Windies go down by 196 runs

Basseterre, St Kitts, CMC – West Indies were defeated by 196 runs by Pakistan in the Second Digicel Test on Tuesday, as the two-match Digicel Series ended 1-1 at Warner Park.


Resuming the fifth and final day on 130-5 in search of 427 for victory, the hosts lost their final five wickets for 100 to be bowled out for 230, 15 minutes before the lunch break.


Captain Darren Sammy counter-attacked with 41 but found no support from the lower order as left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman (4-65) and off-spinner Saeed Ajmal (3-79) were the best bowlers


West Indies were undone by the early loss of vice-captain Brendan Nash who fell in the day’s third over to a catch at slip off Ajmal, without adding to his overnight 30.


Sammy stroked six fours in a spirited 41 from 51 balls, adding 36 for the seventh wicket with Carlton Baugh (18) to hold up Pakistan’s victory charge. Left-hander Ravi Rampaul crashed two sixes and two fours in a bold 20 close to the end.


When Baugh was trapped lbw to Abdur Rehman, wickets continued to fall steadily as the Windies faced the inevitable.



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