Pakistan clinch Test series in Abu Dhabi


Needing six wickets to win the second Test against the West Indies in Abu Dhabi, Pakistan wrapped up the match before tea on day five winning by 133 runs with more than a session to spare.

Yasir Shah starred with the ball as the West Indies failed in their bid to save the match and the series, the spinner took 6/124 to complete his second career ten for.

The West Indies resumed play on day five on 171/4 chasing 456 to win and needing to bat out the day to save the match.

Roston Chase’s resistance ended ten overs into the day as Yasir had him caught behind for 20.

Jermaine Blackwood (95 off 180 balls) provided the batting highlight for the West Indies but he too would succumb to Yasir before lunch leaving the West Indies 244/6 and all but sunk.

Jason Holder (16 off 21 balls) became fell just before lunch as Yasir completed his five wicket haul by trapping him leg before.

Shai Hope and Devendra Bishoo provided some resistance before the former was brilliantly caught by Younis Khan off the bowling of veteran spinner Zulfiqar Babar for 41.

Miguel Cummins went for a duck with Yasir bowling him to wrap up his second ten wicket haul in Test match cricket.

Bishoo was the last man out as he top edged Babar to mid-wicket to hand Pakistan a 133 run victory as the West Indies crumbled to 322 all out.

The high points for the West Indies will be the batting of Jermaine Blackwood who made 95 in the second innings and the five wicket haul Shannon Gabriel picked up in Pakistan’s first.

For Pakistan it was a solid all around performance fronted by Younis’ century in the first innings and rounded off by a ten wicket haul by Yasir.