Guyana v Pakistanis, tour match, first day, Georgetown May 9, 2011

Misbah hundred sets up declaration

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Guyana 25 for no loss trail Pakistanis 330 for 7 (Misbah 101*, Ali 57, Hafeez 52) by 305 runs
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An unbeaten century from Misbah-ul-Haq built on a solid platform provided by the openers as Pakistanis declared their first innings on 330 for 7 on day one of their two-day game against Guyana in Georgetown. Guyana had managed 25 for no loss when bad light stopped play.

After choosing to bat, Azhar Ali (57), who was promoted to opener, and Mohammad Hafeez (52) got Pakistanis going with a 92-run opening stand. Guyana then struck back with three quick wickets but Misbah was in an uncompromising mood and slammed seven fours and four sixes in just over three hours as he raced to his hundred.

He was particularly severe on offspinner Zaheer Mohamed, hitting him for a four and two sixes off consecutive deliveries as he jumped from 68 to 84 before slog-sweeping legspinner Amir Khan into the Guyana Football Club ground in the next over to bring up his century from 132 balls and prompt the declaration.

Misbah added 69 for the fourth wicket with Umar Akmal, who made 26, before his side suffered a mini-slump, losing four wickets for 39 runs. But Misbah found an able ally in Umar Gul, and the pair made merry in an unbroken stand of 86 for the eighth wicket. Misbah ended the innings on 101, while Gul was on 40.

It was the spinners who did most of the damage for Guyana. Khan, a member of West Indies Under-19 side, was the most successful bowler, taking 3 for 88, while Mohamed picked up 2 for 68.

The match is the only warm-up game for the visitors before the first Test that starts on Thursday at the Guyana National Stadium.

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  • Ronsars on May 10, 2011, 8:02 GMT

    @BigGeorgeMehemood:Don't you think captain forms an integral part of any team?

  • BigGeorgeMehemood on May 9, 2011, 22:29 GMT

    I hear is a chance WI may play 2 spinner for the test- Bishoo and Amir Khan. So dis is the team I hearing about- Simmon, Barat, Bravo, Sarwan, Chandra, Braffit, Bow, Ramphal, Edward, Bishoe, Khan.

  • proteasfan99 on May 9, 2011, 21:30 GMT

    i think Umar Akmal is the pakistan future in terms of batting...they Pakistan need to put pressure on him to take responsibility yet supporting him like S.A did with A.B when he was consistently getting half centuries and would lose his wicket before a hundred...his a player for the future..

  • mso797 on May 9, 2011, 17:36 GMT

    maybe adnan would relax umar akmal

  • TheLight on May 9, 2011, 16:06 GMT

    Stos,

    WI always had good leg spinners (and off spinners too). they were just never given an opportunity by the selectors.

    Imagine being the leading wicket taker in domestic competition for 5 consecutive years and not get into the side.

  • nafzak on May 9, 2011, 15:56 GMT

    Pakistan also has 12 players listed. it's a warm up game - not official, so anything goes.

  • rayinto on May 9, 2011, 15:17 GMT

    It looks like 12 players are listed for the Guyanese team!

  • Desihungama on May 9, 2011, 15:01 GMT

    @Saddam Rasool - These are age old tricks. Don't give adequate chances during warm up games especially when he is new to the Caribbean conditions and when he fails in the opening Test, replace him with you (PCB) had originally in mind.

  • mso797 on May 9, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    Replace tanvir with sadaf he's too expensive adnan can bat better than salman Fawad and manzoor should be in the sqaud

  • Ali-Sajid on May 9, 2011, 13:37 GMT

    Apart from Misbah, Hafeez,Azhar and Gul nobody really stepped up in the batting department. 2 slumps, pakistan can not afford this when the series starts. Also i wont call losing 4 wickets in quick succession in a TEST MATCH a mini slump. the rest of the guys need to get there head in the game. Misbah will not always bail them out of a tight spot.

  • Ronsars on May 10, 2011, 8:02 GMT

    @BigGeorgeMehemood:Don't you think captain forms an integral part of any team?

  • BigGeorgeMehemood on May 9, 2011, 22:29 GMT

    I hear is a chance WI may play 2 spinner for the test- Bishoo and Amir Khan. So dis is the team I hearing about- Simmon, Barat, Bravo, Sarwan, Chandra, Braffit, Bow, Ramphal, Edward, Bishoe, Khan.

  • proteasfan99 on May 9, 2011, 21:30 GMT

    i think Umar Akmal is the pakistan future in terms of batting...they Pakistan need to put pressure on him to take responsibility yet supporting him like S.A did with A.B when he was consistently getting half centuries and would lose his wicket before a hundred...his a player for the future..

  • mso797 on May 9, 2011, 17:36 GMT

    maybe adnan would relax umar akmal

  • TheLight on May 9, 2011, 16:06 GMT

    Stos,

    WI always had good leg spinners (and off spinners too). they were just never given an opportunity by the selectors.

    Imagine being the leading wicket taker in domestic competition for 5 consecutive years and not get into the side.

  • nafzak on May 9, 2011, 15:56 GMT

    Pakistan also has 12 players listed. it's a warm up game - not official, so anything goes.

  • rayinto on May 9, 2011, 15:17 GMT

    It looks like 12 players are listed for the Guyanese team!

  • Desihungama on May 9, 2011, 15:01 GMT

    @Saddam Rasool - These are age old tricks. Don't give adequate chances during warm up games especially when he is new to the Caribbean conditions and when he fails in the opening Test, replace him with you (PCB) had originally in mind.

  • mso797 on May 9, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    Replace tanvir with sadaf he's too expensive adnan can bat better than salman Fawad and manzoor should be in the sqaud

  • Ali-Sajid on May 9, 2011, 13:37 GMT

    Apart from Misbah, Hafeez,Azhar and Gul nobody really stepped up in the batting department. 2 slumps, pakistan can not afford this when the series starts. Also i wont call losing 4 wickets in quick succession in a TEST MATCH a mini slump. the rest of the guys need to get there head in the game. Misbah will not always bail them out of a tight spot.

  • satspeare on May 9, 2011, 13:37 GMT

    Chanderpaul is listed late in the order but I do hope that he comes in earlier than that, probably at #4 - no later. He needs some time at the wricket and why Guyana will ever place him so low in their order is beyond me!! It certainly seems the plan is to frustrate this faithful servant of WI and Guyana cricket and yet no official has publicly showed any support for him - not at any level in West Indies cricket!! This is how we constantly treat our better players and then we are upset when they choose to play somewhere else? By the why, does anyone remember Kerry Paker cricket? So why the hallubalu about IPL. At least now players have a chance to make some money while they are in their prime - sorry the older players did not have this and I wonder what they would have chosen to do. Go Chris Gayle and keep performing!!! Also, consider the list of players included in the 15 years of cricket the WI board is discrediting - shame on you !!

  • on May 9, 2011, 13:19 GMT

    I am shocked that Taufiq Umer didnt play. I hope they are not thinking of promoting Azhar Ali as an opener and playing Hammad Azam. And if they are not planning that there is no logical reason to not let Taufiq bat in the only warm up game before tests considering the only handful deliveries he faced in one ODI during the last month or so.

  • rayinto on May 9, 2011, 13:16 GMT

    Yes PaddyRasta, Chanderpaul needs to get his eye in (if he is actually playing for Guyana and not training with the others)!

  • on May 9, 2011, 10:57 GMT

    No Taufeeq Umar; he's our test opener. What's up with that?

  • Stos on May 9, 2011, 9:59 GMT

    So now South Africa have a seasoned leg spinner, and use spin as a major attacking option, while the West Indies seem to have leg spinners suddenly materializing everywhere. What a strange age. It's been a bit of time since we've had a good leg-spin partnership, so hopefully one of these blokes can get to the point where they can accompany Bishoo in the main team. Given Andrew Martin's control over line, if he gets some more variation, and especially back-spinning deliveries, his probing length and accuracy could well complement Bishoo well, performing a function similar in a sense to Grimmett's in the his partnership with O'Reilley. I haven't seen Amir, but I've heard good things about him as well. Then, of course, they've got a fair few pacers, enough to field relatively fresh pacers even with a potentially packed schedule. What is needed at this point is batsmen capable of consistently putting up a significant total to bowl to.

  • A.R.AHSAN on May 9, 2011, 9:03 GMT

    Umar Akmal need to improve his skill as batsman.He need to take responsibility.He is either hitting or blocking.Their must be some thing in between also.

  • PaddyRasta on May 9, 2011, 6:08 GMT

    If Chanderpaul is playing let him bat soon. Go Shiv!

  • smartguy786 on May 9, 2011, 5:49 GMT

    Umar Akmal is the notable senior batsmen who is a non performer, some body pls talk to him, OR is he missing his bro. Kamran!

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  • smartguy786 on May 9, 2011, 5:49 GMT

    Umar Akmal is the notable senior batsmen who is a non performer, some body pls talk to him, OR is he missing his bro. Kamran!

  • PaddyRasta on May 9, 2011, 6:08 GMT

    If Chanderpaul is playing let him bat soon. Go Shiv!

  • A.R.AHSAN on May 9, 2011, 9:03 GMT

    Umar Akmal need to improve his skill as batsman.He need to take responsibility.He is either hitting or blocking.Their must be some thing in between also.

  • Stos on May 9, 2011, 9:59 GMT

    So now South Africa have a seasoned leg spinner, and use spin as a major attacking option, while the West Indies seem to have leg spinners suddenly materializing everywhere. What a strange age. It's been a bit of time since we've had a good leg-spin partnership, so hopefully one of these blokes can get to the point where they can accompany Bishoo in the main team. Given Andrew Martin's control over line, if he gets some more variation, and especially back-spinning deliveries, his probing length and accuracy could well complement Bishoo well, performing a function similar in a sense to Grimmett's in the his partnership with O'Reilley. I haven't seen Amir, but I've heard good things about him as well. Then, of course, they've got a fair few pacers, enough to field relatively fresh pacers even with a potentially packed schedule. What is needed at this point is batsmen capable of consistently putting up a significant total to bowl to.

  • on May 9, 2011, 10:57 GMT

    No Taufeeq Umar; he's our test opener. What's up with that?

  • rayinto on May 9, 2011, 13:16 GMT

    Yes PaddyRasta, Chanderpaul needs to get his eye in (if he is actually playing for Guyana and not training with the others)!

  • on May 9, 2011, 13:19 GMT

    I am shocked that Taufiq Umer didnt play. I hope they are not thinking of promoting Azhar Ali as an opener and playing Hammad Azam. And if they are not planning that there is no logical reason to not let Taufiq bat in the only warm up game before tests considering the only handful deliveries he faced in one ODI during the last month or so.

  • satspeare on May 9, 2011, 13:37 GMT

    Chanderpaul is listed late in the order but I do hope that he comes in earlier than that, probably at #4 - no later. He needs some time at the wricket and why Guyana will ever place him so low in their order is beyond me!! It certainly seems the plan is to frustrate this faithful servant of WI and Guyana cricket and yet no official has publicly showed any support for him - not at any level in West Indies cricket!! This is how we constantly treat our better players and then we are upset when they choose to play somewhere else? By the why, does anyone remember Kerry Paker cricket? So why the hallubalu about IPL. At least now players have a chance to make some money while they are in their prime - sorry the older players did not have this and I wonder what they would have chosen to do. Go Chris Gayle and keep performing!!! Also, consider the list of players included in the 15 years of cricket the WI board is discrediting - shame on you !!

  • Ali-Sajid on May 9, 2011, 13:37 GMT

    Apart from Misbah, Hafeez,Azhar and Gul nobody really stepped up in the batting department. 2 slumps, pakistan can not afford this when the series starts. Also i wont call losing 4 wickets in quick succession in a TEST MATCH a mini slump. the rest of the guys need to get there head in the game. Misbah will not always bail them out of a tight spot.

  • mso797 on May 9, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    Replace tanvir with sadaf he's too expensive adnan can bat better than salman Fawad and manzoor should be in the sqaud