In the ongoing West Indies vs Pakistan first Test cricket match, which is being played at Sabina Park stadium located at Kingston in Jamaica, West Indies team has scored 286 runs in 95 overs. The team lost its all ten wickets in the first inning of its batting. Pakistani team had a decent start to its batting inning as it has lost 4 wickets till now. The guest team has scored 201 runs in 78.2 overs and trails by 85 runs.
Pakistan won the toss and opted to bowl first. While batting first, opener batsman of West Indies team couldn’t give a good commencement to the team’s batting inning. Kraigg Brathwaite (0 runs) lost his wicket in the second over of the inning. Shimron Hetmyer (11 runs in 20 balls) replaced him as a partner to Kieran Powell, who scored 33 runs in 71 balls. After these batsmen lost their wickets, Shai Hope and Vishaul Singh were the players to bat next.
Hope and Singh too failed to score big runs for the team and returned pavilion scoring poor runs. After their dismissal, Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich batted next to set up a good score for their team. Chase scored 63 runs in 151 balls and Dowrich scored 56 runs in 130 balls. Skipper Jason Holder too played a pivotal role in forming a good base for team’s total score by hitting 57 runs in 75 balls. Devendra Bishoo made a little contribution in setting up a satisfactory overall score by hitting 28 runs in 58 balls.
Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Amir picked up six wickets of West Indies team. Yasir Shah managed to pick up two wickets in the first inning. Apart from these star bowlers, Mohammad Abbas and Wahab Riaz too succeeded in picking up one wicket each. After the first inning, Pakistan’s batting inning had a stuttering start as its opener batsman Azhar Ali failed to score huge runs and lost his wicket in sixth over. Azhar scored 15 runs in 19 balls. His partner Ahmed Shehzad too returned to pavilion after hitting 31 runs in 50 balls.
After the dismissal of opener batsmen, Babar Azam and Younis Khan were the men to bat next. Azam scored 72 runs in 201 balls while Khan made 58 runs in 138 balls. After the falls of these players’ wickets, Misbah Ul Haq and Asad Shafiq are batting. The game of 3 days is complete and 4th day is about to start on 24th April. Pakistani team has scored 201 runs in 78.2 overs with the loss of four wickets.