result
1st Test, Kingston, Apr 21 - 25 2017, Pakistan tour of West Indies
286 & 152
(10.5 ov, target 32)407 & 36/3
Pakistan won by 7 wickets
player of the match
Yasir Shah
Pakistan
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• The Report by Danyal Rasool

Pacers, Yasir spur Pakistan to victory

Yasir Shah's ninth Test five-for hastened West Indies' second-innings collapse that gave Pakistan a seven-wicket win in Kingston

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Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan
Scorecard summary
West Indies286/10(95 overs)1st INNINGS
Roston Chase63 (151)
Yasir Shah2/91(24)
Pakistan407/10(138.4 overs)1st INNINGS
West Indies152/10(52.4 overs)2nd INNINGS
Pakistan36/3(10.5 overs)2nd INNINGS

That is all we have from this match. The teams now head to Bridgetown in Barbados for the second Test where Pakistan will aim to wrap up the series. West Indies have lots to ponder about after another final-day collapse. Can they turn it around and level the series? We will find out in five days' time. Join us then. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us here, thank you for joining us.

"It was tricky. When you're chasing such a small target, you tend to relax, but that can happen in cricket", says Misbah-ul-Haq, the Pakistan captain. "We won the game in the end, so pretty satisfied with that and good to see the team doing well. Tricky weather, first day, winning the toss and bowling, there was only one chance to get them out quickly with the weather. The bowlers did well, especially Amir in the first innings and Amir and Yasir. Yasir, especially in the second innings, getting six in a still battable pitch. It depends on the conditions and how the pitch is, especially before the start of the Test. This pitch had a lot of moisture which is why we had to bowl three seamers. We can have three fast bowlers and two spinners, but it is difficult. Let's see what kind of pitch we get in the net two matches. I have always said if you are not enjoying, you need to go. I am not the kind of person who lingers on. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the boys."

"I just try to stick to my lines and lengths," says Yasir Shah, Man of the Match. "I prepared well and did good drills. I worked on my bowling, so I did not have pressure, but I tried to concentrate on performing. This ball slips a bit, but the focus is on trying to bowl in one area. I played in the England series and did well. The Australia series did not have much for the spinners. I just pray that I perform well in this series."

"Not enough run in the first innings," says West Indies captain Jason Holder. "We lost wickets earlier and could never consolidate with any partnership in the middle. We needed to get in excess of 300 runs, but didn't. Lost early wickets again in the second innings. Yasir Shah did bowl well, but we could have batted a lot better. It's a tough phase, but it is what it is. I have full confidence in this young group. We just got to stick together and learn. We definitely need to get off to a better start. Kraigg Brathwaite couldn't get going in this Test match. The last time we beat Pakistan, he carried his bat through both innings. Every single bowler who bowled in this pitch, it was a tough pitch, deserves credit. We lost a few opportunities in the field."

Presentation time.

Pakistan, emboldened by pushing West Indies to a tight corner last evening, spent a session closing in. They picked up six wickets for 59 to leave their batsmen a target of 32. They lost three, but would be mighty pleased with the effort nevertheless. A wicket or two too many, you may argue, but they'd gladly take the win. Ahmed Shehzad has had a poor game and is having a chat with coach Arthur. Such has been the nature of victory that it perhaps gives him enough space to work things out ahead of Barbados. Star of the day for Pakistan? Yasir Shah, undoubtedly. His ninth five-for set up West Indies' collapse.

10.5
6
Bishoo to Misbah, SIX runs

swung across to the leg side to complete the formalities! No time wasted. Consecutive sixes to finish this off. Tossed up again, Misbah down on one knee as he fetches the slog sweep from outside off. Handshakes all around. Pakistan up 1-0 in the three-match series

10.4
6
Bishoo to Misbah, SIX runs

sees the flight, brings out the big broad shoulders, gets to the pitch of the ball and muscles it back over the bowler's head. Glorious

10.3
Bishoo to Misbah, no run

drifts in again but the length is a also a touch shorter, Misbah lunges forward and blocks

Misbah

10.2
W
Bishoo to Younis, OUT

drifts this full ball on middle from wide of the crease, Younis looks to nurdle this to the leg side but the bat comes down at an angle as he prods outside the line. He's hit almost full on the pad. Would've most definitely gone on to hit the stumps. Looked like he got into a tangle while trying to defend. The bottom of the bat may have just got stuck into the pitch as he tried to turn that away. Hawkeye confirms it pitched on leg and would've hit leg.

Younis Khan lbw b Bishoo 6 (28m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.08

Younis has been given out, but he's reviewed the decision. Wonder if Bishoo has overstepped here.

10.1
Bishoo to Younis, no run

tossed up gently outside off, he gets forward and blocks

end of over 10Maiden
PAK: 24/2CRR: 2.40 
Babar Azam9 (22)
Younis Khan6 (21)
Jason Holder2-1-2-0
Devendra Bishoo2-0-7-0
9.6
Holder to Babar Azam, no run

flicked uppishly, but just short of midwicket.

9.5
Holder to Babar Azam, no run

floats it full outside off, this nips back in a touch as well. Babar leaves

9.4
Holder to Babar Azam, no run

looked to sway out of the way of that short ball initially but realised it didn't bounce as high as he'd anticipated and then steers it with the pace to gully

9.3
Holder to Babar Azam, no run

skiddy bouncer but Babar gets on top of the bounce and fends. Took the bottom hand off the grip. Good technique

9.2
Holder to Babar Azam, no run

back of length outside off, this keeps a touch low as keeper collects it below his shin after the batsman leaves

9.1
Holder to Babar Azam, no run

angles a length ball on middle and off from wide of the crease, defended with soft hands

end of over 95 runs
PAK: 24/2CRR: 2.66 
Babar Azam9 (16)
Younis Khan6 (21)
Devendra Bishoo2-0-7-0
Jason Holder1-0-2-0
8.6
3
Bishoo to Babar Azam, 3 runs

thumped into the extra cover region. Used his stretch to get to the pitch of the ball and crash that into the gap

8.5
Bishoo to Babar Azam, no run

tossed up on middle and leg, he gets forward to cover the line and defend

8.4
1lb
Bishoo to Younis, 1 leg bye

gets a leg-bye off the deflection. Looks to fetch the sweep from outside off but this spins away to deflect off the pad to short third man

8.3
Bishoo to Younis, no run

goes onto the backfoot and punches a shortish delivery to cover

8.2
Bishoo to Younis, no run

gets a good stride forward and deadbats the full delivery

8.1
1
Bishoo to Babar Azam, 1 run

gets to the pitch of the ball and works this wide of mid-on

end of over 82 runs
PAK: 19/2CRR: 2.37 
Younis Khan6 (18)
Babar Azam5 (13)
Jason Holder1-0-2-0
Devendra Bishoo1-0-3-0
7.6
2
Holder to Younis, 2 runs

drifting into the pads, worked into the gap between square leg and deep fine leg. Too easy. Younis rolled his wrists to keep the flick down

7.5
Holder to Younis, no run

doesn't commit himself fully forward but gets enough bat on that length ball as he defends

Benny: "Lunch when Younis on 9999, Tea when Misbah on 4998, now Lunch when only 19 required! The test match of waiting"

7.4
Holder to Younis, no run

driving length just outside off, there's an open invitation to drive but Younis is happy to leave

Best performances - batters
Misbah-ul-Haq portrait
Misbah-ul-Haq
99 runs (223)
5 fours
3 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
flick
37 runs
4 fours
0 six
215114915340
Babar Azam portrait
Babar Azam
72 runs (201)
8 fours
1 six
Control89%
Productive shot
cover drive
16 runs
2 fours
0 six
10959240213
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammad Amir portrait
Mohammad Amir
O
26
M
11
R
44
W
6
ECO
1.69
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
3W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
1W
Yasir Shah portrait
Yasir Shah
O
21.4
M
4
R
63
W
6
ECO
2.9
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
TossPakistan, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan tour of West Indies
Season2017
Player Of The Match
Yasir Shah
Yasir Shah
Series resultPakistan led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2259
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days21,22,23,24,25 April 2017 - day(5-day match)
Test debut
Mohammad Abbas
Mohammad Abbas
Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer
Vishaul Singh
Vishaul Singh
Umpires
England Image
Richard Illingworth
England Image
Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Gregory Brathwaite
Match Referee
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Chris Broad