Player of the Match
Player of the Match
414dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Yasir six-for delivers series victory for Pakistan

A tireless Yasir Shah bowled Pakistan to a 133-run win over West Indies in Abu Dhabi, picking up his eighth Test five-wicket haul along the way

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Younis Khan
127(205) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 28 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
17 14 15 8 34 12 14 13
Misbah-ul-Haq
96(162) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
16 5 16 8 7 13 9 22

Best performances - Bowlers

Yasir Shah
O39
M5
R124
W6
Eco3.17
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W
ST Gabriel
O23.1
M1
R96
W5
Eco4.14
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 2-0

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00; Friday: Lunch 12.30-13.30; Tea: 15.30-15.50; Close: 17:20

Match days

21,22,23,24,25 October 2016 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
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.

107.6
W
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

107.5
0
Zulfiqar Babar to Bishoo, no run, flat on off, played into the off side with the angle. Quicker through the air
107.4
1
Zulfiqar Babar to Gabriel, 1 run, shortish and wide outside off, hit down to an inexplicably-placed long-off.
107.3
2
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
107.2
0
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."

107.1
1
Zulfiqar Babar to Bishoo, 1 run, tossed up on middle, driven to long-on.

Yasir's second

2

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

Time to Declare?

5

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

257

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

50

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

Yasir's 50

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

1000+

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

13

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

5

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

0

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

Misbah equals Imran

48

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