2nd Test: Yasir Shah's Six-for Leads Pakistan Fightback
- Author: Tabitha Byrd May 04, 2017,
May 04, 2017, 22:45
Skipper Jason Holder also failed to provide any resistance, falling to Yasir in the next over before the leggie claimed two more scalps as the hosts lost six wickets for 26 runs.
Kraigg Brathwaite and Hope stabilised the innings with a 56-run partnership before Brathwaite was dismissed by Yasir for 43.
With little to show in his last 16 Test innings, West Indies batsman Shai Hope says he will take inspiration from his career-best 90 against Pakistan on the penultimate day of the second Test here yesterday.
Apart from showing faith in the West Indies bowlers, Hope said extending their lead would be the first aim on the fifth morning.
But five wickets before lunch left the tourists 35/5 and contemplating a huge defeat.More news: Unbreakable / Split Sequel Announced; Bruce Willis & Sam Jackson Return
Brief scores: West Indies 312 & 264/9 (Shai Hope 90; Yasir Shah 6/90) lead Pakistan 393 all out by 183 runs. Without a score of note in the series, Brathwaite appeared focused on notching a big one in an innings which lasted 111 deliveries in almost 2-1/2 hours at the crease and included four boundaries. But he suddenly lost concentration and drove Shah uppishly to cover where Azhar Ali snared a simple catch head-high, an hour-and-a-half after tea at 235 for five.
The deciding third test starts on Wednesday.
A see-sawing day witnessed West Indies take control of the game for the majority of the day but a slew of wickets late in the day undid all the hard work. West Indies got off to a bad start, having added only one run to their overnight score when Shimron Hetmyer, who had looked convincing on the third evening, was dismissed by Mohammad Amir. Young pacer Mohammad Abbas took two vital wickets of Kieran Powell and Vishaul Singh.
The afternoon session was a cagey affair as Yasir resumed the session by bowling around the wicket again to exploit the rough, while Roston Chase and Hope kept him at bay.