Yasir Shah’s four late wickets and captain Misbah-ul-Haq’s unbeaten 99 has put Pakistan within sight of victory on day four of the first Test match at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Monday.
The leg-spinner ripped through the West Indies top order in the final session of the day to reduce the hosts to 4-93 at stumps, with still 28 more required to erase Pakistan’s first innings score.
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Earlier, Misbah had put Pakistan into a dominating position despite being left stranded on 99 in a dramatic end to their first innings, becoming the sixth batsman in Tests to be left not out on 99, as Pakistan posted 407. Sarfraz Ahmed contributed a quickfire 54 in his key 88-run with Misbah to propel Pakistan’s lead to over 100 runs.
Shannon Gabriel and Alzarri Joseph both picked up 3 wickets each, bowling right channels throughout and extracting steep bounce from the surface occasionally.
Davendra Bishoo and Vishaul Singh — both on 0* — will resume the day five proceedings for West Indies tomorrow, with the home side still 28 runs adrift from the guests.
WIvPAK, 1st Test, Day 4 Summary:
West Indies 286 and 93 for 4 (Bishoo 0*, Singh 0*) trail Pakistan 407 (Misbah 99*, Babar 72, Younis 58, Sarfraz 54) by 28 runs