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West Indies hit back Pakistan in 2nd innings

DUBAI: Courtesy Davendara Bishu’s five-wicket haul in the second innings, West Indies hit back Pakistan, after conceding a 222 runs deficit in first innings. 

Pakistan has lost its seven wickets so far, six of them have fallen prey to Caribbean leggie.

Pakistan till the filing of this story were 118 fir 7.

Earlier, Shah’s 5-121 helped Pakistan dismiss West Indies for 357 after they resumed the day on 315-6, losing four of the three wickets to Shah’s guile on Dubai stadium pitch which was taking good turn.

Pakistan, who scored 579-3 declared in their first innings, did not enforce the follow-on despite taking a 222-run lead and 23 more of the follow-on target of 380.

At tea Pakistan had lost two quick wickets and were 20-2 with Sami Aslam batting on 12 after Asad Shafiq was trapped leg-before by spinner Devendra Bishoo for five.

That leaves Pakistan with an overall lead of 242 with eight wickets intact and five sessions to take a lead in this three-match series.

It was a double blow for Pakistan after opener Azhar Ali was dismissed leg-before by paceman Shannon Gabriel for two.

Ali, who scored a career best 302 in first innings, was lucky to avoid a caught behind decision off Gabriel but was trapped leg-before the very next ball.

But the day belonged to Shah who wrapped up the West Indies innings in quick time and also reached a milestone.