result
2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, Oct 21 - 25 2016, West Indies tour of United Arab Emirates
452 & 227/2d
(108 ov, target 456)224 & 322
Pakistan won by 133 runs
player of the match
Yasir Shah
Pakistan
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• The 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

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Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Pakistan452/10(119.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Younis Khan127 (205)
Misbah-ul-Haq96 (162)
Shannon Gabriel5/96(23.1)
Jason Holder3/47(22)
West Indies224/10(94.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Yasir Shah4/86(28.4)
Rahat Ali3/45(21)
Pakistan227/2(67 overs)2nd INNINGS
West Indies322/10(108 overs)2nd INNINGS
end of over 1084 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 322/10CRR: 2.98 
Shannon Gabriel7 (8)
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
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.

Devendra Bishoo c Misbah-ul-Haq b Zulfiqar Babar 26 (80m 54b 1x4 0x6) SR: 48.14
107.5
Babar to Bishoo, no run

flat on off, played into the off side with the angle. Quicker through the air

107.4
1
Babar to Gabriel, 1 run

shortish and wide outside off, hit down to an inexplicably-placed long-off.

107.3
2
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
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
Babar to Bishoo, 1 run

tossed up on middle, driven to long-on.

end of over 1071 run
WI: 318/9CRR: 2.97 
Shannon Gabriel4 (5)
Devendra Bishoo25 (51)
Yasir Shah39-5-124-6
Zulfiqar Babar21-5-47-1
106.6
Yasir Shah to Gabriel, no run

no, slow regulation legbreak outside off. Thick outside edge lands well short of gully

Look out for the flipper or the googly

106.5
1
Yasir Shah to Bishoo, 1 run

nudged into the leg side, towards deep square leg for a run

106.4
Yasir Shah to Bishoo, no run

more turn. Pitches on off or just outside and spins way down leg. Good take from Sarfraz

106.3
Yasir Shah to Bishoo, no run

flicked to short midwicket with the angle

106.2
Yasir Shah to Bishoo, no run

tossed up outside off, Bishoo gets forward and defends

106.1
Yasir Shah to Bishoo, no run

flight on off, nudged to short midwicket

end of over 1061 run
WI: 317/9CRR: 2.99 
Shannon Gabriel4 (4)
Devendra Bishoo24 (46)
Zulfiqar Babar21-5-47-1
Yasir Shah38-5-123-6
105.6
Babar to Gabriel, no run

flat and straight from Babar to end, defended back

Talha Hameed: "Most Test wickets after 18 tests: Yasir Shah 112*, Sydney Barnes 112, George Lohmann 112, Clarie Grimmett 105, R Ashwin 104."

105.5
Babar to Gabriel, no run

flat down leg, worked to midwicket

105.4
Babar to Gabriel, no run

beautiful, slow outside off, gets just enough spin to beat the bat of Gabtiel

105.3
1
Babar to Bishoo, 1 run

comes to the pitch and drives to long-on for a single

105.2
Babar to Bishoo, no run

tossed up way over the batsman's eyeline, worked towards midwicket

105.1
Babar to Bishoo, no run

slow and short down leg, played downwards towards leg gully

end of over 1055 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 316/9CRR: 3.00 
Shannon Gabriel4 (1)
Devendra Bishoo23 (43)
Yasir Shah38-5-123-6
Zulfiqar Babar20-5-46-1
104.6
4
Yasir Shah to Gabriel, FOUR runs

smashed over cover for four. Lots of flight outside off, Gabriel stays in his crease and plays a No. 11 mow over cover. Gets enough on it

No. 11 Gabriel. Pakistan one wicket away

104.5
W
Yasir Shah to Cummins, OUT

no doubts about this one. Ten in the match for Yasir. Lots of flight on that one and wide outside off, draws Cummins forward but the ball pitches and rips back in. Cummins plays inside the line and is beaten on the outside edge. The ball continues on its trajectory to hit the middle stump. Sensational bowling. Sublime variations in length and pace

Miguel Cummins b Yasir Shah 0 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Best performances - batters
Younis Khan portrait
Younis Khan
127 runs (205)
10 fours
1 six
Control93%
Productive shot
cover drive
28 runs
4 fours
0 six
171415834121413
Misbah-ul-Haq portrait
Misbah-ul-Haq
96 runs (162)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
sweep shot
16 runs
0 four
1 six
165168713922
Best performances - bowlers
Yasir Shah portrait
Yasir Shah
O
39
M
5
R
124
W
6
ECO
3.17
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
Shannon Gabriel
ST Gabriel
O
23.1
M
1
R
96
W
5
ECO
4.14
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Yasir Shah
Yasir Shah
Series resultPakistan led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2226
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 days21,22,23,24,25 October 2016 - day(5-day match)
Umpires
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Michael Gough
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Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
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Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
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Ahsan Raza
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe