Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Day Three 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 resumed Day Two reeling at 286 for 6 before bundling out for 312. Roston Chase and Jason Holder added a mammoth 132-run stand but Pakistan folded their innings soon. Pakistan were going well in their reply before three quick wickets dented their progress. Azhar Ali fought a lone hand and will look to take the innings forward on a crucial day with Misbah-ul-Haq at the opposite end. Live Cricket Scorecard, Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd Test at Barbados
Visitors are trailing behind by 140 runs with 7 wickets remaining. Devendra Bishoo was the most successful bowler for the hosts, removing Ahmed Shehzad and Younis Khan. Holder held his end by resorting to tight lines and Bishoo struck with twin blows. Nonetheless, Azhar, only 19 short of a century, and Misbah will like to steer the ship and take their side close to West Indies’ total from where their lower order can capitalise.
West Indies had won the toss on Day One and opted to bat. This will be the penultimate match for two of Pakistan’s legends – Misbah and Younis. The latter became the first Pakistan player to score 10,000 runs – a feat he achieved in the first Test at Kingston, Jamaica. Misbah too achieved a milestone in the previous Test slamming 5,000 Test runs and also becoming only the sixth batsman to be stranded on 99 not out. Victory in this match will give an unassailable lead to the visitors in the three-match series as well. However, they will have to bat well and ensure a big lead on Day Three to dominate proceedings from thereon.
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