Sports Desk: The host West Indies won the Kingston Test against Pakistan. West Indies beat Pakistan by 1 wicket in the last 16-run stand of Kemar Roach and Jayden Siles. With this, West Indies defeated Pakistan by 1 wicket in the second Test. The first was in 2000, in St. John’s.
West Indies lost 9 wickets for 151 runs to win by 18 runs. In this situation, the Caribbeans may not have even thought of winning the match. And waiting for 1 wicket, as if Pakistan was not in a hurry. But the last two batsmen to stand against the Pakistani bowlers were Roach and
Siles. They left the field after confirming the victory.
It was the first match between Pakistan and the West Indies in the second edition of the ICC Test Championship. West Indies won the match by 12 points. Pakistan left the field empty handed.
At the end of the third day, Pakistan scored 160 runs for 5 wickets. With 5 wickets in hand, the lead was 124 runs. Captain Babar Azam was unbeaten on 54 and Fahim Ashraf on 12.
Babar returned with 55 and Fahim with 20 runs. In the end, Hasan Ali’s 27 runs could take Pakistan to 200 runs.
Pakistan was able to give a target of 18 runs to the West Indies. Siles took 5 wickets for West Indies in this innings. Siles broke the 61-year-old record. He took 5 wickets at the youngest age for West Indies. He took 5 wickets in 19 years and 336 days. The previous record was held by spinner Alf Valentine. In 1950, Valentine took 6 wickets in a Test innings against England in 20 years and 41 days. He also took 3 wickets in the first innings of the match.
West Indies were in danger from the start after playing for 18 runs. They lost three top-ranked batsmen in 18 runs. Pakistan fast bowler Shahin Shah Afridi took all three wickets.
West Indies two middle-order batsmen Roston Chase and Jermaine Blackwood overcame the initial pressure with an average of 8 runs.
Although Chase was dismissed for 22, Jeremy Blackwood scored his 15th half-century of his Test career in a 55-run innings. West Indies were worried about the match when Kyle Myers returned with zero, Jason Holder with 18, wicketkeeper Joshua da Silva with 13 and Jomel Warikan with six. Because West Indies needed 16 runs with the last wicket left. Roach-Siles has fulfilled the need of the team by taking responsibility in the last wicket.
Roach scored an unbeaten 30 off 52 balls with two fours. Siles remained unbeaten on 2 runs. Pakistan’s Afridi took 4 wickets for 50 runs. Siles was the best in the match.
The second and final Test of the series will start on August 20 in Kingston.