Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Day Five of the first Test between Pakistan and West Indies at Sabina Park, Jamaica. I am Rohan Sawant and I will bring you the live updates of this match. Pakistan courtesy their skipper Misbah-ul-Haq’s 99 not out ensured Pakistan to a score of 407. The lead of 121 runs placed the visitors in a strong position. Misbah in process also completed 5,000 Test runs and became the seventh Pakistani cricketer to do so. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs West Indies 2017, 1st Test at Jamaica
Pakistan started the Day Four of the rain-effected Test at 201 for 4. While Misbah in his final Test series crafted a composed 99 not out, he was well supported by a brisk innings from wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed, who scored 54 from just 70 balls. Pacers Shanon Gabriel and Alzarri Joseph claimed 3 wickets apiece. Skipper Jason Holder, Roston Chase and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo claimed a wicket each.
While Bishoo was not very successful with his leg-spin, his counterpart Yasir Shah wreaked havoc in the West Indian camp as they were left tottering at 93 for 4 at stumps on Day Four. Yasir dismissed all four West Indian batsmen. West Indies still trail by 28 runs with six wickets in hand. Pakistan will look to wrap up the West Indies innings soon and script a win on the final day and for the hosts the best result is draw. The lower order has often bailed them out and the expectation will be the same here. At crease are Bishoo and debutant Vishaul Singh.
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Vishaul Singh, Shane Dowrich (wk), Roston Chase, Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel
Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Abbas