Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    4.5 the dropped chance doesn't cost them. Amir has struck with a beauty. Boy, he's worked him over or what. Upright seam, gets this to shape back in just a touch and then the ball nips away off the seam from length on off to take the outside edge, Sarfraz accepts it gleefully. Brathwaite never looked comfortable. 12/1
    32.4 the ball tails back in late to hit him on the back foot. The angle - bowled full from wide of the crease - may have caused the doubt in the umpire's mind. Powell looked to flick but was beaten for pace and was late to come down to the stroke. At the point of impact, the ball didn't have a long way to travel. Clearly no inside edge and hawk-eye shows that would have crashed into leg stump. Amir surprised him with the length and Pakistan have a strike against a run of play. 102/4
    5.3 this time, Hetmyer falls to the trap. Poor, very poor. Again the one that goes across, the length is full and there for the drive. He looks to play away from the body, throws his bat at that and gets a thick edge to Azhar who takes an excellent catch at third slip. The ball was still on its way up when he collected it sideways. Familiar start for West Indies. 13/2
    16.1 beautiful legbreak. Turn, bounce, and fizz. Just too hot for Hope. Yasir tosses it up, gets it angle into the right-hander, then break away. Hope does not really move his feet. He has a lousy prod at it. He had to play at it because it started on middle. Yasir shaves the outside edge. The keeper judges the bounce well and snaffles it 37/3
    90.3 the centurion's gone! Pakistan couldn't have hoped for a better first two overs today. For so long Chase has defied them. Bested them. But now, having to restart his innings, against the new ball, and a special bowler, he offers a tentative prod and the outside edge is taken. It flies low to second slip and Younis Khan has already shown his reflexes are better than ever. 286/8
    35.4 the change of bowling works immediately. Younis has taken a superb catch at second slip. Slants this length delivery across Vishaul, who pokes at the delivery with an angled bat. The ball was dying on Younis, but he stayed low and got his hands properly underneath the delivery to make a potentially tough catch look easy. 107/5
    49.6 Maiden Test wicket for Shadab. He pumps his fist and lets out a big roar. The feline Younis claims another sharp, low catch. This was the perfectly pitched legbreak, spins away outside off, and drags Dowrich forward. He prods with an angled bat, does not cover the line, and nicks it to slip. Joy for the debutant, minutes before tea. Misbah embraces the teenager. Credit to Amir too for his immaculate control at the other end 154/6
    89.3 he's got him! Fantastic start for Pakistan. Abbas spreads his arms wide and runs into his team-mates to celebrate after bowling a ball no batsman would want to face in the first over of a day. Hits a good length, seams in off the pitch and has Holder in two minds. Should I play, should I leave, should I... but before he could finish that thought, his inside edge is taken and Sarfraz takes a good catch to his left 286/7
    97.1 straight to mid-on! Abbas, you beauty! Just seconds before this ball, he was asked to go out of the attack. But he wanted to bowl one more and now he shows us why. Such a tame wicket, though, as Bishoo presses forward to a full delivery and bunts it to Yasir Shah 312/9
    98.5 oh ho ho, a full toss sneaks under the bat and topples leg stump. Who needs the perfect legbreak? Yasir and MIsbah high-five each other, grinning away as the West Indies innings comes to a close with the No. 10 batsman slogging at a loopy delivery, missing it altogether, getting hit on the pad and then looking back to see his stumps broken 312/10
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    16 (b 4, lb 10, w 2)
    TOTAL
    312 all out (98.5 Overs, RR: 3.15)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (KC Brathwaite, 4.5 ov), 2-13 (SO Hetmyer, 5.3 ov), 3-37 (SD Hope, 16.1 ov), 4-102 (KOA Powell, 32.4 ov), 5-107 (VA Singh, 35.4 ov), 6-154 (SO Dowrich, 49.6 ov), 7-286 (JO Holder, 89.3 ov), 8-286 (RL Chase, 90.3 ov), 9-312 (D Bishoo, 97.1 ov), 10-312 (AS Joseph, 98.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Amir2656532.5000
    Mohammad Abbas2365642.4320
    Yasir Shah25.528323.2100
    Shadab Khan2339013.9100
    Azhar Ali10404.0000
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    101.6 Bishoo provides West Indies with the breakthrough! This is the big legbreak from around the wicket. Pitches outside leg and rips away just outside off. Azhar spars at it with no feet, instead of letting it go, and nicks it behind to Dowrich. Azhar gets a standing ovation from his team-mates 259/4
    55.5 oho, he's caught at slip. No such thing as fourth time lucky apparently. Shehzad was saved by West Indies' ill-discipline so many times today, but now, he is undone by a peach. Lovely, ripping legbreak, draws him out to block, making him reach away from his body. It spins past the middle, takes the edge, and Shai Hope dives low to his right to pick up a fine catch 155/1
    56.2 pops a leading edge and the Gabriel does well to bend low in his followthrough and snap up the catch. Big man gets a big wicket and replays indicate the front foot is fine as well. Babar, so very new at the crease, does not know how slow this pitch is. He sees a length ball on the pads and his reflexes force him to flick too early. Soft dismissal 156/2
    59.4 falls to a long hop! West Indies are loving this last session. Karma working in their way? How else would you explain Younis, a man who has banished short balls from spinners for a millennia, picking out short midwicket? 161/3
    120.2 oh, dear! Guess what! He won't get the century! Yet again. Look at Holder and the West Indies fielders celebrating. Caught in two minds one short of a ton. Short of a length, outside off, Misbah makes a late decision to leave it but is late in withdrawing his bat. Unwittingly edges it to second slip off the front glove as it kicks up all of a sudden. Successive scores of 99 for the Pakistan captain 316/5
    124.6 huge appeal for leg before and it has been given. Shafiq has gone for a review, but this may be umpire's call. No inside edge, definitely and hits him on the flap of the front pad before hitting the back thigh, so this could be gone. Replays confirm it would have hit the top part of leg stump. It was back of a length and angling in, beats the batsman trying to close the face of his bat and flick it away, hits the back thigh. Shafiq walks away rubbing his thigh. Replays confirm ball would have hit the top part of leg stump, so the on-field call remains 329/7
    123.5 Gabriel persists with the fuller length in the channel outside off and Sarfraz falls for it. He was taken for four the previous ball but that does not deter Gabriel. Sarfraz pushes hard and away from the body and gets a thick outside edge that flies to second slip 325/6
    137.6 Brilliant catch from Superman Crisis man Chase. He dives full length to his left from mid-on and snaffles it. Fuller than a good length and angled in on off, Shadab attempts to flick, he does so quite early and chips it in the air. Chase plucks it out 384/9
    132.1 good, sharp catch at gully. Amir pays the price for chasing one away from the body. Cross-seamer from Holder, outside off, Amir drives with hard hands and ekes out an outside edge that goes quickly to Shai Hope who quickly gets down to his right to snaffle it. Great reflexes 354/8
    139.6 Gabriel extracts the outside edge from Yasir. Dowrich moves to his right and grasps it. Pakistan have been dismissed for 393. Good length and speared wide outside off at 141ks. Yasir pokes at it with an angled bat and nicks it behind. The quick finishes with four wickets 393/10
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    44 (b 16, lb 16, nb 12)
    TOTAL
    393 all out (140 Overs, RR: 2.80)
    Fall of wickets: 1-155 (Ahmed Shehzad, 55.5 ov), 2-156 (Babar Azam, 56.2 ov), 3-161 (Younis Khan, 59.4 ov), 4-259 (Azhar Ali, 101.6 ov), 5-316 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 120.2 ov), 6-325 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 123.5 ov), 7-329 (Asad Shafiq, 124.6 ov), 8-354 (Mohammad Amir, 132.1 ov), 9-384 (Shadab Khan, 137.6 ov), 10-393 (Yasir Shah, 139.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    ST Gabriel3268142.5309
    AS Joseph1954802.5200
    RL Chase1927403.8901
    JO Holder29114231.4402
    D Bishoo411111632.8200
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    33.4 and it works beautifully. One of WI's most stubborn batsmen undone by excellent bowling and a sharp catch. This one is quicker and flatter and straighter, Brathwaite has to play. He does but extra bounce takes the shoulder of the bat and then flies to Younis' right at first slip. He sticks out a right hand and clings on. Lovely pace from Yasir 97/3
    1.4 Sarfraz dives full length to his right and grasps the inside edge. What a catch. This was full and shaping to angle across off stump. Instead, it swings back in. Powell looks to drive, gets an inside edge, and Sarfraz pulls off a stunner 8/1
    16.1 knocks him over with a in-dipper. Super seam position. Gets this to nip back in from length outside off, skids back in quicker that Hetmyer expected. There's no feet movement whatsoever. Instead he look to jab at the ball from the crease but this one kept a touch low to beat the inside edge and smash into the stumps. 41/2
    88.6 Hope picks out cover. He can't quite believe that, but you run that risk if you hit in the air. Tossed up outside off, plenty of flight. Quick through the air. Hope isn't to the pitch, the ball has room to spin, it does, stops in the surface a touch and Hope finds cover, a reverse-cupped catch. That's a special knock from Hope. Great effort 235/5
    59.6 and Yasir strikes. Against the run of play. Chase just grew in confidence in his attacking ability after that sweep. Slow down leg, Chase lets the ball come to him but hits a drive uppishly straight back to the bowler. That ball may have stopped in the pitch as well. Yasir's perseverance pays off. 155/4
    89.1 there you go. Two in two. Just a bit of movement, and that is all you need. Fullish delivery outside off, the ball pitches and seams back in. Vishaul pokes at that, bat away from pad, and gets a thick inside edge which clatters into the stumps. If Pakistan had an opening before this, they have two now. A little bit of movement is a lot better than a lot of it in this level. 235/6
    98.1 and another one goes. A five-for for Yasir. A quick, straight delivery from Yasir, the ball spins and takes the shoulder of Dowrich's bat. It lobs up towards second slip where Shafiq runs back and takes the catch, even as Younis almost collided with him. Another superb delivery, quick, ripping. No time for Dowrich to adjust 252/8
    90.1 one more. What a catch by Younis. That is an exceptional grab. Younis has a sheepish smile. Was that the googly? It was. Holder goes back, looking for a punch through cover. The ball spins back in, but not as much spin as Holder expected. There was a thick outside edge, it clips Sarfraz's glove and flies towards Younis' left at first slip, who parries, fumbles and holds on to a sensational catch. The umpires just check if it was taken cleanly. Soft signal is out. Third umpire decision out. 236/7
    102.5 backs himself to clear the field and fails miserably in his bid to do so. Yasir tempts him with a pitched up ball outside off, Bishoo falls for it, tries to loft it but the spin and grip is too sharp and he cannot find the middle of the bat. Skews a catch to mid-off where Azhar Ali settles under it 268/10
    100.3 taken this time. A full toss, plenty of air. Alzarri flicks the ball and finds short midwicket. Can't keep his stroke down. Amir dives low to his right to take a quality catch. Yasir and Amir are delighted. WI aren't 261/9
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    TOTAL
    268 all out (102.5 Overs, RR: 2.60)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (KOA Powell, 1.4 ov), 2-41 (SO Hetmyer, 16.1 ov), 3-97 (KC Brathwaite, 33.4 ov), 4-155 (RL Chase, 59.6 ov), 5-235 (SD Hope, 88.6 ov), 6-235 (VA Singh, 89.1 ov), 7-236 (JO Holder, 90.1 ov), 8-252 (SO Dowrich, 98.1 ov), 9-261 (AS Joseph, 100.3 ov), 10-268 (D Bishoo, 102.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Amir2184412.0910
    Mohammad Abbas2565722.2820
    Yasir Shah39.5129472.3500
    Shadab Khan1705503.2301
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    6.5 picks out midwicket. Short ball, comes on at a decent height for the batsman. Azhar swivels around and pulls but cannot get it over the fielder at midwicket. Sends it to the left of him and what a good catch by Hetmyer. Dives to his left, he had not much time to react but snaffles a stunner 10/1
    21.2 Shehzad is pinged on the pad by one that keeps low. Umpire has raised his finger and Shehzad has asked for a review. That's just tough luck. This one is fired from wide of the crease and angling in sharply. Shehzad tries hard to bring the bat down but this one is just a grubber, refuses to get up. Seems initially as though it would go down leg and the sharp angle is what prompted Shehzad to go for the review. Replays show the ball would have barely clipped leg stump, just the outside part of it, so on-field call remains 35/6
    7.3 has he got a feather? Yes, he has. Huge, huge appeal for caught behind and given by the umpire. He really shouldn't be getting out to such balls. It is drifting down the leg side and did not deserve a wicket, Babar tries to glance it fine and manages a tiny edge that the wicketkeeper clings on to after diving to his left. Pair for Babar Azam and Pakistan on the backfoot here 11/2
    12.5 this one jags back in alarmingly from length outside off, Younis expects this to bounce higher and hops back but this one keeps a touch low to beat the across the line push and hit him plumb in front of the stumps. Massive, massive wicket. Hawkeye shows the ball would have crashed into leg stump. 27/3
    15.2 the morning continues to get better for West Indies! They reviewed for lbw, but the decision is out caught at gully. Misbah gets a big inside edge as he plays down the wrong line, it lobs off the pad to Shai Hope who takes a dolly. What a review this. Don't think Holder thought there was an edge. Umpire Richard Kettleborough was the umpire in question 30/4
    15.4 the late movement is causing havoc here! What is happening? This is sensationa. The ball swerves back in late, hits the seam and holds its line to square Shafiq who pokes at it. Kieran Powell at second lip jugged twice and was slightly distracted by the third slip fielder moving to his left, but holds his composure to complete the catch. 30/5
    34.4 full ball, steps out and heaves it but without any timing to wide long-on who runs across to snaffle it 81/10
    22.4 and the procession continues, ladies and gents! Just look at Sarfraz at the other end, frustration writ on his face. Cross-seamer from Holder, it is angled in, takes the outside edge of Shadab as he sticks the bat out. He is stapled to the crease. Wicketkeeper takes a comfortable catch 36/7
    31.4 Amir plays a loose shot. Oh, dear! Gabriel tempts him with a fuller one outside off and Amir falls for it, slashes hard and slices it uppishly straight to backward point 78/8
    33.4 knocked over by one that keeps low. And Gabriel gets a five-for. Back of a length, nipping back in and misses Yasir's bat to flatten off-stump 81/9
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    8 (b 4, lb 1, nb 3)
    TOTAL
    81 all out (34.4 Overs, RR: 2.33)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Azhar Ali, 6.5 ov), 2-11 (Babar Azam, 7.3 ov), 3-27 (Younis Khan, 12.5 ov), 4-30 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 15.2 ov), 5-30 (Asad Shafiq, 15.4 ov), 6-35 (Ahmed Shehzad, 21.2 ov), 7-36 (Shadab Khan, 22.4 ov), 8-78 (Mohammad Amir, 31.4 ov), 9-81 (Yasir Shah, 33.4 ov), 10-81 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 34.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    ST Gabriel1141151.0001
    AS Joseph1214223.5000
    JO Holder11.442331.9702

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to bat first

Series result

3-match series level 1-1

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

Match days

30 April, 01,02,03,04 May 2017 (5-day match)

Test debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Sun, 30 Apr - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 286/6 (RL Chase 131*, JO Holder 58*, 89 ov)
  • Mon, 1 May - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 172/3 (Azhar Ali 81*, Misbah-ul-Haq 7*, 69 ov)
  • Tue, 2 May - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 40/1 (KC Brathwaite 8*, SO Hetmyer 22*, 14 ov)
  • Wed, 3 May - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 264/9 (D Bishoo 16*, ST Gabriel 0*, 102 ov)
  • Thu, 4 May - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 81 (34.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes