Pakistan trounce West Indies in 2nd Test, level series
Pakistan beat West Indies by 109 runs in the second Test at Jamaica’s Sabina Park, leveling the two-match series 1-1.
Chasing the target of 329 runs, the hosts were restricted to 219 runs as Shaheen Afridi claimed four wickets, followed by Nauman Ali (three wickets) and Hassan Ali (two wickets). Keiron Pollard was dismissed as run-out by Shaheen Afridi.
In the previous innings, Shaheen’s spell of six wickets helped Pakistan bowl out West Indies for 150 runs against the score of 302. Overall, it was the 10-wicket haul for Shaheen Afridi in his Test career.
The tourists later declared their second innings at 176 for six, making a total of 329 runs for the hosts to win the last game of the Test series.
Furthermore, Mohammad Abbas took three wickets and Faheem Ashraf dismissed one batsman of the opposing team.
During Pakistan’s second innings, Imran Butt remained a top scorer with 37 runs, followed by Captain Babar Azam (33), Abid Ali (29) and Azhar Ali (22).
Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph claimed two wickets while Kyle Mayers and Captain Kraigg Brathwaite secured one dismissal each.
The Green Shirts declared their first innings at 302 with the help of Fawad Alam’s century (124 runs) and Azam’s innings of 75 runs while losing nine wickets.
From the Caribbean side, Kemar Roch and Jayden Seales took three wickets each. Holder bowled out two batsmen while Hassan Ali was dismissed by a run-out.
Earlier, the hosts won the toss and decided to field first at Sabina Park, Jamaica.
In the first Test of two-match series, West Indies beat Pakistan by one wicket after a thrilling competition.
Fawad Alam hits career’s fifth ton
Fawad Alam has so far scored five centuries against five different Test- playing nations in five different countries while playing only 13 Test matches–though his first ton was made 12 years ago, when he debuted against Sri Lanka in 2009.
Fawad’s next four centuries have taken a long way to come as the national cricket board is being criticised for “ignoring” the 35-year-old batsman for more than 10 years.