Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd Test: Pakistan in control against West Indies

Azhar Ali's 52 not out and Sami Aslam's 50 from 111 balls helped Pakistan tighten their hold on the second Test match against West Indies.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 25, 2016 10:52 am
Azhar Ali led the Pakistan innings from the front with an unbeaten fifty. (Source: File)

Pakistan tightened their grip on the second Test as they, after bowling out West Indies for 224, ended the day’s play with a healthy 342-run lead over the visitors. For the ‘hosts’, Sami Aslam and Azhar Ali hit fifties after Yasir Shah took another four-for to not allow West Indies come close to their total. With plenty of time left in the match, Pakistan would fancy registering a win and making the series scoreline 2-0 with the result. Here’s a look at the major highs and the lows from the day’s play, top moments and much more.

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Azhar Ali (52*) and Asad Shafiq (5*) walk off the field as Pakistan lead by 342 runs.

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WICKET! Gabriel provides the much-needed breakthrough as Aslam departs after being given out at 50. Aslam is caught-behind by Hope.

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FIFTY! Aslam raises his bat as he scores his fourth Test fifty. Alongside Aslam, Azhar has batted brilliantly as he moves close to his 21st Test fifty.

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FOUR! Sami Aslam drives it fine on the leg side for a boundary. Aslam batting at 47 while Azhar has added 40 runs as Pakistan lead by 317.

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Jason Holder brings himself on after 25 overs. Aslam and Azhar batting strong against WI as they have added 72 runs.

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FIFTY! 50 up for Pakistan with Azhar Ali and Sami Aslam scoring 25, 23 runs, respectively.

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DROPPED! Brathwaite with a quicker delivery and Azhar flicks it but finds Blackwood at first slip. As Blackwood moved early and the ball hits him and Azhar gets another lifeline. PAK 43/0

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Pakistan 34 with a loss after 15 overs. West Indies had couple of chances but were denied after Azhar Ali and Sami Aslam, both reviewed umpire’s decision.

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Brathwaite was awarded Azhar’s wicket but the Pakistan batsman was quick in reviewing umpire’s decision. TV Umpire examines it deeply and the decision is overturned as the ball had touch the glove before hitting Azhar’s knee pads.

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Kraig Brathwaite replaces Cummins. Pakistan lead by 246 runs with Sami Aslam 11 and Azhar Ali 5 in the middle.

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FOUR! First boundary of Pakistan’s second innings as Azhar Ali drives it through the covers for the four runs. Pak 10/0

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Shannon Gabriel appeals it loud and the umpire nods his head. Gabriel looks towards the captain seeking for a TV review. Without giving it a second thought, Holder asks for TV review. And umpire’s decision stays correct.

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Pakistan batsmen not taking any risk as they have scored just three runs in three overs. Sami Aslam in some trouble as his left thumb is bleeding.

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Sami Aslam and Azhar Ali to start Pakistan’s second innings. Holder hands the ball to Shannon Gabriel to bowl the firs over.

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We are back and it is official that Misbah-ul-Haq & co. will bat again to increase their lead over West Indies, having 228-run lead.

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WICKET! Pakistan bundle out West Indies at 224. Darren Bravo 43, Jason Holder 31*, Yasir Shah finishes it off with four wickets.

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FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Jason Holder. Holder hits it fine through the covers.

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Steady batting display from Shannon Gabriel and Jason Holder as they have added 26 runs in 5 five overs.

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200 on board for West Indies as Gabriel drives it to the left of midwicket for a single.

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WICKET! Sohail Khan strikes as he dislodges Miguel Cummins’ off stump. Cummins finds his way back into the pavilion scoring 3 runs. WI trail by 255 with one wicket in hand.

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DROPPED! Holder gets a lifeline as Nawaz drops an easy one. Holder goes for a lofted shot but found Nawaz at long-off position and gets two runs.

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WICKET! Yasir Shah strikes as Shai Hope becomes his third victim. Hope walks back as the ball hits middle and off stumps.

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Jason Holder (5) and Shai Hope (11) in the middle, as West Indies trail by 279 runs in the 1st innings.

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WICKET! Shah strikes…Chase (22) with the loose drive and Shafiq takes a neat catch at second slip. West Indies in deep trouble now, 169/7

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Second new ball due, and Pakistan take it straight away. Yasir Shah to make first use of the shining red cherry. West Indies 169/6

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Second new ball is due in some time and Pakistan could take it straight away to initiate the clean-up job with their seamers. Spinners too would enjoy bowling with the harder seam

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And, the teams make their way out for the second session of play. West Indies still trail by 297 runs, and have only four wickets in hand to get there

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Lunch has been taken. West Indies 151/6, still a long way to go for the visitors. They need a miracle in the second session as the first has been dominated by Pakistan. 45 runs scored, and two wickets lost

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WICKET! Sohail Khan does the job for his skipper as he cleans up Bishoo. The leggie walks back after contributing 20 to the team’s total. West Indies now in deep trouble at 144/6

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Rahat Ali leaves the field, Amir comes on as a substitute. And, it’s time for Sohail to Khan to come into the attack. West Indies 133/5 after 57 overs

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Rahat has been pick of the bowlers for Pakistan so far and he has used the old ball really well today

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Chase has joined Bishoo in the middle and the two need to put on a steady stand to make Pakistan bat again. Not much batting to follow, and Chase needs to do what he did against India in the Test series

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WICKET! Rahat Ali changes the angle and breaks the stand. Little bit of reverse for the seamer, Blackwood fails to control the drive and edges one to Sarfraz behind the stumps. The right-hander makes the long walk back after scoring only 8 runs. 121/5

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West Indies resist in the morning session. Not looking for runs, just playing out the overs. Bishoo has consumed 16 deliveries and is yet to get off the mark. Blackwood moves to 7 off 17. WI 115/4 in the 50th over

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On the expected lines, Yasir Shah into the attack now. He picked a wicket on Day 2 and is likely to add more to the tally today. Misbah with attacking field for his strike bowler. Three men around the bat for Blackwood

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It will be a tough ask for the Double Bs Bishoo and Blackwood to resist for the visitors against the turning ball, on a Day 3 wicket

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West Indies overnight pair of Bishoo and Blackwood out in the middle. Rahat Ali to commence proceedings with the older ball. West Indies have a mountain to climb, and their immediate target would be to avoid the follow-on

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Pakistan enjoy grip over proceedings after they picked those late wickets on Day 2 of the second Test against West Indies. Not only did they manage to break the steady stand, but have put immense pressure on the visitors who now need to bat out of their skins to make a contest out of this