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Yasir spins Pakistan to win in second Test

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took six wickets in Pakistan’s 133-run win over the West Indies in the second Test here on Tuesday to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Yasir spins Pakistan to win in second Test
Yasir Shah, who took six wickets in the second innings


The wily spinner finished with 6-124 and finished with 10 for 210, his second ten-wicket haul in Tests- as West Indies were bowled out for 322 before tea on a weary fifth and final day pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Shah had deprived West Indian batsman Jermaine Blackwood from scoring his second Test hundred when he bowled him for 95 in the prelunch session. West Indies, set a mammoth 456-run target for an unlikely victory, still fought hard and batted for 108 overs with Shai Hope also scoring a fighting 41. Hope and Devendra Bishoo fought for 45 runs during their eighth wicket stand before left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar (2-51) had Hope and Bishoo (26) caught to finish the match. 

In between Babar’s wickets, Shah had Miguel Cummins bowled for nought to finish the match with figures of 10-210, having taken 4-86 in the first innings. Pakistan won the first Test by 56 runs in Dubai, leaving the third and final Test in Sharjah starting from Sunday inconsequential. Blackwood defied Pakistan’s spin-cum-pace attack in the first session by adding 63 for the fifth wicket with Roston Chase (20) and another 57 with Hope for the sixth to counter a weary fifth day pitch.When it seemed Blackwood would complete his second Test hundred, Shah produced a beautiful delivery to get him bowled.

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