Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Day Five of the second Test between Pakistan and West Indies at Bridgetown, Barbados. I am Rohan Sawant and I will be bringing you the live updates of the day’s play. West Indies will resume the final day from their second-innings score of 264 for 9. They are ahead by 183 runs at the moment, with last pair of Devendra Bishoo (16)* and Shannon Gabriel (0)* at the crease. On the final day, the hosts will look to stretch their lead as much as they can. Pakistan, on the other hand, will look to wrap up the West Indies innings quickly and then have a crack at winning the game. Live Cricket Scorecard, Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd Test at Barbados
The story so far has been that the hosts won the toss and opted to bat first. Roston Chase’s 131 and Jason Holder’s 58 took them to 312, before Pakistan crawled their way to 393 in their first innings. Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq registered score of 99 in successive innings. This time though, he was dismissed. Azhar Ali meanwhile got his 13th Test ton.
Trailing by 81, West Indies have managed to reach at 264 for 9 at Stumps on Day Four. Shai Hope was the top scorer for them with his fine knock of 90. For the visitors, Yasir Shah spun his web and picked up 6 wickets. In fact it was his spell that reduced West Indies from 235 for 4 to 261 for 9.
The game for now is tilted in Pakistan’s favour. If they win on the final day, they will also pocket the series. West Indies, on the other hand, will play to salvage some pride and save the series.
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Vishaul Singh, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel
Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas