the series tied at 1-1
Azhar Ali of Pakistan is dismissed as Shannon Gabriel of West Indies celebrate on Day 5 of the second Test between West Indies and Pakistan at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, Thursday.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq lamented his side’s inability to cope with West Indies’ bowlers as they slumped to a loss in the second Test.
Chasing 188 for a series win in Barbados, Pakistan were all out for just 81 on day five on Thursday.
At one stage, the tourists had been reduced to 36-7, with five players failing to score and Sarfraz Ahmed top-scoring with 23.
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Pakistan had taken an 81-run first-innings lead before Yasir Shah (7-94) triggered a Windies collapse in the second innings.
However, the target of 188 proved too great as the Windies squared the series at 1-1 ahead of the third Test starting on Wednesday, thanks largely to Shannon Gabriel (5-11).
Windies captain Jason Holder said he always felt his team were in with a chance on a tough Kensington Oval pitch.
After the West Indies remarkable fightback to win the second Test of the series both sides have it all to play for in the series decider set to get underway on May 10 in Dominica.
Windsor Park will host only the fifth Test in its history and will be the stage on which the West Indies will seek to prove that their win in Barbados was no fluke.
For Pakistan the last result was down to yet another final day collapse and would have brought back the ghosts of their spectacular implosion at the MCG against Australia.
Much of the second Test was a dour affair with scoring rates hovering between 2 and 3 runs per over
and both sides will be looking for improvements in all areas of the game in particular the fielding.
For the hosts Shannon Gabriel personified the West Indies recovery as he had a shocking start to the Test bowling
6 no-balls in a day before recovering to put in a match winning performance claiming 5/11 in the second innings.
The series started on a very positive note for Pakistan.