West Indies and Pakistan squared up against each other in a gripping first Test at Sabina Park. The hosts won the game by one wicket to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Riding on vital contributions from Fawad Alam (56), Faheem Ashraf (44), and Babar Azam, Pakistan posted 217 in the first innings. A heart-warming knock from Kraigg Braithwaite ensured West Indies take a 36-run lead after their first innings.
Jayden Seales went through Pakistan’s batting line-up in their second innings to bundle them out for 203. West Indies needed 168 runs to win the Test and Pakistan bowlers made sure they don’t chase it down easily.
Pakistan took 9 wickets for 152 runs and looked favorites to win the Test during the final session of day 4. However, Roston Chase and Jayden Seales held their nerves and added 17 runs for the final wicket to help the team win the Test by one wicket.
Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd Test: Head to Head Records:
|Stats||Matches||WI Won||PAK Won||Tied||No Result|
|At Sabina Park, Jamaica||5||3||2||–||–|
|In the last 5 matches||5||3||2|
Teams’ and Players’ Records in Head-to-Head Battles
Pakistan vs West Indies (Image Credit: ESPN Cricinfo)
|Stats||PAK ( vs WI)||WI ( VS PAK)|
|Highest total||657/8d (319 overs) at Bridgetown, Jan 17-23, 1958||790/3 at Kingston, Feb 26-4th March 1958|
|Lowest completed total||77 (44.5 overs) at Lahore, November 7-9, 1986||53 at Faisalabad, October 24-29, 1986|
|Largest victory (by runs)||266 runs, 4th Test, Port of Spain, April1-April 6 1977||276 runs, 1st Test, Bridgetown, May 26-29, 2005|
|Largest victory (by wickets)||10 wickets, Karachi, 1st Test, February 20-25, 1959||10 wickets, Bridgetown, 2nd Test, April 23-April 27, 1993|
(Top players’ stats)
|Stats||Pak (vs WI)||WI (vs Pak)|
|Highest individual score||337 by Hanif Mohammad at Bridgetown, Jan 17-23, 1958||365 By Garry Sobers, 3rd Test, Kingston, Feb 26-Mar 4, 1958|
|Best bowling figures||7/80 by Imran Khan, 1st Test, Georgetown, April 2-6 1988||8/29 by Colin Croft, Port Of Spain, 4th March 1977|
|Most runs scored||1214 runs by Mohammad Yousuf||1173 by Brain Lara|
|Most wickets||80 wickets by Imran Khan||63 wickets by Courtney Walsh|
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imran Butt, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Yasir Shah (subject to fitness), Zahid Mahmood.
Kraigg Brathwaite (C), Jermaine Blackwood (VC), Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, Rahkeem Cornwall, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva, Jahmar Hamilton, Chemar Holder, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Jomel Warrican.