It all comes down to the
last day of the second Test between Pakistan and West Indies, where the visitors
are aiming to claim the remaining nine wickets while the hosts are eyeing to
chase 280 runs at Sabina Park.
Pakistan threw down the gauntlet to the Windies on the
penultimate day of their two-match Test series on Monday, setting the hosts 329
to win as the visitors chase a series-levelling victory.
West Indies will start Tuesday’s final day at 49 for one,
280 runs away from the target as Pakistan bid to square the series after losing
a thriller by one wicket in the first Test at the same venue.
A fourth day’s play almost completely dominated by the visitors
saw Shaheen Shah Afridi claim Test-best innings figures of six for 51 as the
West Indies were routed for 150 in the first innings just after the lunch
Building on a healthy advantage of 152, the Pakistanis threw
caution to the wind in racing to 176 for six at better than a run-a-ball
through the afternoon, declaring for the second time in the match when captain
Babar Azam was dismissed to give their bowlers more than 90 minutes to attack
the home side’s top order.
However the West Indies opening pair of skipper Kraigg
Brathwaite and Kieran Powell were negotiating that potentially tricky period
comfortably until Powell was a run out victim of his own carelessness in
completing a third run.
Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Kieran Powell, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Roston
Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Joshua Da Silva (wicketkeeper), Jason Holder, Kemar
Roach, Jayden Seales and Alzarri Joseph.
Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (captain), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan
(wicketkeeper), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Abbas and
Shaheen Shah Afridi.