West Indies won the first Test against Pakistan by one wicket at Sabina Park, Jamaica on Sunday.
The thrilling match was concluded as the hosts chased a target of 168 runs. The national team’s captain Babar Azam said the team had lost the game because of dropping catches in the last moments of the game.
Earlier, West Indies had won the toss and opted to field against the touring team.
In their first innings, Pakistan were bowled out for 217. Fawad Alam remained top scorer with 56 runs, followed by Faheem Ashraf (44), Babar Azam (30) and Mohammad Rizwan (23).
In the next innings, Pakistan restricted West Indies to 253 runs, advancing the match with 36 runs. Kraigg Braithwaite scored 97 runs while Jason Holder smashed his half-century (56 runs).
Shaheen Afridi took four wickets, followed by Mohammad Abbas (three wickets) while one dismissal was claimed by Faheem Ashraf and Hassan Ali each.
The last-wicket partnership of Roach and Seales helped the hosting team to secure the win.
Upon setting a target, Pakistan were bowled out for 203 runs after which West Indies had required 168 runs to win the first Test. Babar scored 55 runs in Pakistan’s second innings.
From the hosting side, Jayden Seales claimed five-wicket haul while Kemar Roch took three wickets.
In the last innings, the hosts chased the target with the loss of nine wickets. Afridi took four while Hassan took three wickets.
The Two-match Test series began on Thursday (August 12) which will continue till August 25. The second Test will be started on August 20 at Sabina Park, Jamaica–the same venue.
Earlier, Pakistan won rain-hit Twenty20 International (T20I) series 1-0 against West Indies.