While trumpets are blowing at one end of the world with coloured-clothed cricketers dancing to moolahs in a cricket extravaganza called Indian Premier League (IPL), in another part of the world, West Indies and Pakistan are locking horns in a Test series. Hello and welcome, I, Rohan Sawant, has the rather pleasant job of covering a Test amidst the busy Twenty20 schedule. I will bring you the live updates from Day 2 of the Pakistan-West Indies first Test, which is being played at the iconic Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Live Cricket Scorecard, Pakistan vs West Indies 2017, 1st Test at Jamaica
West Indies may not be the ideal competitors at the moment but the series had its share of hype as this will be the last time we will see Younis Khan and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq play for Pakistan. The visitors dominated the first day. Pakistan had reduced West Indies to 71 for 5 before a resilient effort from the lower middle-order guided the hosts to respectability. All-rounder Roston Chase (63) and Shane Dowrich (56) added 118 for the sixth wicket before Jason Holder (30*) and Devendra Bishoo (23*) added more solidity. Bad light forced early stoppage on Day One with West Indies ending at 244 for 7.
Mohammed Aamer was the pick of the bowlers from the visitors’ camp with three wickets. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah picked 2 wickets. Pakistan will look forward to wrap up the West Indies innings soon and get a sizeable lead. There is rain forecast today as well and the organisers are using coal to dry the wicket.
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel, Miguel Cummins, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Vishaul Singh
Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Asghar, Ahmed Shehzad, Usman Salahuddin, Shan Masood