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- West Indies beat Pakistan by 1 wicket
- Kemar Roach and Jayden Seals shine in West Indies win
- West Indies take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series
Kingston: The limits of excitement were exceeded in the first Test between West Indies and Pakistan in Kingston. The result of this breath-taking match came out on the fourth day, in which the Windies team defeated Pakistan by 1 wicket. With this, the Caribbean team has taken a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. The second and final Test match of the series will be played from 20 August.
Pakistan batted first in the first Test and their first innings was all out for 217 runs. In reply, West Indies’ first innings was reduced to 253 runs. The hosts had taken a lead of 36 runs on the basis of first innings. Pakistan scored 203 runs in the second innings and set a target of 168 runs in front of West Indies.
The Caribbean team achieved the target in 56.5 overs for the loss of 9 wickets and registered their memorable victory in Test cricket. Young fast bowler Jayden Seals (8 wickets) was adjudged the player of the match for his excellent performance.
When the score of 151/9 happened…
West Indies did not win easily. Shaheen Shah Afridi (4 wickets), Hasan Ali (3 wickets) and Faheem Ashraf (2 wickets) added to his troubles from time to time. While chasing the target of 168, Pakistan troubled the West Indies a lot and almost prepared for victory. Pakistan kept the thrill of the match at the peak of the West Indies team by giving them shocks at regular intervals.
Soon the hosts had lost 9 wickets at the score of 151 runs. West Indies got their 9th blow in 52.4 overs in the form of Jomel Warrican (9). Warrican plays a pull shot off Hasan Ali’s delivery and the ball goes into the air. Wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan ran very fast and took a spectacular catch near the fine leg boundary. Everyone is praising his catch.
Roach leads West Indies to memorable win with young Seals
Pakistan were 1 wicket away from victory while West Indies needed 17 runs to win. It seemed that Pakistan team would be able to win this match. But Kemar Roach had a different plan. The veteran cricketer, along with Seals, fought the Pakistani bowlers firmly.
Roach, meanwhile, reduced the run gap by hitting two fours. Roach and Seals made the necessary 17 runs in the next 25 balls to win the match as West Indies won the thrilling encounter. Roach sealed the win for West Indies by playing a shot in the direction of covers off Hasan Ali. After this the entire Caribbean camp erupted with joy. This victory was nothing short of creating history for the West Indies, who reversed the defeat and won the match. Cricket fans are also considering the victory of Test cricket by terming this match as legend.
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