Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 4

Day 2

735dThe Verdict by Osman Samiuddin

Combining style and steel

Being good to watch and being good are two different things of course, asWest Indian fans - and even Pakistani ones - know only too well


735dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Battling Yousuf earns a draw

Reiterating his monstrous appetite for runs, Mohammad Yousuf steered Pakistan out of choppy waters, guiding them to safety on the final day of the second Test at Multan

735dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Farhat leads Pakistan's fightback

Just when it appeared as if West Indies had assumed a vice-like grip on Multan Test, Pakistan hit back through an assertive batting performance, leaving a draw the most likely result

735dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Windies ride on Lara's sizzling ton

Brian Lara's masterful 196 not out, which comprised a ballistic 77-ball century in a session, stunned Pakistan at Multan, providing West Indies with a great chance to level the three-match series.

735dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Windies make strong reply to Pakistan's 357

An outstanding spell of new-ball bowling and a resolute opening partnership changed the complexion of the Multan Test, putting West Indies in a comfortable position at the end of the second day

735dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Farhat leads batting dominance

A combination of poor West Indian bowling and sensible Pakistani batting made for a one-sided opening after Inzamam-ul-Haq decided to bat first at Multan

735dOsman Samiuddin in Multan

Sami recalled for final Test

Inzamam-ul-Haq lauded the efforts of Mohammad Yousuf in drawing the secondTest in Multan and said the confidence drawn from saving the match will help as they prepare for the final Test

735dS Rajesh

Lara closes in on Tendulkar's record

Brian Lara's magnificent century at Multan put West Indies on top and put them in a position to try and level the series. Cricinfo lists out some of the statistical highlights of the knock

735dThe Verdict by Osman Samiuddin in Multan

Tranquil Yousuf reaches his peak

It is difficult, if not entirely, impossible to locate precisely themoment when a baton, or torch is passed on, when the charge changes

735dJamie Alter

Pirate of the Caribbean

Jamie Alter on a sensational Brian Lara innings at Multan, one that changed the very complexion of the match and series

735dOsman Samiuddin in Multan

Everything is illuminated

The few spectators who came down today didn't know it, but they actually had a choice of two games to watch at the Multan Cricket Stadium

735dOsman Samiuddin in Multan

A little corner was turned - Lara

'This match could be used as a template for us because we played 15 hard sessions of cricket. And that is needed for any team to draw or win a match', said Lara

735dCricinfo staff

Pakistan selectors get more powers

The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced its new selection policy, whereby selectors will have the final say on Pakistan's team selections before each match

742dVaneisa Baksh

Turn again Tiger

With the same understated tenacity that characterises his playing career, Shivnarine Chanderpaul unobtrusively slid into his 100th Test match at Multan Cricket Stadium

735dFazeer Mohammed

Lara's at the height of his game

"When a man sees his end he wants to know that there has been some purpose to his life." That line seems almost to define the Brian Lara we are seeing now in Pakistan

735dOsman Samiuddin at Multan

The newest odd couple come good

Any day Pakistan's openers - any combination - put on an 83-run stand, you have to mark it down as a red-letter occasion

735dOsman Samiuddin

'It's important that I stay there at the crease' - Lara

The bad news for Pakistan, at the end of a day where the West Indies took matters of the second Test very much into their own hands, was that Brian Lara was still batting, four short of a ninth double hundred

735dOsman Samiuddin at Multan

Sarwan: ODI champion, Test maverick

In the absence of West Indian journalists, it was left to the local breed to express surprise at the dropping of Ramnaresh Sarwan. No injuries, it was pointedly announced, so it must have been form

735dCricinfo staff

Chanderpaul fulfills his 100-Test goal

Shivnarine Chanderpaul will be the eighth West Indian to reach the 100-Test milestone when he takes the field for the second Test against Pakistan at Multan

735dS Rajesh

A 100 Tests for West Indies' Mr Dependable

Almost throughout his 12-year Test career, Shivnarine Chanderpaul has played second fiddle to Brian Lara, but in the second Test at Multan, the spotlight will deservedly be on him

405dThe Preview by Osman Samiuddin

Overcast Multan queers the pitch

If conditions remain similar overnight, a result might not be far away either as Pakistan and West Indies begin the second Test on Sunday

Pakistan 3rd innings Partnerships

1st24Imran FarhatMohammad Hafeez
2nd100Imran FarhatYounis Khan
3rd119Mohammad YousufImran Farhat
4th41Inzamam-ul-HaqMohammad Yousuf
5th22Mohammad YousufShoaib Malik
6th152Abdul RazzaqMohammad Yousuf
7th3Mohammad YousufKamran Akmal