Pakistan vs West Indies: Yasir Shah's 10-wicket haul crushes Caribbeans in second Test

AFP, Oct, 25 2016

Abu Dhabi: Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took six wickets in Pakistan's crushing 133-run second Test win over West Indies in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

The wily spinner finished with 6/124 in the second innings as West Indies were bowled out for 322 before tea on a weary fifth and final day pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Shah had taken 4/86 in the first innings, making it his second ten-wicket haul in Test cricket.

Pakistan's Yasir Shah appeals against West Indies batsman Shai Hope in the second Test in Abu Dhabi. AFP

Pakistan's Yasir Shah appeals against West Indies batsman Shai Hope in the second Test in Abu Dhabi. AFP

Shah had deprived West Indian batsman Jermaine Blackwood from scoring his second Test hundred when he bowled him for 95 in the pre-lunch session.

West Indies, set a mammoth 456-run target for an unlikely victory, still fought hard and batted for 108 overs with Shai Hope scoring a fighting 41.

Hope and Devendra Bishoo fought for 45 runs during their eighth wicket stand before left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar (2/51) had Hope and Bishoo (26) caught to finish the match.

In between Babar's wickets, Shah had Miguel Cummins bowled for nought to finish the match with figures of 10/210, having taken 4/86 in the first innings.

Pakistan won the first Test by 56 runs in Dubai, rendering the third and final Test in Sharjah starting from Sunday inconsequential.

Blackwood defied Pakistan's spin-cum-pace attack in the first session by adding 63 for the fifth wicket with Roston Chase (20) and another 57 with Hope for the sixth to counter a weary fifth day pitch.

When it seemed Blackwood would complete his second Test hundred, Shah produced a beautiful delivery which kept straight and hit the batsman's pad, dislodging the stumps.

Blackwood hit 11 boundaries during his enterprising 127-ball stay.

Shah then trapped Jason Holder leg before for 16 to complete his five-wicket haul, the second in the series.

Resuming at 171/4 West Indian pair Blackwood and Chase batted without any problems for the first nine overs, but in the tenth over of the day, Shah produced a sharp turning ball which took the edge of Chase's bat to wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed for an easy catch.

Pakistan took the second new ball with the score on 223/5 but Blackwood hit two boundaries in Sohail Khan's first over.

Shah then took two more wickets to derail West Indies's innings.

Published Date: Oct 25, 2016 | Updated Date: Oct 25, 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