yet another test match win.

Pakistan did dominate this game from outset as they scored 452 runs in their first innings with Younis Khan notching up yet another hundred to his name. West indies in reply looked out of sorts as they were bowled for 224 after 94 overs to give Pakistan a big lead of 228 runs. Misbah-ul-Haq did not enforce the follow on as Pakistan batted again to score 227 runs after 67 overs to post a daunting target of 456 runs for West indies.

Pakistan produced yet another well drilled performance to win yet another test match and win the series. The game saw the hosts rest their premier fast bowlers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir to include Rahat Ali and Sohail Khan in the final team sheet.

 

 

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