Pak wrap up 2nd Test to square WI series

Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
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Pak wrap up 2nd Test to square WI series

Basseterre (Saint Kitts and Nevis), May 24: Abdur Rehman finished with career-best figures, and shared the last five wickets with fellow spinner Saeed Ajmal to usher Pakistan to a series-levelling 196-run victory in the second Test against West Indies here today.

Rehman captured 4/65 from 24.3 overs, and Ajmal took 3/79 from 31 overs, as West Indies, in pursuit of a highly improbable target of 427, were dismissed for 230 in their second innings about 15 minutes before lunch on the final day at Warner Park.

The match came to an anti-climatic close, when Kemar Roach failed to beat Wahab Riaz's direct hit at the bowlers' end, and was run out for 12, after indecision about taking a single with Devendra Bishoo.

The Pakistani victory meant the two-Test series was tied 1-1, after West Indies claimed a 40-run victory in the first Test.

"I think one thing is good about this side, especially this bunch of guys, is that they have a real true fighting spirit," said Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq.

"I think that helped us to get back into this game, and win to tie the series."


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