More of the same from Mohammad

When you’re hot, you’re hot. And Mohammad Yousuf is hot right now. Coming into this third and final Test of the series between Pakistan and the West Indies, Yousuf had scored centuries in 4 consecutive Tests. He clocked up his 5th out of 5 today, getting out 46 runs shy of Viv Richards’ record for Test runs in a calendar year.

The touring West Indies side, needing to win to draw the series 1-1, fared better against the rest of the Pakistan side though. The only other Paksistani to get more than 20 was Imran Farhat scoring 47.

Pakistan won the toss and batted. All did not go to plan, however. Opener Mohammad Hafeez was bowled by Corey Collymore for 18 in the 10th over. Younis Khan (20) & Farhat then conspired to somehow break a solid partnership as Younis was ran out.

The man of the moment then appeared to replace Younis as Farhat appeared to be plowing a lone furrow. But as Yousuf burst into life, sending 4 of his first 19 balls to the boundary to reach 24, Bravo produced a good delivery to get Farhat to edge behind to Ramdin.

Captain Inzamam-ul-Haq never really got going, scoring just 18 off 68 before running down the track to Darren Ganga and slapping the ball to Chanderpaul at mid-off. Shoaib Malik followed his captain for the same score, trapped lbw by Taylor.

Yousuf reached his century without much support from the rest of Pakistan’s middle order. It was his turn to go back to the pavilion as soonas he reached the milestone, though. Collymore trapped him lbw trying to pull one that kept low.

Abdul Razzaq made a long drawn out 7, but was out to Bravo to leave the hosts at 257-7 at stumps. The West Indies controlled the day and look good for drawing the series do far.

Pakistan 257-7
Mohammad Yousuf 102, Imran Farhat 47
Dwayne Bravo 2-33, Corey Collymore 2-41

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