Brathwaite, Manzoor star in drawn game
West Indies A 305 for 3 decl (Brathwaite 130, Edwards 94, Babar 3-122) drew with Pakistan A 156 for 1 (Manzoor 100*, Brown 1-57)
Khurram Manzoor scored an unbeaten hundred as the first unofficial Test between Pakistan A and West Indies A at the Arnos Vale Ground in St Vincent ended in a draw. In a match badly affected by rain, West Indies made 305 for 3 declared in their first innings. Pakistan responded strongly, reaching 156 for 1 by close of play on the final day.
After the third day's play was washed out due to rain, West Indies, who were on 216 for 1, began the final day positively. Kraigg Brathwaite was dismissed for 130, but Kirk Edwards was solid before he was out for 94. His dismissal prompted West Indies' declaration 20 minutes after the lunch break. Zulfiqar Babar picked up all the three wickets to fall.
Pakistan began strongly with the openers, Manzoor and Umair Khan, putting on 51. Khan was out lbw to Odean Brown but Manzoor and Umar Amin kept the West Indies bowlers at bay. While Amin dropped anchor, making a sedate 27 in 107 minutes, Manzoor did the bulk of the scoring, reaching his century off 154 balls, with eight fours and two sixes before stumps were drawn.
The second unofficial Test begins on November 24 at the same venue, but the weather forecast suggests that rain could play spoilsport again.