Pakistan vs West Indies, Day 1, Live score: Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq steady ship before lunch

AFP, Oct, 21 2016

Abu Dhabi: Asad Shafiq led Pakistan's recovery after the early departure of the openers on the opening day of the second Test against West Indies in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Shafiq drove paceman Shannon Gabriel to cover boundary for his sixth boundary to complete his 16th half-century to lift Pakistan after Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and opted to bat on a flat Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch.

Pakistan veteran batsman Younus Khan in action during their second test against West Indies. AFP

Pakistan veteran batsman Younus Khan in action during their second test against West Indies. AFP

After an extended two-and-a-half hour extended session due to Friday prayers, Pakistan were 95-2 with Shafiq on 54 and with him Younis Khan on 29 not out.

The normal red ball and daylight cricket returned in Abu Dhabi after the first Test was a day-night affair with the pink ball in Dubai, as Pakistan were off to an unimpressive start.

Azhar Ali, who scored a career best 302 not out in Dubai, played on to Gabriel in the fifth over and was bowled without scoring.

Sami Aslam also did not last long as he missed an ambitious drive off leg-spinner Devendar Bishoo and was bowled for six.

Shafiq was at his best from the start, playing with confidence as he has so far hit six boundaries in his 90-ball stay.

Younis, who missed the first Test due to recovery from dengue fever, has so far hit a single boundary.

Pakistan, who leads the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Dubai by 56 runs, brought in Younis, Zulfiqar Babar and Rahat Ali in three changes to the first Test line-up.

They left out Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir (both rested) and Babar Azam.

West Indies were forced to leave out unfit wicket-keeper batsman Shane Dowrich, bringing in Shai Hope.

The third and final Test starts in Sharjah from October 30. Here is the scorecard for the second test, Day 1.

Published Date: Oct 21, 2016 | Updated Date: Oct 21, 2016

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115