Pakistan vs West Indies 1st Test Match Preview
Pakistan had a poor excursion in their exclusive warm-up diversion in the number one spot up to the primary Test against West Indies, their batsmen surrendering a substantial first-innings lead and their bowlers not able to make quick advances into the West Indies President’s XI.
The home group batted at the Trelawny Stadium in Jamaica and made 419 in the primary innings, a score based on half-hundreds of years from Shimron Hetmyer and Kieran Powell, and an unbeaten hundred from Vishaul Singh, every one of whom were in the long run remunerated by a ring toward the West Indies squad for the principal Test. Mohammad Amir asserted 3 for 66 in 22.1 overs, while Yasir Shah sent down 37 overs for his two wickets.
Hasan Ali stressed his crotch while handling in the principal innings, yet the PCB stayed confident that he would recoup so as to assume a part in the Test arrangement.
The hosts were expelled in 126.1 overs, on the second day, and Pakistan did not start their answer well. Aside from Ahmed Shehzad, who made 55, none of the main five made it to 20, with Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq scoring 7 and 8 individually. Sarfraz Ahmed made a lively 50 to shore up the innings yet Pakistan were shot out in 68 overs for 192, trailing by 227.
The West Indies President’s XI selected to bat once more, however, and Powell made another half-century as the match finished in a draw. Pakistan could take just two second-innings wickets in 42 overs, as the hosts posted 152. Ali did not bowl in the second innings.
The main Test between West Indies and Pakistan start in Kingston on April 21.