Pakistan levels test series against West Indies with a 109-run victory

Pakistan levels test series against West Indies with a 109-run victory

Shaheen Afridi grabbed four wickets on the last day for a career-best match figures of 10/94, leaving the hosts 109 runs behind.

On the last day, Shaheen Afridi took four wickets for a career-best match tally of 10/94, leaving the hosts 109 runs short. At the other end, Nauman Ali (3/52) and Hasan Ali (2/37) were stingy, as a number of West Indian players failed to make the most of their innings’ beginnings.

Shaheen Afridi shines with the ball

Imran Butt’s impressive catching continued

Kraigg Brathwaite, Jason Holder resisted but ultimately dismissed

Brathwaite kept going, however it was a break in focus during his four-hour stay at the crease that cost him his wicket, when he sliced a Nauman delivery to Fawad Alam at point for 39 runs.

Afridi struck again, dismissing Kyle Mayers for 32, but Pakistan faced a fresh threat in the form of rain, which threatened to cost them victory. With three wickets remaining to take, a light drizzle prompted an early call for tea, which energised a West Indian team that still had Jason Holder and Joshua da Silva at the crease. The momentum appeared to have shifted back in favour of the hosts, with Pakistan anxious for a scalp, but Nauman’s spin broke the game up, beating Holder in the flight for the all-rounder to spoon a catch to short cover for 47.

Afridi returned to complete the job for the tourists, trapping Kemar Roach in front for 7 runs and dismissing da Silva for 15.

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