Pakistan vs West Indies: Yasir Shah's 10-wicket haul crushes Caribbeans in second Test
Yasir Shah finished with 6/124 in the second innings as West Indies were bowled out for 322 on a weary final day pitch. The win gave Pakistan an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the Test series.
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.
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.
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