MATCH REPORT: Afridi to the fore as Pakistan and West Indies share series
Betway Test Series presented by Osaka Batteries
Day 5 of 2nd Test match
Venue: Sabina Park, Jamaica
Result: Pakistan won by 109 runs
Series: Drawn 1-1
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Left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi claimed a 10-wicket match haul for Pakistan as they defeated West Indies in the second Test on Tuesday. The home side entered the final day requiring a further 280 runs for victory or survive 98 overs for a draw, but were bowled out for 219 in their second innings, late in the session.
All-rounder Jason Holder scored with a fluent 47, captain Kraigg Brathwaite produced a typically determined 39 while left-hander Kyle Mayers got off the mark for the first time for the series with a positive 32. And even though vice-captain Jermaine Blackwood chipped in with 25, no batsman managed to reach a half-century.
The 21-year-old Afridi was outstanding, picking 4-43 to end with match figures of 10-94 while left-arm spinner Nauman Ali finished with 3-52 and seam bowler Hasan Ali, 2-37.
With the result, the two-match series finished in a 1-1, following the home side’s sensational one-wicket victory last week.
“I thought the team did a superb job in the first Test and obviously we let ourselves down in the first innings of this Test match. The first innings total let us down and then we were behind the eight-ball from the start,” Brathwaite said after the match.
“Consistency is what we need and I think it is a mindset. Test cricket is never easy. All the guys can bat but the quicker we get to that strong mentality as batsmen will be key for us.”