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First Test: West Indies vs Pakistan

The present two test series between West Indies and Pakistan provide the 15th test series between them and the seventh series between the two teams in West Indies.

 

Pakistan and West Indies have met on 44 occasions prior to this test. Head to Head record read thus - Played 44: Won by West Indies - 14: Won by Pakistan - 15 and Drawn - 15.

 

At the end of this test it read - Played - 45 : Won by West Indies - 15 : Won by Pakistan - 15 and Drawn tests - 15.

 

West Indies capped D Bishoo for this test. He became the 289th cricketer to debut for West Indies in tests. He became the 20th West Indian cricketer to make his debut against Pakistan.

 

Pakistan capped Mohammad Salman for this test. He became the 203rd cricketer to debit for Pakistan in tests. He became the 26th Pakistan cricketer to make his debut against West Indies.

 

Mohammad Salman became the 19th wicket keeper batsman to appear in tests. He is the second Pakistan wicket keeper to make his test debut against West Indies. Moin Khan was the other wicket keeper batsman who had made his debut against West Indies at Faisalabad in Nov 1990.

 

DJG Sammy became the 12th captain to lead West Indies against Pakistan. Misbah-ul-Huq became the 12th captain to lead Pakistan against West Indies. It is a sheer coincidence DJG Sammy and Misbah-ul-Huq became the 12th captain to lead their counties in West Indies and Pakistan test series.

 

West Indies won the toss and batted first in this game to provide the 18th occasion of West Indies winning the toss and batted first in West Indies Pakistan series. Their win in this game provide the eighth occasion of West Indies winning the test when it had won the toss and batted first. Out of 18 occasions when West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first, it had won seven tests, lost six test and five tests were drawn.

 

S Chanderpaul was playing his 130th test in this game. He now holds the joint second place with BC Lara in the list of West Indies cricketers who have played most tests. CA
Walsh holds the first place with 132 tests.

 

S Chanderpaul's aggregate of runs against Pakistan stood at 986 at the end of this test. He scored 27 and 36 not out in this test. He needs 14 more runs for his thousand runs against Pakistan. Others to score more runs are - BC Lara {1173}, IVA Richards {1091} and CL Hooper {998}.

 

Saeed Ajmal captured 5 for 69 in the first innings and 6 for 42 in the second innings providing the 238th and 239th occasion of a Pakistan bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test innings against various oppositions.

 

Saeed Ajmal captured 5 for 69 in the first innings and 6 for 42 in the second innings providing the 32nd and 33rd occasion of a Pakistan bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test innings against West Indies.

 

Saeed Ajmal captured 11 for 111 in this test with 5 for 69 in the first innings and 6 for 42 in the second innings. His feat provide the 24th occasion of a Pakistan bowler capturing ten or more wickets in a test with five plus wicket in both innings of the test.

 

Saeed Ajmal captured 11 for 111 in this test with 5 for 69 in the first innings and 6 for 42 in the second innings. His feat provide the fourth occasion of a Pakistan bowler capturing ten or more wickets in a test with five plus wicket in both innings of the test against West Indies. Other occasions are - 12 for 100 - {6-34 and 6-66 by Fazal Mahmood at Dacca in Mar 1959, 11 for 111 - {6-61 and 5-49} by Wasim Akram at St John's in May 2000 and 10 for 106 - {5-35 and 5-71} by Mushtaq Ahmed at Perhawat in Nov 1997.

 

Saeed Ajmal became the fifth Pakistan bowler to capture ten or more wickets in a match against West Indies. The other four are - 12 for 100 by Fazal Mahmood at Dacca in Mar 1959 : 11 for 121 by Imran Khan at Georgetown in Apr 1988, 10 for 106 by Mushtaq Ahmed at Peshawar in Nov 1997 and 10 for 111 by Wasim Akram at St John's in May 2000.

 

Saeed Ajmal's 11 for 111 in this test provide the 45th occasion of a Pakistan bowler capturing ten or more wickets in a match against various oppositions.

 

Saeed Ajmal's 11 for 111 in this test provide the 375th occasion of a bowler capturing ten or more wickets in a test in the annals of test cricket. Break up country wise read thus - England - 98 : Australia - 90 : Pakistan - 45 : India - 39 : Sri Lanka - 26 : West Indies - 26 : South Africa - 25 : New Zealand - 25 : Zimbabwe - 03 and Bangladesh - 01.

 

Saeed Ajmal's 11 for 111 in this was in a losing cause providing the 66th occasion of a bowler's ten wicket haul going in vain in the annals of test cricket. It also provides the eighth occasion of a Pakistan bowler's ten wicket haul going in vain against various oppositions and the second occasion of a Pakistan bowler's ten wicket haul going in vain against West Indies. The other occasion was Wasim Akram's 11 for 110 going in vain at St John's in May 2000.

 

Saeed Ajmal's 11 for 111 in this was in a losing cause providing the ninth occasion of a bowler's ten wicket haul going in vain against West Indies in the annals of test cricket.

 

DJG Sammy's 5 for 29 in the second innings of this test provide the 265th occasion of a West Indian bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test innings against various oppositions. His figures provide the 22nd occasion of a West Indian bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test innings against Pakistan.

 

DJG Sammy's 5 for 29 in the second innings of this test provide the 15th occasion of a West Indian captain capturing five or more wickets in a test innings against various oppositions. His figures provide the third occasion of a West Indian bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test innings against Pakistan. The other two occasions are - 5 for 78 by CA Walsh at Peshawar in Nov 97 and 5 for 143 by CA Walsh at Rawalpindi in Nov 1997. Thus DJG Sammy's 5 for 29 in this game represent the best bowling innings figures by a West Indies captain against Pakistan.

 

DJG Sammy's 5 for 29 in this test represent his fourth five wickets innings haul in tests. The other three occasions are - 7 for 66 vs England at Manchester in Jun 2007, 5 for 70 vs Bangladesh at Kingstown in Jul 2009 and 5 for 55 vs Bangladesh at St George's in Jul 2009.

 

DJG Sammy's 5 for 29 in this test represent his first five wickets innings haul in tests while captaining West Indies.

 

This test witnessed most leg before wicket decisions in a test match - 20. The previous record for most leg before wicket decisions in a test match was 17 in the test match between West Indies and Pakistan at Port of Spain in Apr 1993.

 

Saeed Ajmal's 11 for 111 in this test represent his first ten wicket haul in test and thus his best bowling effort in a test. His previous best figures in a test match was 5 for 103 vs England at The Oval in Aug 2010.

 

Saeed Ajmal's 5 for 69 and 6 for 42 in this test represent his third five wicket innings haul in tests. The other occasion was - 5 for 82 vs England at Birmingham in Aug 2010. Thus his 6 for 42 in the second innings of this test represents his best innings bowling effort in tests.

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