Player of the Match
Player of the Match

108 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 322/10

  • ST Gabriel7 (8b)
  • Zulfiqar Babar22-5-51-2
  • Yasir Shah39-5-124-6

1.55pm Another clinical display from Pakistan on the fifth day has helped Pakistan thrash West Indies by 133 runs, and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. With 285 runs to defend on the final day, Pakistan were not excellent, but did what they had to do: chip away, take their catches, keep West Indies in their sights. Check, check, check. Yasir finished with figures of 6 for 124, taking his second ten-for in six Tests. West Indies, like they did in the first Test, showed fight, grit and determination to compete. That they did, but it wasn't nearly enough to topple a side that has grown up playing in such conditions. This is also Pakistan's 10th consecutive win in international matches.

Time for the presentation.

Yasir Shah is the Man of the Match: "Wanted to bowl in one area. These wickets are slow, that's why there were many bad balls. But I worked on a repeatable action in the nets. I plan differently for different series. The senior players give me extra support."

Jason Holder: "We've showed signs of improvement. Unfortunately we weren't able to start the game we liked. They scored too many runs on the first day, we didn't bat well in the first innings. Pleased with the guys, the way they showed application. Hope showed promise. Many areas we can improve on, fielding, getting early wickets. We have let ourselves down in the field. Have to hold your chances. Pakistan are not No.2 for no reason. We have to go from the planning phase into the execution phase, that's where we fall in our cricket. We lack consistency."

Misbah-ul-Haq: "Wasn't easy to get 20 wickets on a pitch like that. The bowlers worked really hard. It was a big achievement to get 20 wickets on this pitch. Important to know how to utilise your resources and know how to win matches. I believe in assessing conditions and then using your resources, how to conduct your gameplan, stay in your limits and execute your plan.

Zulfiqar Babar to Bishoo, OUT, that's it. Pakistan seal the series. Misbah takes the catch and Pakistan win by 133 runs. Lots of flight from Babar on off, Bishoo gets low, looking to heave the flight over midwicket. Some extra bounce is responsible for a top edge. The ball lobs up towards midwicket, Misbah runs around and takes the catch.

D Bishoo c Misbah-ul-Haq b Zulfiqar Babar 26 (80m 54b 1x4 0x6) SR: 48.14

Zulfiqar Babar to Bishoo, no run, flat on off, played into the off side with the angle. Quicker through the air
Zulfiqar Babar to Gabriel, 1 run, shortish and wide outside off, hit down to an inexplicably-placed long-off.
Zulfiqar Babar to Gabriel, 2 runs, massive slog, lots of flight from Babar. Gabriel clears his front leg and hoicks it away with all his might. It plonks just over mid-on
Zulfiqar Babar to Gabriel, no run, slow from wide of the crease, straight, defended

Sohaib: "Everyone was hooting about the declaration being too early from Pakistan. They read the game perfectly as it seems, expecting a hard toil for the 10 wickets. Brilliant from the Pakistan think-tank."

Zulfiqar Babar to Bishoo, 1 run, tossed up on middle, driven to long-on.

107 | 1 Run | WI: 318/9

  • ST Gabriel4 (5b)
  • D Bishoo25 (51b)
  • Yasir Shah39-5-124-6
  • Zulfiqar Babar21-5-47-1
Yasir Shah to Gabriel, no run, no, slow regulation legbreak outside off. Thick outside edge lands well short of gully

Look out for the flipper or the googly

Yasir Shah to Bishoo, 1 run, nudged into the leg side, towards deep square leg for a run
Yasir Shah to Bishoo, no run, more turn. Pitches on off or just outside and spins way down leg. Good take from Sarfraz
Yasir Shah to Bishoo, no run, flicked to short midwicket with the angle
Yasir Shah to Bishoo, no run, tossed up outside off, Bishoo gets forward and defends
Yasir Shah to Bishoo, no run, flight on off, nudged to short midwicket

106 | 1 Run | WI: 317/9

  • ST Gabriel4 (4b)
  • D Bishoo24 (46b)
  • Zulfiqar Babar21-5-47-1
  • Yasir Shah38-5-123-6
Zulfiqar Babar to Gabriel, no run, flat and straight from Babar to end, defended back

Talha Hameed: "Most Test wickets after 18 tests: Yasir Shah 112*, Sydney Barnes 112, George Lohmann 112, Clarie Grimmett 105, R Ashwin 104."

Zulfiqar Babar to Gabriel, no run, flat down leg, worked to midwicket
Zulfiqar Babar to Gabriel, no run, beautiful, slow outside off, gets just enough spin to beat the bat of Gabtiel
Zulfiqar Babar to Bishoo, 1 run, comes to the pitch and drives to long-on for a single
Zulfiqar Babar to Bishoo, no run, tossed up way over the batsman's eyeline, worked towards midwicket
Zulfiqar Babar to Bishoo, no run, slow and short down leg, played downwards towards leg gully

105 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 316/9

  • ST Gabriel4 (1b)
  • D Bishoo23 (43b)
  • Yasir Shah38-5-123-6
  • Zulfiqar Babar20-5-46-1
Yasir Shah to Gabriel, FOUR, smashed over cover for four. Lots of flight outside off, Gabriel stays in his crease and plays a No. 11 mow over cover. Gets enough on it

No. 11 Gabriel. Pakistan one wicket away

Yasir Shah to Cummins, OUT, no doubts about this one. Ten in the match for Yasir. Lots of flight on that one and wide outside off, draws Cummins forward but the ball pitches and rips back in. Cummins plays inside the line and is beaten on the outside edge. The ball continues on its trajectory to hit the middle stump. Sensational bowling. Sublime variations in length and pace

ML Cummins b Yasir Shah 0 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Yasir Shah to Cummins, no run, 84 ks, flat and short on off, Cummins stays back and blocks
Yasir Shah to Cummins, no run, better line, pushed fuller outside off, gets Cummins prodding, awkwardly played out
Yasir Shah to Cummins, no run, massive appeal and given! My first instinct was a bad decision. Cummins reviews. Short delivery from around the wicket, Cummins goes back and misses his flick but the ball spins in sharply and hits Cummins in front of leg. But the angle was surely taking that down leg? Yes, it is. Going well down leg. A poor decision from umpire Gough.

Yasir's second


No. of ten-wicket hauls for Yasir Shah in Tests, including this. His first came at Lord's earlier this year.

Time to Declare?


Number of times West Indies have successfully chased in excess of 300. The last time they did it was in 2003 vs Australia in Antigua

Windies' 1st-innings struggles


Average 1st-inngs lead conceded by WI when they have batted second in their last 6 Tests. The deficits: 228, 222, 128, 323, 280 and 360.

Rahat's 50


Wickets in Tests by Rahat Ali. He is the sixth Pakistan left-arm pacer to take 50 or more wickets.

Yasir's 50


Wickets by Yasir Shah in Tests in UAE - he is only the second bowler to take 50 or more wickets in the UAE after Saeed Ajmal.

at home against spin


Runs by Darren Bravo against spinners in Tests in Asia. He is one of the only seven overseas batsmen to score 1000-plus runs against them since 2000.

Age No Bar


Number of Test centuries scored by Younis Khan after the age of 35 - the most by any batsman. Gooch, Dravid and Tendulkar scored 12 100s.

Shafiq's milestone


No. of Pak batsmen to reach 3000 Test runs in fewer inns than Shafiq's 75. Miandad (67), Yousuf (67), Anwar (68), Younis (70) and Majid (72) did it quicker.

Unbeaten in Abu Dhabi


No. of Tests lost by Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, in 8 matches prior to this; won 4 and drew 4.

Misbah equals Imran


No. of Tests captained by Misbah, including this - joint-most for Pakistan. Imran Khan also lead Pakistan in 48 Tests.