Pakistan in West Indies, 2 Test Series, 2021

West Indies vs Pakistan - 1st Test

Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

Date: 12 August-15 August, 2021

West Indies 168/9

RR: 2.96 | West Indies beat Pakistan by 1 wicket

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Kraigg Brathwaite c Mohammad Rizwan & b Shaheen Afridic Mohammad Rizwan & b Shaheen Afridi21700
Kieran Powell lbw Shaheen Afridilbw Shaheen Afridi4510
Nkrumah Bonner bowled Shaheen Afridibowled Shaheen Afridi52110
Roston Chase c Imran Butt & b Faheem Ashrafc Imran Butt & b Faheem Ashraf225630
Jermaine Blackwood c Imran Butt & b Hasan Alic Imran Butt & b Hasan Ali5578100
Kyle Mayers c Imran Butt & b Faheem Ashrafc Imran Butt & b Faheem Ashraf0400
Jason Holder bowled Hasan Alibowled Hasan Ali164130
Joshua Da Silva c Mohammad Rizwan & b Shaheen Afridic Mohammad Rizwan & b Shaheen Afridi134210
Kemar Roach not out not out 305220
Jomel Warrican c Mohammad Rizwan & b Hasan Alic Mohammad Rizwan & b Hasan Ali61310
Jayden Seales not out not out 21300
Extras 13 (b 2, lb 10, w 0, nb 1)
Total 168 (9 Wkts, 56.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
4-1 (Kieran Powell,1.5), 15-2 (Kraigg Brathwaite,5.5), 16-3 (Nkrumah Bonner,7.3), 84-4 (Roston Chase,27), 92-5 (Kyle Mayers,28.4), 111-6 (Jermaine Blackwood,34.2), 114-7 (Jason Holder,38.4), 142-8 (Joshua Da Silva,49.4), 151-9 (Jomel Warrican,52.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mohammad Abbas12 5 27 0 2.25
Shaheen Afridi17 4 50 4 2.94
Hasan Ali16.5 5 37 3 2.24
Faheem Ashraf8 1 29 2 3.63
Yasir Shah3 0 13 0 4.33
Abid Ali0 0 0 0 0
Imran Butt0 0 0 0 0
Azhar Ali0 0 0 0 0
Babar Azam 0 0 0 0 0
Fawad Alam0 0 0 0 0
Mohammad Rizwan 0 0 0 0 0

Right then!! That is all from this remarkable test match. West Indies confidence will be on top of the moon going into the second Test but for now, that is all we have from this match. The second test match starts on 20th August 2021 at 10:00 am Local (3:00 pm GMT). Do join us for that. Till then, Goodbye and Cheers.

Kraigg Brathwaite says this match was remarkable and to come out victorious is really amazing. Goes onto say he thinks that Pakistan bowled really well but the patience, in the end, paid off. Mentions they have been working hard as a batting group and knew Pakistan will come hard at them, but his team managed to get over the line with all the hard work and patience.

Jayden Seales, Man of the Match. Says he is happy to get 5 wickets and to perform to the best of his abilities. Mentions that he stayed positive throughout and in the end that paid off. He praises his bowling coach to be patient with him and help him grow as a better cricketer. All the bowlers in the team supported him throughout. Mentions he only aimed to stick in the middle with Roach and it helped.

Babar Azam is up for a chat, he says, they had a good effort with the bat and when they got the momentum they lost quick wickets. In the second innings, they tried to put up runs but West Indies came out on top with their amazing performance. Mentions West Indies bowled really well and they tried to build partnerships but still fell a bit short. Adds that his bowlers bowled really well, especially Shaheen Afridi. Also says a few drop catches in the field cost them the game.

Kemar Roach, is up for a chat. He says he just backed himself and took on every ball as it came and they ended up winning the Test game. Goes onto say, he has been always a part of the tail, and to get the winning runs feels amazing. Mentions he expected the ball to come there and he was ready to hit the winning runs. Goes onto say Seales helped a lot in the middle and credits him to stick till the end.

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West Indies had a decent lead but Pakistan came back well with the bat. It was their skipper who played a good knock and he was well supported by Mohammad Rizwan and Faheem Ashraf. They collapsed at the start of Day 4 and they eventually gave a target of 168. Jayden Seales was brilliant with the ball for the hosts. He became the youngest bowler to pick up a 5-fer for West Indies and he was helped by Kemar Roach. In the end, it was a very good performance.

When West Indies came out to bat, it was Kraigg Brathwaite who led the team with the bat as he scored 97 and was the reason that they managed a lead. Jason Holder was the other batter who played a fine knock. Pakistan's bowling was good with Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Abbas being the pick of the bowlers. Faheem Ashraf too was decent.

Story of the match, After opting to bowl first, West Indies bowled superbly to bowl out Pakistan for just 217. Jayden  Seales and Kemar Roach were stars with the ball as they had 5 wickets among them. For Pakistan, Fawad Alam and Faheem Ashraf were the only ones who got going and if not for them, they would have finished with a very low score.

We have just witnessed a thriller and who told Test matches are boring? The Men in Maroon have gone 1-0 in the 2-game Test series. A hard-fought win for West Indies in the end! They were looking down and out at 114 for 7 but the lower order came to the party and took them home. This will be good for their confidence going forward and they have opened their account in the second cycle of the WTC. Earlier in the day, West Indies were 3 down for 16 runs.  Then it was a partnership between Roston Chase and Jermaine Blackwood that hold the game for the Windies. The former departed and the wickets started tumbling. Blackwood went on to score a half century but he too departed. Holder played a small cameo and went back. Joshua Da Silva and Kemar Roach stitched a partnership but Da Silva departed at the wrong time. It was then the Heroics of Roach that came into play. He was well supported by Warrican and Seales and they won.

AND BREATHE!!! Take a bow, Kemar Roach! He kept his nerves and did what no one believed. Credit to Jayden Seales also to hang in there with Roach. TEST MATCH AT ITS BEST.

56.5
2
Hasan Ali to Kemar Roach, Here comes the winning runs. Kemar Roach has completed the job for his team. A full-length ball, outside off. Roach punches it through cover. The batters take two comfortably. This is a remarkable win for the hosts. WEST INDIES WIN BY 1 wicket. What a Test game did we just witness here!
56.4
0
Hasan Ali to Kemar Roach, A length ball, on off. Roach defends it out solidly.
56.3
0
Hasan Ali to Kemar Roach, A length ball, on off. Roach defends it to mid on.
56.2
4
Hasan Ali to Kemar Roach, FOUR! EDGY RUNS! Just two runs needed now! A full ball, outside off. Kemar Roach prods to defend but gets a thick outside edge to the right of the keeper who dives but it bounces just in front of him and the ball races away to the fence.
56.1
0
Hasan Ali to Kemar Roach, On a length, on middle, tucked on the leg side. They decide against the single.
55.6
0
Shaheen Afridi to Jayden Seales, 6 runs needed now! A pacy short ball on off. Seales lets it through to the keeper who leaps up to collect it.
55.5
0
Shaheen Afridi to Jayden Seales, A full ball, outside off. Seales shoulders arms to it.
55.4
1
Shaheen Afridi to Kemar Roach, A good length ball, outside off. Roach gets a thick outside edge as he looks to defend to the first slip on a bounce, he parries it to third man for a single.
55.3
1
Shaheen Afridi to Jayden Seales, A full ball, on middle. Seales flicks it to deep square leg and takes a single.
55.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to Jayden Seales, Huge appeal for LBW but not given! A good length ball, angling on middle. Seales gets his bat down in time. Pakistan optimistically appeal for it.
55.1
0
Shaheen Afridi to Kemar Roach, LEG BYE. A full ball, angling on the pads. Roach misses his heave and gets hit on the pads. They take a leg bye as it rolls on the leg side.
54.6
0
Hasan Ali to Jayden Seales, A length ball way outside off. Left alone. 9 runs needed now.
54.5
1
Hasan Ali to Kemar Roach, A short ball on middle. Roach mistimes his pull to point. The ball was in the air for a while but away from the fielder.
54.4
1
Hasan Ali to Jayden Seales, 10 runs needed now! A full ball, on middle. Seales nudges it on the leg side and takes a single.
54.3
1
Hasan Ali to Kemar Roach, A full ball, on off. Roach pushes it to long off for a single.
54.2
0
Hasan Ali to Kemar Roach, Around off. Roach blocks it out.
54.1
2
Hasan Ali to Kemar Roach, Full ball, on middle, this is flicked in front of square leg for two.

DRINKS!! Pakistan are one wicket away from winning this match. West Indies are 14 runs away from winning. Both the team have come a long way in this match and will not give away in the end. An exciting passage of play awaiits,

53.6
0
Shaheen Afridi to Jayden Seales, On middle. Solidly blocked out. 
53.5
0
Shaheen Afridi to Jayden Seales, On a length, around off. Seales looks to defend but gets a thick outside edge to the first slip, on a bounce.
53.4
0
Shaheen Afridi to Jayden Seales, Way outside off. Left alone.
53.3
0
Shaheen Afridi to Jayden Seales, Spills it way down the leg side. Seales misses his flick.
53.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to Jayden Seales, A full ball, angling on middle. Blocked out.
53.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to Jayden Seales, On a length, on off. Seals solidly blocks it. No ball given for overstepping.
53.1
1
Shaheen Afridi to Kemar Roach, A full ball, on middle, this is flicked to the fine leg for a single. 
52.6
0
Hasan Ali to Jayden Seales, A length ball, outside off. Seales watchfully leaves it. 16 needed to win.
52.5
1
Hasan Ali to Kemar Roach, A good length ball, on middle. Roach pushes it through covers for a single.

Jayden Seales is the last men in.

52.4
0
Hasan Ali to Jomel Warrican, OUT! CAUGHT BY Mohammad Rizwan! Brilliant, Absolutely brilliant from Rizwan! Pakistan are now one wicket away to win it! A pacy short ball on middle.  Jomel Warrican goes for the pull but manages a leading edge, in the air and towards deep fine leg. There were four fielders converging for the catch with the keeper as well. He ran all the ground, kept his eyes on it and dives a full stretch forward to take a spectacular catch.
52.3
0
Hasan Ali to Jomel Warrican, Outside off. Left alone.
52.2
0
Hasan Ali to Jomel Warrican, On middle. Blocked out.
52.1
0
Hasan Ali to Jomel Warrican, On a length, outside off. Warrican looks to defend but misses.

Hasan Ali is back on as he replaces Faheem Ashraf.

51.6
0
Shaheen Afridi to Jomel Warrican, LEG BYE! On the pads. Warrican misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. They take a leg bye as it rolls to fine leg. 17 runs needed now.
51.5
0
Shaheen Afridi to Jomel Warrican, Way outside off delivery. Left alone.
51.4
0
Shaheen Afridi to Jomel Warrican, This time he blocks it out solidly. On a length, on middle.
51.3
0
Shaheen Afridi to Jomel Warrican, A short ball on middle. Jomel Warrican half ducks but keeps his bat out, gets some gloves on it to the leg side.
51.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to Jomel Warrican, Around off. Blocked out.
51.1
1
Shaheen Afridi to Kemar Roach, DROPPED! Has Hasan Ali dropped the match? A short of a length ball, outside off. Kemar Roach pulls it, does not gets the distance. Hits it towards deep mid-wicket where Hasan Ali runs across but does not hold it out.  A single taken.