The West Indies and Pakistan locked horns in the second and final test series in Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica.
On Aug 20th at 8: 30 PM IST, the fans were very excited after the hosts displayed a nail-biting win by one wicket in the first test series. The excited fans were all eyes for the second test, and many predicted that the west indies would also sweep the game in the second test.
Both teams have a good bowling attack but a shaky batting lineup. The game was live-streamed on Ten Sports and many predicted that the West Indies would win again. The overall head-to-head stats have predicted otherwise. Let’s take a look at it.
|Overall Matches Played||53|
|West Indies Wins||18|
The head-to-head stats showed that Pakistan had more probability of winning. So, what happened? Let’s see check the match highlights
The final match saw the west indies team and fans high on confidence after their thrilling win in the first test series. West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl.
The Skipper Kraigg Brathwaite scored a brilliant 97 in the first innings, while the 55 runs from Jermaine Blackwood was equally crucial in the run chase. In contrast, Pakistan’s batting let them down this time. The fast pacer Shaheen Afridi bowling was the best highlight of the match, with a haul of 10 wickets leading Pakistan on a 109-run win over the WI team. Apart from Shaheen Afridi, Nauman Ali claimed three wickets while Hasan Ali claimed two wickets in the game.
It is to be noted that Pakistan has claimed 12 world test championships from this series.
The left-arm pacer completed the march with a figure of 10/94 on Aug 24th to level the match series at 1-1.
When the day started at 49, Pakistan needed nine wickets while the west indies needed 280 runs. In contrast, west indies appeared to be making progress with the boundaries by Kraigg Brathwaite kept the score rolling, but once Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood got out, the tide favoured Pakistan.
|302/9 (110.0)||1st Innings||150 (51.3)|
|176/6 (27.2)||2nd Innings||49/1 (19.0)|
Result: Pakistan won by 109 runs.
The scores for the match are as follows.
Fawad Alam – 124* (213)
Babar Azam 75(174)
Pakistan was extremely good with the ball and made timely breakthroughs in the field. However, the Pakistan team dropped many catches in one stage that kept the audience wondering if it would cost them the win like the first test series. Afridi’s ten-wicket sweep helped the team sail through. The breakthrough of the march came when Brathwaite was dismissed. Nauman, the former team captain, caught at the short cover too left the stands shocked at 199 for 8.
Looks like the momentum swung in Pakistan’s favour while the host struggled to keep up this time.