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Thrilling Pakistan`s Victory in first series against West Indies

Faryal Nadeem May 15, 2017
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Pakistan won thrilling test match with six balls and got the victory against West Indies on Sunday. It was a proper farewell to the retiring Captain Misbah Ul Haq and the veteran Younis Khan. Roston Chase was unbeaten and fortunate to achieve 101 runs. It was second hundred scored by him in the series. The team set a target of 303 at Windsor Park in Dominica. The match would have ended in a dramatic draw, but Pakistan won the match successfully.

Misbah said after Gabriel was dragged a wide delivery from Yasir Shah onto the stumps with six balls left Pakistani team to celebrate their victory against West Indies who have lost the series with 2-1 “This was just incredible.”

The last session owns significant amazing happenings, which must not need to be missed. The appeals, dropped catches, no ball dismissals has looked for a while as it was not going to happen. Misbah added, ”I am thankful for myself, supporter as well as the team of Pakistani cricket.”

Chase was the top scorer the first innings with 69 runs and earned the title of man of the match. Chase mentioned “I am disappointed that we were unable to hold on for just one more over. We have shown that the team of West Indies can compete well. It doesn’t even matter that I earned scores of hundred.”

While in the end, he completed the third Test century but was helpless as the non-striker’s end when Gabriel defended resolutely for 21 balls, inexplicably attempted the wild drive off Shah and dragged the ball back onto his stumps.

Shah finished by taking five for 92 and the series haul of 25 wickets, which is the highest of career.

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The Thrilling Victory

The 58 runs for the 7th wicket between Jason Holder and Chase frustrated Pakistan for more than an hour and a half until the West Indies captain has missed a knee high full toss form, Hasan Ali, to leg before 22 after tea.

Devendra Bishoo and Alzarri Joseph offers resistance because it was Gabriel`s through the nerve-jangling overs with Chase which took West Indies to the drawn and safety series. A swift end to match looked similar to Shane Dowrich and Vishaul Singh that fell to Shah. However, both of the talented players have taken the short leg by Babar Azam, which took just seconds when wickets actually fell.

Holder and Chase batted calmly assuring Pakistanis, which grew impatiently in pursuit of breakthrough. The anxieties started at the beginning of match. Kraigg Brathwaiter run was poor enough which continued when opening batsman miscued and made an attempt of cut off Shah for Hasan Ali to take a comfortable catch in the backward point.

Shimron Hetmyer batted in a positive way for 25 who was bowled comprehensively by Mohammad Amir for the third time in series. Chase joined Shai Hope with the flouting pair along with the challenges that presented them by Pakistani attack until Hasan Ali got the breakthrough and the first Test wicket was 20 minutes before lunch trapping Hope leg before with full length inswinger.

The two additional wickets were vivacious of final session that was critical to victory.

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