Pakistan batsmen secure draw

Mohammad Yousuf is really enjoying 2006. Already having score six centuries this year, he added another to his tally with a mtach-saving 191.

He batted close to all of the day in a marathon effort becoming increasingly familiar. He did have some luck early on, but once he was fully set he did not look like going anywhere. He benifitted from a Runako Morton dropped catch, as well as several edges through the slips and three lbw calls going his way.

Pakistan resumed on 213-2 with Yousuf and Imran Farhat at the crease. As the tourists bided their time before the new ball, some poor running and sharp work form Chanderpaul led to Farhat’s run out.

Once they had the new cherry, the West Indian seam bowlers were able to peg Pakistan back. Corey Collymore was accurate, bowling with plentiful seam movement but no luck. The breakthrough instead came from Jerome Taylor, whose raw pace trapped Inzamam lbw. Shoaib Malik then scratched around for 4 before he was bowled by Daren Powell off an inside edge.

This left West Indies with some real hope of a victory, with only Pakistan’s lower order to come. They wouldn’t get any further into Pakistan’s batting line-up before it was too late though. Abdul Razzaq dug in with the bat after poor performances in the game so far, scoring 80 as he and Yousuf defied the West Indians for over 40 overs.

Both Razzaq and Yousuf fell to Dave Mohammed in the dying overs, Yousuf 9 short of a double century. Despite this, their efforts have put Pakistan into a position where they cannot lose the series.

Pakistan 357 all out
Imran Farhat 74, Younis Khan 56, Mohammad Yousuf 56
Jerome Taylor 5-91

West Indies 591 all out
Brian Lara 216, Chris Gayle 92
Danish Kaneria 5-181, Abdul Razzaq 2-65

Pakistan 213-2 (66 overs)
Mohammad Yousuf 191, Abdul Razzaq 80, Imran Farhat 76
Dave Mohammed 3-101, Jerome Taylor 2-75

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