Pakistan coast to victoryAlex Feeney |
The touring Pakistanis have completed a comprehensive victory over the West Indies to level the two-match series 1 – 1.
Danish Kaneria and Shabbir Ahmed were able to knock off the four wickets required for victory with relative ease, sealing a 136-run win. The West Indian tail provided little resistance adding only 29 runs to their overnight total of 114.
Kaneria managed to complete a five-for early in the morning, dismissing an unlucky Daren Powell caught at silly mid-off for 12. As the ball popped up off Powell’s body, two sounds could be heard, prompting the umpire to give him out. However, replays showed that the ball had not hit the bat at any stage.
Shabbir then cleaned up the rest of the tail, taking the last three wickets in quick succession. Courtney Browne (126 for 8) and Reon King (130 for 9) were both dismissed caught behind. Thirteen runs later, Tino Best fell for 4 ending a thoroughly disappointing West Indian final innings.
This Test not only marks the end of the series, but an end to the fine umpiring career of David Shepard. After completing his 92nd Test as an umpire, he was applauded off the field and congratulated by players, officials and the crowd alike. Shepard will not only be remembered as a highly-respected umpire but also as a great character of the game.
Pakistan: 374 (Younis 106, Collymore 7-78)
West Indies: 404 (Lara 153, Shabbir 4-64)
Pakistan (2nd Innings): 309 (Inzamam 117*, Best 4-46, Collymore 4-56)
West Indies (2nd Innings): 143 (Kaneria 5-46, Shabbir 4-55)
Pakistan win by 136 runs.
Two-match series drawn 1- 1
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