Misbah-ul-Haq became the first Pakistan batsman to be left stranded on 99 not out on the fourth day of the first of the three Tests against the West Indies on Monday. Mohammad Abbas, the debutant, was trapped LBW by off-spinner Roston Chase right before Tea as a helpless Misbah watched from the other end. Misbah had put up a typical innings: snail-pacing his first fifty and accelerating the scoring rate afterwards. He passed the 5000-run mark in Test cricket during the second session. Misbah struck five fours and three sixes in an innings that lasted for 223 balls.
The last time Yasir Shah registered a five-wicket haul was in October 2016 when he returned 6 for 124 against the West Indies in Abu Dhabi. During the last session of the fourth day, Yasir got back in his groove bowling precise lengths and varying his pace. The 30-year-old ripped apart the hosts’ top-order reducing them to 93 for 4, picking all the wickets, by Stumps.
Yasir went on to pick up two more wickets on the final day.
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