Babar Azam ki shandar pari I west indies vs pakistan 1st test day 3 stumps babar azam half century helps visitors to take big lead I West Indies vs Pakistan 1st Test, Day-3 I West Indies vs Pakistan
- First Test between West Indies and Pakistan
- Babar Azam balanced the match by scoring a half-century
- West Indies’ Kemar Roach and Jayden Seals took two wickets each.
Kingston: Babar Azam (54*) scored a half-century as Pakistan leveled the match on the third day of the first Test against West Indies. In reply to Pakistan’s first innings of 217 runs, West Indies’ first innings was reduced to 253 runs. After this, on the third day at stumps, Pakistan scored 160 runs in 70 overs for the loss of five wickets. Faheem Ashraf (12*) with Babar Azam is frozen at the crease. With this, Pakistan has taken a 124-run lead over West Indies with 5 wickets remaining.
West Indies extended their innings on the third day with a score of 251/8. Soon the Caribbean innings was all out. Joshua de Silva was the last batsman to be dismissed. The Caribbean team took a lead of 36 runs on the basis of first innings. Shaheen Shah Afridi took the maximum four wickets for Pakistan. Mohammad Abbas achieved three successes. Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali got one wicket each.
Roach-Seals give initial setbacks
After this, Kemar Roach spoiled the start in Pakistan’s second innings. Roach did not allow Imran Butt to open the account and dealt a big blow to the visiting team by getting out LBW. From here, Abid Ali (34) and Azhar Ali (23) shared a 55-run partnership for the second wicket to take Pakistan past 50. Then Kemar Roach broke this partnership by bowling Azhar Ali.
After this Babar Azam took the lead. Then Jayden Seals showed his bowling skills. Seals pushed Pakistan on the back foot by taking two wickets in two consecutive balls. Seals got Abid Ali (34) caught by Silva. In the span of three balls, he raised the concern of the Pakistani camp by getting Fawad Alam caught by the wicketkeeper.
Babar-Rizwan’s half-century partnership
Captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan did the work of grooming Pakistan’s innings with a score of 65/4. Both took the team out of trouble by sharing 55 runs for the fifth wicket. By tee time, Pakistan had made a score of 117/4. After this the match was stopped for a long time due to rain.
When the game started again, Jason Holder gave a blow to Pakistan. Holder gave the fifth blow to Pakistan by getting Mohammad Rizwan (30) caught by de Silva. From here Babar Azam has shared a 39-run partnership with Faheem Ashraf for the sixth wicket. Babar Azam scored 54* in 139 balls with the help of seven fours. Kemar Roach and Jayden Seals got two wickets each for West Indies. A breakthrough for Jason Holder.
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