On the fifth day of the Kingston Test, the Pakistani bowlers’ hard work finally paid off and they managed to crush the Caribbean resistance. The hosts scored 159 for 7 when the rain interrupted the game.
When the match resumed an hour later, the bowlers returned to the field with high ambitions, Jason Holder took the offensive line and Joshua da Silva was not ready to give up easily.
The all-rounder tried to shake Noman Ali’s confidence by scoring runs on the pacers’ balls. Eventually, the spinner caught him in the net and caught Fawad Alam on extra cover to end the innings at 47.
Shaheen Shah Afridi took 4 wickets in the innings and 10 wickets in the match. Noman took three wickets and Hassan Ali took two wickets.
Captain Babar Azam said that Fawad Alam’s batting, Faheem Ashraf and Hassan Ali’s runs for the team, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Noman Ali’s bowling were positive aspects despite the conditions were not favorable, but we need to improve the opening and fielding.
“Team lost the first Test match because we missed opportunities, but there was no pressure. Everyone was confident that we would win the second match and level the series,” he said.
Stability found, senior batsmen played brilliant innings in difficult conditions, Shaheen Shah Afridi bowling pressure put pressure on the rival batting line.
“Play with all the positive minds including the openers and score as many runs as the pakistani team needs. On the fourth day, I declared the innings to feed West Indies a few overs.
I also got one wicket. I have learned a lot as a captain in the last two years,” he said. Encouraged by the team’s performance in the second Test, I will move forward with the same confidence.