BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: An opening stand of 155 between Azhar Ali and Ahmed Shehzad gave Pakistan the upper hand in the second Test with West Indies in Barbados, although the hosts were boosted by a late fightback on day two.
After the West Indies had collapsed to 312 all out, Azhar (81 not out) and Shehzad (70) laid the platform for a strong reply, the latter riding his luck as he was twice dismissed off no-balls after being dropped early in his innings.
West Indies were unable to shift Azhar, who also endured a few nervy moments, before stumps, but Shehzad fell in the evening session when he was caught at slip off Devendra Bishoo.
WEST INDIES 1st Innings
(overnight 286 for six)
K Brathwaite c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 9
K Powell lbw b Mohammad Amir 38
S Hetmyer c Azhar Ali b Mohammad Abbas 1
S Hope c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah 5
R Chase c Younis Khan b Mohammad Amir 131
V Singh c Younis Khan b Mohammad Abbas 3
+S Dowrich c Younis Khan b Shadab Khan 29
*J Holder c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Abbas 58
D Bishoo c Yasir Shah b Mohammad Abbas 14
A Joseph b Yasir Shah 8
S Gabriel not out 0
Extras (b4, lb10, w2) 16
TOTAL (all out, 98.5 overs) 312
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Brathwaite), 2-13 (Hetmyer), 3-37 (Hope), 4-102 (Powell), 5-107 (Singh), 6-154 (Dowrich), 7-286 (Holder), 8-286 (Chase), 9-312 (Bishoo), 10-312 (Joseph)
Bowling: Mohammad Amir 26-6-65-3, Mohammad Abbas 23-6-56-4 (w2), Yasir Shah 25.5-2-83-2, Shadab Khan 23-3-90-1, Azhar Ali 1-0-4-0.
PAKISTAN 1st Innings
Azhar Ali not out 81
Ahmed Shehzad c Hope b Bishoo 70
Babar Azam c & b Gabriel 0
Younis Khan c Gabriel b Bishoo 0
*Misbah-ul-Haq not out 7
Extras (b2, lb3, nb9) 14
TOTAL (3 wkts, 69 overs) 172
Fall of wickets: 1-155 (Ahmed Shehzad), 2-156 (Babar Azam), 3-161 (Younis Khan)
To bat: Asad Shafiq, +Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Abbas
Bowling: Gabriel 16-3-45-1 (nb8), Joseph 11-3-24-0, Chase 11-1-37-0 (nb1), Holder 10-6-8-0, Bishoo 21-8-53-2.
Position: Pakistan trail by 140 runs with seven first innings wickets intact.
Toss: West Indies.
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough, Bruce Oxenford; TV – Richard Illingworth