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Kemar Roach and Jayden Seales held their nerves to script a one-wicket victory for West Indies against Pakistan in the first Test at Sabin Park stadium. At 151 for 9 in their second innings with 17 runs needed to win the game, West Indies would be thrilled to secure a win from a position of defeat.
In the first innings, West Indies did well to bundle out Pakistan for 217 runs. Babar Azam led the way with the bat, scoring 55 off 160. Kraig Brathwaite was outstanding for his 97 off 221 balls as West Indies posted 253 in the second innings. A sensational five-wicket haul from Jayden Seales denied Pakistan to score a big score in the third innings as they were bundled out for 203 runs, setting a target of 168 for West Indies to win the game.
Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali combined to pick 7 wickets to dent West Indies’ hopes of winning the game on the fourth day. Their last recognizable batsman, Joshua Da Silva got out in the 50th over with 142 on the board.
With 2 wickets in hand, West Indies required 26 runs and Pakistan perhaps had the upper hand. However, a resilient 30 off 52 from Kemar Roach and decent cameos from Jomel Warrican and Jayden Sealed helped West Indies reach home in the end.
West Indies vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Weather Forecast
The second Test between the Windies and Pakistan will be played at Sabina Park in Jamaica from 20th August to 24th August 2021. The weather forecast for the first Test shows chances of precipitation. One could expect the rain to interrupt the play on frequent occasions. The temperature will vary between 28 degrees and 32 degrees Celsius.
West Indies vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Pitch Report
The batsmen found it extremely tough to get going against the fast bowlers in the first Test at Sabina Park. There was pace, bounce, and a lot of movement off the surface. Spinners, on the other hand, didn’t get any assistance at all from the surface. The seamers are once again likely to rule the roost in the second Test at Sabina Park stadium.
The average scores of first and second innings are 321 and 339. These are comparatively a lot higher than the scores of the third and fourth day, which are 239 and 146 respectively.
The highest ever total recorded here is 849 for 10 by England against the Windies.
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