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1st Test: West Indies v Pakistan at Sabina Park

Narper 2017-04-21 09:05:23 

West Indies Team
KC Brathwaite, KOA Powell, SO Hetmyer, SD Hope, VA Singh, SO Dowrich†, RL Chase, JO Holder*, D Bishoo, AS Joseph, ST Gabriel

Pakistan Team
Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Abbas

Umpires -
RK Illingworth and RA Kettleborough
TV umpire - BNJ Oxenford
Match referee - BC Broad
Reserve umpire - GO Brathwaite[/b]

Pakistan won the toss and elected to field


DIEHARD 2017-04-21 09:20:15 

In reply to Narper

Rain forecast for all 5 days

Narper 2017-04-21 09:58:55 

In reply to DIEHARD

Wow...not good

Narper 2017-04-21 10:00:57 

Younis Khan is just 23 runs short of becoming the first Pakistan player to notch up 10,000 Test runs, while Misbah is 49 short of 5000.

Both players should go past their respective landmarks, but they will be happier if Pakistan can throw up worthy replacements. They will not find a better series than the one against West Indies to experiment and find potential contenders for the spots

NYCGURU 2017-04-21 10:08:43 

In reply to DIEHARD

That is the scary part.It is raining in St Catherine, but my friend said its fine in Kingston. Am excited for my first test at sabina and just waiting for my buddy who is driving from Manchester.

Dukes 2017-04-21 10:13:56 

In reply to NYCGURU

Here's hoping your Sabina sojourn is better than mine in 2004!!!!

SnoopDog 2017-04-21 10:23:36 

In reply to Dukes

Who could ever forget your "musings Day 5" from Sabina Park 2004? lol

NYCGURU 2017-04-21 10:30:24 

In reply to Dukes

Thank you Sir. I sure hope so and i will give you a call when i get back.Also i was in Jamaica last year for the masters and that is why i missed the Atlantis function.

CricketLuva4 2017-04-21 10:35:00 

In reply to Narper

Pak won the toss, fielding.

Dukes 2017-04-21 10:38:31 

How toss spin and we cyan get the actual teams???

Anandram 2017-04-21 10:38:43 

Hety and Singh making their debuts. Good luck boys.

Anandram 2017-04-21 10:43:01 

In reply to Dukes

West Indies Brathwaite, Powell, Hetmyer, Hope, Singh, Dowrich (wk), Chase, Holder (capt), Bishoo, Joseph, Gabriel

Dukes 2017-04-21 10:43:57 

In reply to Anandram


allan 2017-04-21 10:46:36 

Blackwood has been pushed to the side.. i am surprise he not in this team... once picked in squad.. he should probably play ahead of debutants

mittheimp 2017-04-21 10:47:34 

no jamaicans in Jamaica

mikesiva 2017-04-21 10:47:59 

In reply to allan

Jimmy adams presented caps to Singh and Hetmyer in front of empty stands.

NineMiles 2017-04-21 10:49:29 

In reply to mikesiva

Jamaican cricket going the same way as Arse football! razz

Seechy 2017-04-21 10:50:42 

About time the dropped Blackwood! Congrats on the debuts Vish and Hety!

solidrock 2017-04-21 10:51:46 

Blackwood has been batting lousy. No problem with him being dropped. It took guts not to play Blackwood in front of home crowd at Bina. Good fortitude! First time in 40 years that no Jamaican is not in a team playing at Bina!

Congratulations to Hetmyer and Singh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Go for the sky! We are behind both of you.

Drapsey 2017-04-21 10:52:09 

In reply to allan

Blackwood has been pushed to the side.. i am surprise he not in this team... once picked in squad.. he should probably play ahead of debutants

I predicted it. The excuse is that he is tired from travelling back from Bim. wink

thefacts 2017-04-21 10:53:04 

Pitch looks like in a real bad shape... cracks all over

thefacts 2017-04-21 10:54:07 

Pak bowling first

Kay 2017-04-21 10:57:49 

In reply to solidrock

Blackwood has been batting lousy. No problem with him being dropped

Really? Then Shai Hope must be sickeningly pathetic if you compare the test performances of the two thus far ...

thefacts 2017-04-21 11:02:47 

KB is falling over like him walking on ice, losing his balance.

Not taking the swing into account at all

Anandram 2017-04-21 11:07:24 

Braffit gone, debut wicket for Abbas

solidrock 2017-04-21 11:07:30 

Oh no Brathwaite is gone.

Drapsey 2017-04-21 11:09:08 

Paint gone, compliments of the bad Sabina pitch.

thefacts 2017-04-21 11:12:18 

In reply to Drapsey

Not the pitch...

He didn't use soft hands..

thefacts 2017-04-21 11:14:11 

Hetmeyer, on first glance, has a decent technique....

Gets in line with the ball and then leaves

he has to watch out for the ball that comes in late (wishful advice)

Drapsey 2017-04-21 11:14:29 

In reply to thefacts

I'm just being proactive.

When we get bowled out for a sub-par score, the pitch will certainly be attributed.

solidrock 2017-04-21 11:15:44 

So far Hetmyer knows where is his off stump.

thefacts 2017-04-21 11:15:51 

In reply to Drapsey

The Non-Bajans look to be playing with better techniques..

Head is quite still of both Powell and Hetmeyer

vulcan 2017-04-21 11:16:12 

A video link, anyone?

Discourse 2017-04-21 11:16:45 

Well, a man abbas on his debut......2nd ball

thefacts 2017-04-21 11:17:36 

In reply to Discourse

This guy Abbas, is like a young McGrath... he is hitting the same spot almost every ball

mikesiva 2017-04-21 11:17:40 

In reply to solidrock

What home crowd?
A scattering of spectators.

thefacts 2017-04-21 11:21:03 

In reply to mikesiva

No Yardy in this Team..

It's a first in 40 years, ...

Last Time No Yardy in a Kingston Test, 5th Test vs Pakistan, 1977

StumpCam 2017-04-21 11:22:22 

Hitmyer at No.3! WOW!

WI have high hopes for this youth!

romanticking 2017-04-21 11:27:01 

Hetmyer time is numbered at the crease.

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romanticking 2017-04-21 11:27:39 

He will be in pavilion soon.

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jacksparrow 2017-04-21 11:28:17 

For once I have to say the selectors seem to be putting some though into their selctions, fast tracking Hetmyer into the West Indies Senior Team, and recognizing Singh. I really hope Hetmyer puts his head down,forget IPL riches and establish himself.I still believe he is ideally suited for limited overs but wishing him all the best.
Good Luck Guys

thefacts 2017-04-21 11:29:17 

In reply to romanticking

Hetmyer looks like a strong off-side player.

He is leaving the ball well.

One apparent weakness seems he isn't playing with soft hands. Not looking to drop the ball or work them for singles.

romanticking 2017-04-21 11:41:14 



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Drapsey 2017-04-21 11:42:00 

Not a bad debut on that hell hole of a Sabina pitch.

I'll take the 12 runs (with 2 boundaries) any day.

navindesigns 2017-04-21 11:42:31 

batting look very weak
bowler look ever weaker

romanticking 2017-04-21 11:42:58 

WOUNDIANS are getting wet by 12 runs

Sad state of WOUNDIES cricket

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Drapsey 2017-04-21 11:45:23 

Don't worry guys, we still have Hope.

jacksparrow 2017-04-21 11:56:46 

That was a good ball, international cricket is a touch higher.NP we still gonna get to

Nick40H 2017-04-21 11:57:34 

In reply to Drapsey C'mon, I like Hetmyer as much as anybody and I look forward to great things in the future - but 'not a bad debut' is when you make 40 or 50 and fail to convert to a big score. He was dismissed by intelligent fast bowling, but this is no hell hole of a pitch. It's giving the pace bowlers assistance, but this is Day 1 of a test match - that's what you want, not a T20 flat track. This type of pitch separates the pretenders from the real deal. All now, Hetmeyer should be replaying the tape, talking to Jimmy Adams and asking how he could have protected this off stump better. That ball would have dismissed many more experienced left handers however.

CricketLuva4 2017-04-21 11:59:00 

In reply to Nick40H

He was set up nicely, bunch of outswingers then one that nipped back. Thought it kept low but it was just good bowling.

Narper 2017-04-21 11:59:19 

West Indies 29/2 (12.0 ov)

Narper 2017-04-21 12:03:23 

Amir to Shai Hope, out Bowled!! Cleaned him up. The off-stump takes a beating. This is exhilarating stuff from Amir. Talk about purchasing wicket in Tests. A perfect delivery this,

SD Hope b Mohammad Amir 2 (21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.52

Drapsey 2017-04-21 12:03:38 

Now the Hope is gone!

Narper 2017-04-21 12:04:16 

WI 32/3 (13.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.46

Seechy 2017-04-21 12:05:16 

In reply to Narper

End of a Hopeless innings by Hope! C'mon Vish!

mikesiva 2017-04-21 12:05:57 

In reply to Nick40H

I believe Hetmyer should have played another first class season before selection.

Hope average continue to fall from its paltry 17.

Narper 2017-04-21 12:06:44 

Riaz to K Powell, FOUR, to deep backward point

Narper 2017-04-21 12:09:56 

Powell hit in de balls again

Narper 2017-04-21 12:10:25 

WI 36/3 (14.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.57

KOA Powell 20 (38b 1x4 0x6)
VA Singh 0 (0b 0x4 0x6)

Mohammad Amir 7-4-10-2

Cricket_101 2017-04-21 12:11:20 

Guess, Singh has to save he day lol big grin smile

Narper 2017-04-21 12:12:22 

Amir to Vishaul Anthony Singh, no run, if only I had a word better than peach to describe what Amir just bowled. Kept it up around off and the ball veered away after kissing the deck. All this while Vishaul Anthony Singh had lost his balance on the push and is lucky to have evaded the edge there

Narper 2017-04-21 12:16:55 

Riaz to Vishaul Anthony Singh, FOUR, first runs in Test cricket for him. Bit of room outside off and Singh cracks it past the man at gully

Nick40H 2017-04-21 12:20:51 

In reply to mikesiva Yes, probably. But the cupboard almost bare and he is one of the few bright sparks around. I think he has the skill, but it's a question of whether he has the mental game yet. We'll see... Now that he's in the team I hope they play him for the whole series.

embsallie 2017-04-21 12:21:37 

In reply to solidrock

So far Hetmyer knows where is his off stump.

Not anymore.

lol lol

solidrock 2017-04-21 12:22:04 

In reply to embsallie

big grin
He got into feeling he had worked out all that Amir had. They were never going to feed him balls he likes like in the President X1 match. The kid will learn.

Narper 2017-04-21 12:23:23 

WI 46/3 (17.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.71

VA Singh 5 (13b 1x4 0x6)
KOA Powell 24 (43b 1x4 0x6)

solidrock 2017-04-21 12:31:13 

Come on Powell! Bat with respect as you did in the President X1 match. Come on concentrate again.

SnoopDog 2017-04-21 12:31:25 

In reply to Narper

300 will be a good first innings score on this pitch.

Can the Wondies get there?

googley 2017-04-21 12:32:40 

In reply to SnoopDog

the pitch will change after the first day

Narper 2017-04-21 12:35:29 

Riaz to Vishaul Anthony Singh, out Caught by Azhar Ali!! Azhar Ali takes a good low catch at square leg. Riaz has snared Singh with some smart bowling. Was a bit short, had bowled a bouncer too and now follows with a full ball on the legs. Vishaul gets across to flick, falls over a bit and is unable to keep it along the ground. Debut innings comes to a premature end.

Vishaul Anthony Singh c Azhar Ali b Riaz 9(20) [4s-1]

WI 53/4 (19.4 Ovs) CRR: 2.69

solidrock 2017-04-21 12:36:51 

Tough way to get out Singh and you were beginning to settle down. Please do not throw in the towel WI in the next batters.

Drapsey 2017-04-21 12:37:21 

Man, that Sabina Park minefield.

There ought to be an investigation!

moneybrain 2017-04-21 12:38:03 

In reply to DIEHARD

RAIN looking good from WI pov now! lol

Narper 2017-04-21 12:39:45 

Mohammad Abbas to K Powell, FOUR, that is one shot which should give him some confidence

moneybrain 2017-04-21 12:40:53 

In reply to embsallie

Yep off stump reeling lol

solidrock 2017-04-21 12:42:36 

Our President X1 guys went (are going) better than our test team. big grin

moneybrain 2017-04-21 12:42:39 

Overcast day with excellent Leftie swing and movement. WI do not have any batsman to play that. In 2nd Class, Dungheap who bowling likw that??????????? cool

romanticking 2017-04-21 12:49:07 



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ducks 2017-04-21 12:53:03 

In reply to solidrock

Seems like the same guys

thefacts 2017-04-21 13:10:33 

I had posted this while Hetmeyer was batting:

Gets in line with the ball and then leaves

he has to watch out for the ball that comes in late (wishful advice)

If only!

SnoopDog 2017-04-21 13:14:07 

In reply to thefacts

Hety takes a middle stump guard to a left arm pacer coming over the wicket. It's no wonder his off stump left the ground.

Had he taken a middle to off or even an off stump guard that same delivery would have struck him on the pads and maybe even outside the line thereby negating the LBW shout. Lots of in inexperience there. Hopefully he learns.

Narper 2017-04-21 13:14:51 

Lunch - Day 1

West Indies 71/4 (26.0 ov)

RL Chase 12 (21b 2x4 0x6)
KOA Powell 33 (69b 2x4 0x6)

Mohammad Amir 8 5 10 2 1.25 43 0 0
Mohammad Abbas 10 2 24 1 2.40 49 3 0
Wahab Riaz 7 1 27 1 3.85 28 3 0
Yasir Shah 1 0 6 0 6.00 4 1 0

buds 2017-04-21 13:30:16 

Bajans made history by Blackwood's non-selection to play at "Bina against Pakistan. That's the only way they make history.. twisted twisted evil

solidrock 2017-04-21 13:46:44 

Powell - I am sorry and disappointed you gave away your wicket.

Narper 2017-04-21 13:46:47 

Mohammad Amir to Powell, OUT, edged, taken at second slip! West Indies lose their fifth. A loose end to Powell's hard work. Full outside off, hint of swing away, tempts Powell into playing away from his body to drive and the edge travels low to Younis

KOA Powell c Younis Khan b Mohammad Amir 33 (71b 2x4 0x6) SR: 46.47

Narper 2017-04-21 13:49:23 

Mohammad Amir 9-6-10-3

Narper 2017-04-21 13:50:17 

Mohammad Abbas to Roston Chase, FOUR, to sweeper cover

solidrock 2017-04-21 13:50:20 

We might get bowled out before tea. I hope not.

Narper 2017-04-21 13:51:34 

Mohammad Abbas to Roston Chase, leg byes, FOUR, to fine leg

mikesiva 2017-04-21 13:54:34 

In reply to Narper

With this rubbish team Powell has done enough to be retained.

Narper 2017-04-21 13:56:21 

Amir to Dowrich, FOUR, to fine leg

Narper 2017-04-21 14:10:42 

West Indies 85/5

SO Dowrich 5 (22b 1x4 0x6)
RL Chase 16 (33b 3x4 0x6)

Narper 2017-04-21 14:27:42 

West Indies 104/5

SO Dowrich 14 (37b 3x4 0x6)
RL Chase 22 (42b 4x4 0x6)

Narper 2017-04-21 14:33:16 

Current partnership 38 runs, 11.4 overs, RR: 3.25 (Chase 11, Dowrich 1cool

Narper 2017-04-21 14:41:14 

Yasir Shah to Roston Chase, FOUR, crunched. Leans forward and drills this full ball through extra cover

Narper 2017-04-21 14:52:08 

Yasir Shah to Roston Chase, SIX, to long on. this is huge. No real trek down the track but the length is there for Roston Chase to free his arms

Narper 2017-04-21 14:52:29 

Current partnership 53 runs, 16.3 overs, RR: 3.21 (Chase 23, Dowrich 21)

Narper 2017-04-21 15:12:10 

WI 130/5 (48.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.71

Narper 2017-04-21 15:20:28 

Current partnership 60 runs, 24.1 overs, RR: 2.48 (Chase 29, Dowrich 22)

Narper 2017-04-21 15:24:40 


Riaz to Roston Chase, FOUR, angling and losing the line a bit

powen001 2017-04-21 15:26:25 

In reply to Narper

press on lads...

Norm 2017-04-21 15:29:38 

Go, Chase and Dowrich!
Good work by these two.

250 would be something to work with.

Narper 2017-04-21 15:36:38 

Misbah asks for LBW review

NOT OUT...pitched outside leg

Yasir Shah to Dowrich, leg byes, 1 run, They have reviewed an lbw call. This time Shah was confident. Drifts this into Dowrich and the batsman misses the defence. Replays are out: it clearly pitched outside leg so we won't look any further. Will be a leg bye for the hosts

Narper 2017-04-21 15:37:24 

In reply to powen001

Fighting recovery so far....this is test cricket..battle out there...

powen001 2017-04-21 15:40:08 

In reply to Narper

im just thankful that some example of the mental approach is here...good patience and waiting on the bad balls is on display.

so far so good.

winning the Toss was important

Narper 2017-04-21 15:45:45 

Day 1: Tea Break

WI 143/5 (56.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.55

RL Chase 47 (106b 6x4 1x6)
SO Dowrich 27 (93b 5x4 0x6)

Current partnership 72 runs, 29.4 overs, RR: 2.42 (Chase 35, Dowrich 27)

Mohammad Amir 15 7 19 3 1.26 79 1 0
Mohammad Abbas 13 4 28 1 2.15 66 4 0
Wahab Riaz 16 4 46 1 2.87 72 6 0
Yasir Shah 12 3 36 0 3.00 57 5 1

Narper 2017-04-21 16:13:50 

WI 151/5 (59.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.56

Narper 2017-04-21 16:17:07 

50 to Chase

West Indies 152/5

RL Chase 50 (116b 6x4 1x6)
SO Dowrich 32 (107b 5x4 0x6)

mikesiva 2017-04-21 16:18:48 

In reply to Narper

Well played young man.

Discourse 2017-04-21 16:19:09 

Congrats my yute

With a HS score of 137*, there's potential. Get that ave moving in the right direction.

Narper 2017-04-21 16:33:00 

WI 170/5 (64.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.66

SO Dowrich 41 (118b 7x4 0x6)
RL Chase 59 (129b 7x4 1x6)

JOJO 2017-04-21 16:33:56 

The beauty of test cricket.

powen001 2017-04-21 16:34:33 

In reply to Narper

Cable TV down for past half hour in Bim...sigh...missed Rostons 50...

Narper 2017-04-21 16:34:36 

I hope this ball change don't eff we up now

tc1 2017-04-21 16:35:30 

In reply to buds

why u don't get off of the Bajan case, you just like to chat shoite about bajans

Narper 2017-04-21 16:35:42 

In reply to powen001

Don't want to GM dem...both they are both batting beautifully

Current partnership 99 runs, 37.4 overs, RR: 2.62 (Chase 47, Dowrich 41)

powen001 2017-04-21 16:36:27 

In reply to Narper

i been saying the same thing...Posting sparingly...less a VOR like effect comes upon us big grin

tc1 2017-04-21 16:36:27 

In reply to powen001

guys batting like they are at the U of Waterford

powen001 2017-04-21 16:37:11 

In reply to Narper

hoping cable signal returns soon...

CBC getting cuss all now for the non signal from the Yarde

powen001 2017-04-21 16:38:58 

In reply to tc1

well...they came up together too..

Estwick is quietly happy for these boys he nurtured all the way to this level...

they now have to earn the respect by playing well.

very good temperament so far...

no crazy crap at close of play and we will do pretty well and claim another session to give us a "respectable days end"

5 back in the hutch is already on the score card..

Discourse 2017-04-21 16:41:26 

Current partnership 100 runs, 39.0 overs, RR: 2.56

powen001 2017-04-21 16:42:25 

In reply to Discourse

where is the thumbs up emoticon...Admin!!

some new emoticons nuh?

hands clapping in applause!!
big grin

googley 2017-04-21 16:43:52 

In reply to powen001

Here lol

powen001 2017-04-21 16:49:47 

In reply to googley

lol lol

that was most WESTDEM- esque!!!

you got me!!

I here tv at the moment

Discourse 2017-04-21 16:52:05 

In reply to powen001

Ok there it is...that's all i could muster
lol lol

Lads feeding off each other, damn good wink

Discourse 2017-04-21 17:00:06 


Logic 2017-04-21 17:01:14 

Wow. Incredible catch.

Narper 2017-04-21 17:01:52 

O skunt....Dowrich Bowled now

Shah on hattrick

Yasir Shah to Dowrich, out Bowled!! Two in two. Yasir is on a hat-trick. Can you believe it? Both set batsmen are back in the hut. Pakistan have roared back into this contest.

Dowrich b Yasir Shah 56(130) [4s-9]

Yasir Shah to Roston Chase, out Caught by Riaz!! Oh goodness! Has he taken it? He has. Wahab Riaz pulls off a blinder of a catch. The umpires converge and decide to send the matter upstairs. The soft signal is out. Fair delivery. Looks fine to me. OUT flashes on the screen. Needed some brilliance like this to break the stand. What an absolute scremer. Let me explain how it happened: Chase miscues a loft straight down the ground. Riaz from mid-on, backtracked, transfixed his eyes on the ball and clasps it airborne near the boundary ropes. He tumbles over and makes sure his body doesn't get in contact with the rope. "Innings turning catch" gushes Ramiz Raja on air. Couldn't agree more.

Roston Chase c Riaz b Yasir Shah 63(151) [4s-7 6s-1]

Discourse 2017-04-21 17:04:30 

lol 2 in 2........

Narper 2017-04-21 17:09:27 


Riaz to Holder, FOUR, to sweeper cover

Maispwi 2017-04-21 17:11:33 

Holder is as good a batsman as any that went before him

Narper 2017-04-21 17:23:44 

Yasir Shah to Devendra Bishoo, SIX, this was coming. The angle from round the wicket encourages this. Coming into the left hander, this legbreak, and Bishoo goes with the spin on this slog sweep. Boom

Narper 2017-04-21 17:24:24 

Yasir Shah to Devendra Bishoo, FOUR, this looked plain miscued. Off the inside half of the blade. Reaches in front and has to wrist his slog-sweep, being unable to get to the pitch of the ball

Narper 2017-04-21 17:25:16 

West Indies 213/7

D Bishoo 15 (14b 1x4 1x6)
JO Holder 9 (12b 1x4 0x6)

doosra 2017-04-21 17:27:57 

2 best batters at crease lol

mikesiva 2017-04-21 17:29:24 

In reply to doosra

Certainly batting better than the top order.

Narper 2017-04-21 17:32:12 


Yasir Shah to Holder, FOUR, to deep extra cover 'tis is an audacious hit. Makes room for this, goes inside out and hits it flat over the covers

Narper 2017-04-21 17:32:20 

Yasir Shah to Holder, SIX, woah, and again. And even better. Four on the last ball and Holder gets a six this time.

Narper 2017-04-21 17:33:12 

WI 230/7 (76.0 Ovs) CRR: 3.03

JO Holder 21 (18b 2x4 1x6)
D Bishoo 20 (20b 1x4 1x6)

Narper 2017-04-21 17:34:57 

Current partnership 41 runs, 6.4 overs, RR: 6.15 (Bishoo 20, Holder 21)

Narper 2017-04-21 17:35:15 

Man PELTING Bishoo with bouncers

NewsJunkie 2017-04-21 17:38:08 

This is a 350-380 par wicket. Shame on the Windies top order for wilting under 100.

Narper 2017-04-21 17:38:19 

WI 234/7 (77.0 Ovs) CRR: 3.04

Narper 2017-04-21 17:40:02 

In reply to NewsJunkie

This is a 350-380 par wicket. Shame on the Windies top order for wilting under 100.

Maybe a 350-380 wicket....but Pak won't do much better than WI

Narper 2017-04-21 17:46:58 

Yasir Shah to Holder, FOUR, that's a gorgeous rebellious reverse-sweep. He's managed to doctor this between slip anjd silly point.

Narper 2017-04-21 17:49:51 

Current partnership 53 runs, 9.4 overs, RR: 5.48 (Bishoo 23, Holder 29)

Narper 2017-04-21 17:50:28 

WI 243/7 (80.0 Ovs) CRR: 3.04

New ball taken

Mohammad Amir [18.0-8-28-3] is back into the attack

Narper 2017-04-21 17:56:37 

Day 1: Stumps

WI 244/7 (81.0 Ovs) CRR: 3.01

Current partnership 55 runs, 11.2 overs, RR: 4.85 (Bishoo 23, Holder 30)

D Bishoo 23 (35b 1x4 1x6)
JO Holder 30 (33b 3x4 1x6)

Mohammad Amir 19 9 28 3 1.47 98 2 0
Mohammad Abbas 17 4 42 1 2.47 84 6 0
Wahab Riaz 21 4 66 1 3.14 90 7 0
Yasir Shah 24 5 91 2 3.79 103 10 3

NYCGURU 2017-04-21 19:28:57 

In reply to Narper

Great fightback by the boys. Interesting that they only used four bowlers and they appeared tired by the end. It was cool to see a lot of school boys and girls at the game. Am looking forward to another fun day tomorrow at sabina.

Narper 2017-04-22 08:51:37 

Day 2

Weather Network says

Saturday morning - 26 C - Scatttered showers - 80% POP - 2-4 mm rain
Saturday afternoon - 34 C - Chance of thundershowers 70% POP - 1-3 mm rain

Narper 2017-04-22 08:52:19 

In reply to NYCGURU

Rain may be a problem

RemainsUnknown 2017-04-22 10:33:26 

In reply to Narper

No update in cricinfo even cry

Narper 2017-04-22 10:51:04 

Brilliant sunshine at Sabina...rain expected later

Seepage under the cover.....Most of the pitch in good shape says Duje

Hot coals on a galvanize sheet is played over the affected pitch area.... Duje says...problem just back of the length on the south side

Groundstaff are also working on different parts of the ground

Inspection in a few mins time

Narper 2017-04-22 11:22:41 

10.18am Seems like the umpires weren't convinced after the first inspection. The wait continues with another inspection scheduled for 11am. So we have certainly lost the first hour of the second day. That's not a great sign, am afraid, especially with rain expected later in the day.

NYCGURU 2017-04-22 11:39:01 

In reply to Narper

It looks real bad. It rained all night into this morning in St Catherine and my boy said it was raining in Kingston this morning.

Narper 2017-04-22 12:13:52 

In reply to NYCGURU

Inspection over...umps talking to cappos and team management

Another inspection at 12...local time

play possible after lunch

shivnotout 2017-04-22 12:45:03 

In reply to Narper

11.40am Not good news from Sabina Park. The first session has been washed out

because of a wet pitch.

Next inspection at lunch time, which is 12pm

mikesiva 2017-04-22 14:48:09 

In reply to shivnotout

UPDATE on Day 2 of 1st Test
Play will start at 2:10pm
Tea break: 4:10pm to 4:30pm
Close of play: 6pm

shivnotout 2017-04-22 14:52:58 

In reply to mikesiva

who you believe?

The latest, according to the West Indies Players' Association's tweet, is that play is scheduled to begin at 2.10pm.

The WICB has tweeted out the sessions. Tea will be taken at 4.10 pm and the final session will be between 4.30pm and 6pm.

Discourse 2017-04-22 15:12:31 

The cracks have opened up on the pitch, but it is still pretty good for batting. Jeff Dujon reckons this would still be the best time to bat on. Only problem would be the new ball that would swing around.

Discourse 2017-04-22 15:13:40 

Ok, to start the ball rolling....

81.5 Mohammad Abbas to Holder, FOUR

West Indies 248/7 (82.0 ov)

mikesiva 2017-04-22 15:45:11 

In reply to shivnotout

Guyana's best batsman couldn't resist...Bishoo out for 28.

Discourse 2017-04-22 15:50:21 

congrats cappo

mikesiva 2017-04-22 15:53:44 

In reply to Discourse

Holder gets his half-century...well played, young man.
Alzarri out for a duck. Nine down....

Narper 2017-04-22 16:05:58 


Amir to Gabriel, FOUR, that is why I love no. 11s. Uncomplicated, crude and effective. Full ball and Gabriel cracks the drive past mid-off

Narper 2017-04-22 16:06:13 

That is it....covers coming on

Very dark

WI 278/9 (92.3 Ovs) CRR: 3.01

JO Holder 55 (69b 7x4 2x6)
ST Gabriel 4 (3b 1x4 0x6)

D Bishoo c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 28 (58b 1x4 1x6) SR: 48.27
AS Joseph b Mohammad Amir 0 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mohammad Amir 24.3 11 41 5

mikesiva 2017-04-22 16:07:56 

In reply to Narper

Rain in Wareika can see it from Sabina, in those shots.
When you can no longer see the Hill, that means rain will reach Sabina in minutes.

Narper 2017-04-22 16:44:43 


he inevitable has happened.

The play for day 2 has been called off

Narper 2017-04-22 17:35:01 

Play will begin half an hour early tomorrow to try and make up for lost time.

mikesiva 2017-04-23 10:32:17 

In reply to Narper

No early start probably because of heavy overnight rain. Inspection at 9.30 am.

WICB twitter reporting play to start in an hour.

Narper 2017-04-23 10:38:36 

09:22 Local Time: First good news folks: There's no rain at the moment. Bad news: Live pictures show that large parts of the outfield is still soggy due to the overnight rains. The groundstaff are doing their best to dry the wet spots. So, there won't be a prompt start.

Narper 2017-04-23 10:38:53 

Here's the latest news from Jamaica, play to start at 10.30 local time.

Narper 2017-04-23 11:23:07 

Covers off

Match will start soon

Rain in the air though

Duje says pitch looks may be the best day for batting

Narper 2017-04-23 11:26:21 

Revised playing conditions:
First session: 10.30 - 12.30,
second session: 13.10 - 15.10,
final session: 15.30 - 17.30

Narper 2017-04-23 11:27:54 

Day 3

West Indies 278/9 (92.3 ov)

JO Holder 55* (69b 7x4 2x6)
ST Gabriel 4* (3b 1x4 0x6)

Drapsey 2017-04-23 11:28:17 

In reply to Narper

Duje says pitch looks may be the best day for batting

Duj just setting us up for the Pak onslaught. wink

Narper 2017-04-23 11:30:57 

11111111111111111111111111111111111111111 gabriel

Narper 2017-04-23 11:31:41 

In reply to Drapsey

big grin

You know...exactly my thought

Narper 2017-04-23 11:32:29 

Amir to Holder, no run, bouncer at 137kph. Holder is beaten by pace.

Narper 2017-04-23 11:39:42 

Amir to Holder, byes, FOUR

Narper 2017-04-23 11:42:55 

BOWLED by Amir

Amir to Gabriel, out Bowled!! Gone! Amir gets the wicket and finishes with career best figures

Gabriel b Amir 5(13) [4s-1]

Mohammad Amir 26-11-44-6

West Indies 286 all out

Narper 2017-04-23 11:54:20 


he Pakistan openers stride out to the middle.

Gabriel has the new ball in his hand.

There seems to be some issues with the sightscreen.


Three slips and a gully in place.

Azhar Ali to face.

Here we go

Narper 2017-04-23 11:55:17 

Off the mark immediately
Gabriel to Azhar Ali, 1 run, full outside off, draws him forward and a thick inside edge runs past short leg

Narper 2017-04-23 12:01:08 

Alzarri Joseph to Azhar Ali, FOUR, to sweeper cover

Narper 2017-04-23 12:04:55 

Pakistan 5/0 (2.0 ov)

Narper 2017-04-23 12:05:51 

Gabriel to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, good shot to open your account. Pitched up delivery on off, Shehzad leans forward and drives it the ground

Narper 2017-04-23 12:07:13 

Gabriel to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, square of the wicket

Narper 2017-04-23 12:14:44 

PAK 16/0 (4.0 Ovs) CRR: 4

Ahmed Shehzad 8 (15b 2x4 0x6)
Azhar Ali 8 (9b 1x4 0x6)

AS Joseph 2-0-7-0
ST Gabriel 2-0-9-0

mikesiva 2017-04-23 12:16:08 

In reply to Narper

Neither of these guys can swing the ball like Amir or the late great malcolm Marshall.

Narper 2017-04-23 12:19:47 

Gabriel to Azhar Ali, FOUR, wow! Classy shot. Overpitched just outside off, Ali leans onto it and offers the full face of the bat to drive it superbly down the ground. An eye-pleasing stroke that reaches the fence rolling all along the ground

Narper 2017-04-23 12:20:05 

Gabriel to Azhar Ali, 3 runs, to deep extra cover

Narper 2017-04-23 12:20:16 

PAK 23/0 (5.0 Ovs) CRR: 4.6

Narper 2017-04-23 12:23:18 

Alzarri Joseph to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Dowrich!! The wide one does get a wicket for Joseph. Azhar Ali will be cursing himself all day. Outswinger that was short and wide outside off. That should have been left alone. Ali chases that with a horizintal blade and gets an outside edge. Dowrich moves to his right

Azhar Ali c Dowrich b Alzarri Joseph 15(19) [4s-2]

jacksparrow 2017-04-23 12:24:28 

Fazeer is not a commentator, more of a cricket philosopher.Not suited for live commentary.Not at all.

Narper 2017-04-23 12:25:56 

PAK 23/1 (6.0 Ovs) CRR: 3.83

Narper 2017-04-23 12:27:14 

In reply to jacksparrow

more of a cricket philosopher.

Is dat a politically correct term for a 'chronic cricket whiner' wink

mikesiva 2017-04-23 12:27:17 

In reply to Narper

Well done Joseph. We needed that.

jacksparrow 2017-04-23 12:27:50 

In reply to Narper

big grin big grin

Narper 2017-04-23 12:34:53 

Alzarri Joseph to Babar Azam, 2 runs, to sweeper cover

Off the mark

Narper 2017-04-23 12:35:52 

PAK 27/1 (8.0 Ovs) CRR: 3.38

Narper 2017-04-23 12:41:05 

PAK 27/1 (9.0 Ovs) CRR: 3

JO Holder 2-1-1-0
AS Joseph 4-1-10-1

Narper 2017-04-23 12:44:49 

Pakistan 27/1

Babar Azam 2 (15b 0x4 0x6)
Ahmed Shehzad 10 (26b 2x4 0x6)

sgtdjones 2017-04-23 12:44:56 

In reply to Narper

Is dat a politically correct term for a 'chronic cricket whiner' wink


that is funny

Narper 2017-04-23 12:49:21 

PAK 28/1 (11.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.55

JO Holder 3-1-2-0
AS Joseph 5-2-10-1

Bowling on target...Batsmen watchful

Narper 2017-04-23 12:53:47 

PAK 30/1 (12.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.5

Babar Azam 2 (18b 0x4 0x6)
Ahmed Shehzad 11 (29b 2x4 0x6)

Narper 2017-04-23 12:58:07 

Hloy shit dat was OUT....Holder did not go for the review

Hakw-Eye says that was hitting leg stump and would have been overturned! West Indies chose not to review...

Holder to Babar Azam, no run, "Howzaaattt!" goes Holder with both his hands aloft but umpire Richard Illingworth shakes his head. Going down leg? Looked like the angle was taking it down leg. Holder gets it to jag back in sharply, Azam was caught playing across the line, misses and is rapped on the pad

doublecentury 2017-04-23 13:01:38 

Not the first time holder declines to review when he should have..

spider 2017-04-23 13:02:35 

In reply to Narper

I don't understand. They never even seemed to seriously consider it.

Narper 2017-04-23 13:02:40 


Alzarri Joseph to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, nicely played.

PAK 34/1 (14.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.43

Narper 2017-04-23 13:03:04 

AS Joseph 7-2-21-1
JO Holder 4-2-2-0

Acid 2017-04-23 13:06:10 

The wicket keeper plays a big part in the calling for a review, and Dowrich shook his head when Holder asked

Narper 2017-04-23 13:07:51 

Holder to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, beautiful shot from Shehzad. Leans forward to this half-volley and drives it straight down the ground. Elegance written all over it
Holder to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, to deep mid wicket

Narper 2017-04-23 13:09:00 

In reply to Acid

It was going to hit the top of the leg stump...hard for keeper to estimate

Narper 2017-04-23 13:10:53 


Gabriel to Babar Azam, FOUR, delicately played. Sees the short ball outside off, Azam opens the bat face a touch and steers it past the slip cordon

Narper 2017-04-23 13:11:54 

Pakistan 52/1 (15.3 ov)

Narper 2017-04-23 13:15:54 

Gawn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holder to Ahmed Shehzad, out Lbw!!

Ahmed Shehzad lbw b Holder 31(50) [4s-5]

PAK 54/2 (16.3 Ovs) CRR: 3.27

Acid 2017-04-23 13:17:25 

That one was plumb!

Smart bowling by Holder - bowled 2 out swingers and then one back in!

Discourse 2017-04-23 13:17:38 


Acid 2017-04-23 13:19:03 

Younis needs 23 runs to get to 10000

mikesiva 2017-04-23 13:22:59 

In reply to Acid

Holder got a big wicket.

Prako 2017-04-23 13:26:12 

Good bowling holder

mikesiva 2017-04-23 13:45:39 

Lunch Pakistan 59-2

Narper 2017-04-23 15:04:31 

WI 286
PAK 75/2 (32.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.34

Narper 2017-04-23 15:08:47 

ST Gabriel 9 3 25 0 2.77 46 4 0 (1nb)
AS Joseph 10 3 25 1 2.50 49 JO Holder 10 3 19 1 1.90 51 3 0
D Bishoo 4 0 11 0 2.75 18 0 1

Narper 2017-04-23 15:16:39 

Pakistan 86/2

Babar Azam 31 (96b 3x4 1x6)
Younis Khan 4 (42b 0x4 0x6)

AS Joseph 11-3-29-1
D Bishoo 4-0-11-0

Narper 2017-04-23 15:49:41 

Pakistan 107/2 (43.2 ov)

Current partnership 53 runs, 26.4 overs, RR: 1.98 (Younis Khan 15, Babar Azam 34)

analyst-kid 2017-04-23 15:53:11 

How much West Indian bowlers are swing bowlers? I know among the Bajans Cummins and Mayers.

Narper 2017-04-23 16:04:36 

West Indies 286

Pakistan 120/2 (46.0 ov)

Pakistan trail by 166 runs with 8 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

Chase comes on

ST Gabriel 12 3 32 0 2.66 60 4 0 (2nb)
AS Joseph 11 3 29 1 2.63 54 3 0 (2nb)
JO Holder 13 3 29 1 2.23 63 4 0
D Bishoo 10 1 24 0 2.40 46 1 1

Narper 2017-04-23 16:06:10 

Roston Chase to Babar Azam, FOUR, drops it short on this off-break. Easy to put that away. Azam rocks back and cuts it behind point who gives a chase only to escort it into the fence

Narper 2017-04-23 16:08:21 

Braffit comes on now

Three minutes to Tea and Kraigg Brathwaite comes into the attack.

Younis Khan is on 9998 Test runs

Narper 2017-04-23 16:09:11 

Kraigg Brathwaite to Younis Khan, 1 run, slightly short, Younis hangs back and cuts it hard towards cover-point for a quick single. On 9999

Younis career 9999 runs

Narper 2017-04-23 16:13:53 

Tea - Day 3

PAK 125/2 (48.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.6

Babar Azam 47 (141b 5x4 1x6)
Younis Khan 22 (82b 1x4 0x6)

Narper 2017-04-23 16:32:14 

10000 test runs to Younis Khan

Acid 2017-04-23 16:33:42 

Younis Khan 10000!!!

Narper 2017-04-23 16:42:36 

Pakistan 139/2

Babar Azam 56 (150b 7x4 1x6)
Younis Khan 27 (85b 2x4 0x6)

Acid 2017-04-23 16:45:05 

Hele in the crowd

Narper 2017-04-23 16:46:13 

In reply to Acid

You see de icon big grin

Narper 2017-04-23 16:48:49 

Current partnership 88 runs, 35.3 overs, RR: 2.47 (Younis Khan 28, Babar Azam 51)

Narper 2017-04-23 17:01:51 

Roston Chase to Younis Khan, FOUR, 100-run stand comes up between the two.

Narper 2017-04-23 17:02:14 

Current partnership 101 runs, 40.1 overs, RR: 2.51 (Younis Khan 38, Babar Azam 54)

Narper 2017-04-23 17:04:41 

666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666 younis khan

Narper 2017-04-23 17:14:15 

50 to Younis

mikesiva 2017-04-23 17:19:54 

In reply to Narper

Congratulations to babar and Younis on their half centuries.

Narper 2017-04-23 17:30:04 

Gabriel to Babar Azam, FOUR, full and in the driving zone, Azam accepts the invition and spanks it fabulously through cover

Narper 2017-04-23 17:33:53 

Pakistan 184/2 (65.0 ov)
ST Gabriel 13 3 36 0 2.76 65 5 0 (2nb)
AS Joseph 13 4 33 1 2.53 65 4 0 (2nb)
JO Holder 13 3 29 1 2.23 63 4 0
D Bishoo 13 1 33 0 2.53 59 2 1
RL Chase 6 1 25 0 4.16 24 4 0
KC Brathwaite 7 1 22 0 3.14 29 1 1

Narper 2017-04-23 17:39:08 

Younis Gawn for 58 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gabriel strikes

Gabriel to Younis Khan, out Caught by Kraigg Brathwaite!! Gabriel strikes totally against the run of play! He gets the big wicket of Younis Khan.

Younis Khan c Kraigg Brathwaite b Gabriel 58(13cool [4s-5 6s-1]

Narper 2017-04-23 17:40:46 

PAK 185/3 (66.5 Ovs) CRR: 2.77
Partnership: 131 runs, 50.2 overs, RR: 2.60 (Younis Khan 58, Babar Azam 64)

Acid 2017-04-23 17:44:30 

WI needed that breakthrough

Narper 2017-04-23 17:46:43 

BOWLED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angel on fyah !!!

Gabriel to Babar Azam, out Bowled!! Chopped on!

Babar Azam b Gabriel 72(201) [4s-8 6s-1]

Narper 2017-04-23 17:48:54 

PAK 186/4 (68.2 Ovs) CRR: 2.72

Day 3: 3rd Session - Pakistan trail by 100 runs

Acid 2017-04-23 17:51:15 

Good late evening burst by Gabriel

Prako 2017-04-23 17:53:28 

I wonder if Chrissy is that fella with the blue jersey in the crowd who looks very angry and is quarelling

Narper 2017-04-23 17:56:45 

In reply to Prako

Twissy is a fat woman with bleached white hair big grin

Prako 2017-04-23 18:07:14 

In reply to Narper

What you describe is what my old grandmother used to call a Soucouyant shock

Narper 2017-04-23 18:28:10 

PAK 196/4 (76.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.58

Narper 2017-04-23 18:29:29 

Current partnership 10 runs, 8.0 overs, RR: 1.25 (Misbah-ul-Haq 5, Asad Shafiq 1)

Paksitan playing for a draw

Narper 2017-04-23 18:32:28 

PAK 196/4 (77.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.55

AS Joseph 16-5-35-1
JO Holder 17-3-35-1

Current partnership 10 runs, 8.5 overs, RR: 1.13 (Misbah-ul-Haq 5, Asad Shafiq 1)

Narper 2017-04-23 18:33:24 


Holder to Shafiq, FOUR, almost a wicket!After all thiose blocks, Shafiq almost nicked one down the leg-side. Rib-tickler, c2gets into an awkward poition and gets a glove on it. Dowrich is slightly late to go to his left. It was dipping as well. Fails to stop it and the ball runs away

PAK 200/4 (77.1 Ovs) CRR: 2.59

Narper 2017-04-23 18:40:07 

Holy shit....Dowrich dives and takes it....Al Jo not interested....J HO goes for the review


Wrong review J HO ...two wrongs doan mek a should have reviewed yours...and you would have been successful

Joseph to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short and leg side, Misbah had gone across and pushed at a leg glance, it came off something and Dowrich held on to an excellent diving catch to his left... Was there some glove? Joseph didn't bother to appeal but Holder decides he might as well gamble with a review. Now we'll see, and replays show pretty clearly it was thigh pad, so Richard Illingworth's not-out decision stands

Narper 2017-04-23 18:42:47 

Day 3: Stumps - Pakistan trail by 85 runs

PAK 201/4 (78.2 Ovs) CRR: 2.57

Asad Shafiq 5 (35b 1x4 0x6)
Misbah-ul-Haq 5 (35b 0x4 0x6)

ST Gabriel 16 5 37 2 2.31 83 5 0 (3nb)
AS Joseph 16.2 5 35 1 2.14 83 4 0 (2nb)
JO Holder 18 3 40 1 2.22 89 5 0 (3nb)
D Bishoo 15 1 35 0 2.33 69 2 1
RL Chase 6 1 25 0 4.16 24 4 0
KC Brathwaite 7 1 22 0 3.14 29 1 1

Cornfused 2017-04-23 19:29:13 

We need early wickets tomorrow.

shivnotout 2017-04-23 22:27:25 

Full scorecard

mikesiva 2017-04-24 02:05:41 

In reply to Narper

Younis showed that old guys with a good track record can still make runs.

Narper 2017-04-24 09:31:37 

In reply to mikesiva

Class is class

Narper 2017-04-24 11:05:23 

Gabriel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, dropped! Dug in, feisty delivery, gets Misbah hopping and it comes of the glove and body before looping towards short leg, where Vishaul Singh gets down but can't hold on! It looked like he had it in his grasp the but ball squirmed free as he landed

Narper 2017-04-24 11:07:19 

PAK 231/4 (85.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.72

Misbah-ul-Haq 15 (56b 0x4 0x6)
Asad Shafiq 18 (56b 4x4 0x6)

Current partnership 45 runs, 16.5 overs, RR: 2.67 (Misbah-ul-Haq 15, Asad Shafiq 18 )

positiveg 2017-04-24 11:25:12 

Gabriel gets his third
I must say Gabriel really impressing me. would have more if it wasn't for the missed chances. But that's part of being a bowler.
Really hope he can be injury free this Test series to see how much he ends up with.

doosra 2017-04-24 11:25:55 

In reply to positiveg

he needs to be managed very well

a good contract and manage his LO/t20 WORKLOAD

Narper 2017-04-24 12:12:34 

Day 4: 1st Session - Pakistan trail by 15 runs

PAK 271/5 (98.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.77

Sarfraz Ahmed 22 (23b 2x4 1x6)
Misbah-ul-Haq 29 (100b 0x4 0x6)

Norm 2017-04-24 13:06:36 

WI will need some serious rain to draw this!

natty_forever 2017-04-24 13:59:05 

Somebody looking VOR work.

"Sarfraz is due for a century in Test cricket! Is today the day

natty_forever 2017-04-24 13:59:36 

In reply to Norm.... odds please.

Narper 2017-04-24 14:15:30 

Joseph to Mohammad Amir, OUT, chases the ball in the channel, nicked off, Joseph gets his man! It was short and wide enough to leave but Amir wanted to feel bat on ball and perishes via a thick edge into the keeper's gloves

Mohammad Amir c †Dowrich b Joseph 11 (18b 0x4 1x6) SR: 61.11

Narper 2017-04-24 14:16:16 

Pakistan 341/7 (116.2 ov)

Pakistan lead by 55 runs with 3 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

Narper 2017-04-24 14:33:43 

Alzarri Joseph to Riaz, out Bowled!! He's done him. Quite similar to the last ball, slanted in from wide of the crease to create the angle. Just a curl back and snaps the defense of Riaz to unseat the bail.

Riaz b Alzarri Joseph 9(14) [4s-2]

Discourse 2017-04-24 14:34:09 

120.4 Joseph to Wahab Riaz, OUT, bowled 'im, that's a beauty!

Joseph has another, bringing the ball back in once again, slides through his defence like a hot knife, it's the perfect length to flick the leg bail and send Wahab on his way

Narper 2017-04-24 14:35:37 

Day 4: 2nd Session - Pakistan lead by 70 runs

PAK 356/8 (121.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.94

mikesiva 2017-04-24 14:37:01 

In reply to Narper

Old man Misbah gets a half-century...doing a job Shiv could've done.

natty_forever 2017-04-24 14:37:16 

... pity we don't have a third pacy.

natty_forever 2017-04-24 14:39:38 

In reply to mikesiva... would he being doing this

And suddenly having Misbah at the crease right now calms the nerves knowing that he can easily bat around the tail and solidify the Pak advantage. Where are all the critics now? Misbah has done this time and time again! Keep going King Misbah!

granite 2017-04-24 14:48:04 

With a Windies team that is missing out on Samuels,Shiv and feel that Mohammed should have been in there,still,Windies are not doing too bad.

Narper 2017-04-24 14:54:44 

PAK 361/8 (124.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.91

Misbah-ul-Haq 63 (166b 2x4 1x6)
Yasir Shah 1 (12b 0x4 0x6)

Narper 2017-04-24 14:55:30 

In reply to granite
WI and Pak are at the same level

Narper 2017-04-24 15:05:41 

Pakistan 367/8
ST Gabriel 27-5-82-3
AS Joseph 31-8-71-3

Narper 2017-04-24 15:08:50 

Pakistan lead by 87 runs with 2 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

Current partnership 18 runs, 6.0 overs, RR: 3.00 (Misbah-ul-Haq 9, Yasir Shah cool

Discourse 2017-04-24 15:18:50 

128.1 Holder to Yasir Shah, OUT, direct hit does the job! Substitute fielder Blackwood from cover.

Yasir Shah run out

Narper 2017-04-24 15:25:31 

PAK 383/9 (130.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.95
Day 4: 2nd Session - Pakistan lead by 97 runs

Narper 2017-04-24 15:32:29 

Devendra Bishoo to Misbah, SIX, to deep mid wicket

googley 2017-04-24 15:40:00 

In reply to Discourse

Blackwood showing his hunger in the field! lol

Narper 2017-04-24 15:41:10 

Devendra Bishoo to Misbah, SIX, to long off

Ridge 2017-04-24 15:45:47 

How much West Indies wickets falling this afternoon?
I say 3.

romanticking 2017-04-24 15:51:39 

In reply to Ridge

I say 5

powell, brathwaite, shitmyer, vishal singh and chase will be back in the pavilion

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

Narper 2017-04-24 15:57:27 

Miasbah left stranded on 99*

They will review it! Mohammad Abbas has been given lbw. He has to review that. He thinks he has hit it. Front foot is fine. No bat to the naked eye

Roston Chase to Mohammad Abbas, out Lbw!!

Mohammad Abbas lbw b Roston Chase 1(21)

Narper 2017-04-24 16:01:02 

PAK 407-all out (138.4 Ovs) CRR: 2.94

Misbah-ul-Haq 99* (223b 5x4 3x6)

mikesiva 2017-04-24 16:06:11 

In reply to Narper

Old man Misbah, a 42 year old, scores 99 not out.

Pakistan make 407 all out in response to our 286 all out. How many wickets will we lose erasing that deficit?

Three wickets each for Joseph and Gabriel. At least that's a positive....

googley 2017-04-24 16:07:56 

In reply to mikesiva

around 5 wickets will be gone before we erase that deficit.

Narper 2017-04-24 16:23:52 

Kraigg Brathwaite and K Powell are at the crease.

Kraigg Brathwaite is on strike.

Amir will open the attack

Narper 2017-04-24 16:25:29 

44444444444444444444444444444 Braff
Mohammad Abbas to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, to long off

Narper 2017-04-24 16:31:29 

Mohammad Abbas to K Powell, no run, dropped! Powell checks his drive back to the bowler. Abbas in his followthrough, sticks his left hand out low and tries to grab it. Fails to do so and the ball falls to ground

West Indies 10/0 (2.0 ov)

KOA Powell 4 (9b 1x4 0x6)
KC Brathwaite 6 (3b 1x4 0x6)

doosra 2017-04-24 16:35:09 

is there an online feed somewhere?

runout 2017-04-24 16:35:20 

In reply to Narper

Powell seems to be in a spot of bother. He looks quite vulnerable

Narper 2017-04-24 16:36:17 

Mohammad Amir to Powell, 1 run, gets this one to straighten, hits the leading edge and squirts away through backward point, just out of reach! Powell living dangerously

Narper 2017-04-24 16:48:49 

West Indies 15/0

KC Brathwaite 9 (14b 1x4 0x6)
KOA Powell 6 (22b 1x4 0x6)

Mohammad Abbas 3-0-12-0
Mohammad Amir 3-1-3-0

Narper 2017-04-24 16:58:20 

West Indies 20/0

KOA Powell 8 (29b 1x4 0x6)
KC Brathwaite 12 (19b 1x4 0x6)

Narper 2017-04-24 17:07:15 

WI 22/0 (10.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.2

Shah comes on and Braffit BOWLED 1st ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yasir Shah to Kraigg Brathwaite, out Bowled!! Yasir Shah gets the breakthrough straightaway.

Kraigg Brathwaite b Yasir Shah 14(2cool [4s-1]

mikesiva 2017-04-24 17:10:01 

In reply to Narper

One wicket down...Kraigg out for 14. And we still haven't erased the deficit.

Narper 2017-04-24 17:14:22 

Mohammad Abbas to K Powell, FOUR, to deep extra cover,

Narper 2017-04-24 17:22:25 

West Indies 35/1 (13.0 ov)

SO Hetmyer 3 (8b 0x4 0x6)
KOA Powell 18 (42b 3x4 0x6)

Narper 2017-04-24 17:32:51 

WI 40/1 (15.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.67

Narper 2017-04-24 17:43:30 

Riaz to Hetmyer, FOUR, over the keeper!

17.1 Riaz to K Powell, FOUR, wow. Third boundary in three overs. Powell takes a cue from his partner. Just lunges across and thrashes it through cover

Narper 2017-04-24 17:44:22 

WI 57/1 (18.0 Ovs) CRR: 3.17

SO Hetmyer 14 (24b 2x4 0x6)
KOA Powell 29 (56b 5x4 0x6)

Narper 2017-04-24 17:45:41 

Wahab Riaz to Hetmyer, no run, loud shout for lbw, full, he plays across it a touch but that appeared to be shading down leg side. Well, wow! Was hitting leg stump for three reds. Would have been out on review

Narper 2017-04-24 17:49:00 

Riaz to K Powell, FOUR, quality shot. Tad short outside off, Powell cashes the cheque,

Narper 2017-04-24 17:49:45 

Current partnership 40 runs, 9.1 overs, RR: 4.36 (Powell 26, Hetmyer 14)

Narper 2017-04-24 17:52:24 


Riaz to K Powell, FOUR, poor ball from Riaz, looks for the reverse. Sprays it down leg, Powell gets inside the line and leg glances it fine

Narper 2017-04-24 17:53:01 

West Indies 66/1 (20.0 ov)

KOA Powell 38 (67b 7x4 0x6)
SO Hetmyer 14 (25b 2x4 0x6)

Narper 2017-04-24 17:54:39 


Yasir Shah to Hetmyer, SIX, what a shot.

Narper 2017-04-24 17:55:50 

Current partnership 50 runs, 10.1 overs, RR: 4.91 (Powell 30, Hetmyer 20)

Ridge 2017-04-24 17:56:16 

Hety lost the ball in the yard lol lol

Narper 2017-04-24 17:56:42 

BOWLED !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yasir Shah to Hetmyer, out Bowled!! Tigerish comeback from Yasir Shah. He has the last laugh. After getting smacked for a six previous ball, he produces a monster ball to send Hetmyer back to the hut. Dishes out a leg-break from outside off, gets it to spin and bounce rapidly at Hetmyer. He was backing away to counter it, the ball takes the inside edge, deflects his pad and then rolls back onto the stumps.

Hetmyer b Yasir Shah 20(28 ) [4s-2 6s-1]

Runs 2017-04-24 17:58:32 

Things beginning to look grim

Ridge 2017-04-24 17:58:33 

Oh skites a six and then clattax.

Ridge 2017-04-24 18:00:18 

There is still hope as Hopes comes to the crease

Narper 2017-04-24 18:08:09 

Yasir Shah to K Powell, FOUR, beautiful shot. Uses his feet, converts it into a half-volley and slams it wide of mid-off

Narper 2017-04-24 18:14:41 

Hope gawn LBW

Hope has been give OUT lbw.

Stoopid referral by Hope

Yasir Shah to Shai Hope, out Lbw!! Shai Hope lbw b Yasir Shah 6(14)

Runs 2017-04-24 18:15:05 

This done

Narper 2017-04-24 18:17:32 

Yasir Shah to Hope, OUT, he's got another! A quicker delivery, skids into the front pad as Hope tries to get forward. He's called for the review but Richard Illingworth's decision looks a good one. Pitched around middle, just straightens a little. Pad first. Crashing into middle. Poor review, really

SD Hope lbw b Yasir Shah 6 (14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

Narper 2017-04-24 18:28:11 

Yasir Shah to K Powell, out Caught by Younis Khan!! Look at him, just look at Yasir Shah go. He is on a roll here. West Indies are in deep trouble now. The well-set powell has been chugged down. Slips in a googly does Yasir, pitches it just outside off and rips it just enough to take a faint edge.

K Powell c Younis Khan b Yasir Shah 49(84) [4s-9]

solidrock 2017-04-24 18:28:20 

Another weak batting display. Wow! Is there no hope for us.

althes 2017-04-24 18:28:22 

Powell c Younis b Shah 49.
WI 89-4

Narper 2017-04-24 18:28:27 

WI 89/4 (27.0 Ovs) CRR: 3.3

althes 2017-04-24 18:29:10 

And I rushed home to watch this.
Old men in the stands pissed. big grin big grin big grin

Narper 2017-04-24 18:33:33 

Day 4 - STUMPS

West Indies 286 & 93/4 (28.0 ov)
Pakistan 407

West Indies trail by 28 runs with 6 wickets remaining

D Bishoo 0 (14b 0x4 0x6)
VA Singh 0 (0b 0x4 0x6)

Mohammad Amir 9 2 11 0 1.22 45 0 0
Mohammad Abbas 6 0 21 0 3.50 27 3 0
Yasir Shah 9 0 33 4 3.66 41 4 1
Wahab Riaz 4 0 24 0 6.00 15 5 0

Ridge 2017-04-24 18:36:04 

Bishoo looks better than Hope.
Hope is clueless and hopeless. lol lol

WICFan 2017-04-24 18:37:48 

In reply to solidrock

With Bravo & Samuels on sabbatical they should have played Blackwood on his home turf. May not have changed the situation but to drop your middle-order meant disaster was never going to be far away.

ProWI 2017-04-24 18:38:00 

In reply to althes

Those are the true Windies cricket fans. You can see it from their furrowed brows that they have seen great cricketers over the year and this bunch doesn't measure up to scratch.

solidrock 2017-04-24 18:43:01 

In reply to WICFan

You are probably right!

Ridge 2017-04-25 10:49:00 

100 lead and we can win this.
Pak is known to collapse under

Discourse 2017-04-25 10:52:52 

30.6 Yasir Shah to Singh, 2 runs, fuller, outside off, driven off the front foot through extra cover for a brace. West Indies' 100 up

Discourse 2017-04-25 11:05:41 

35.5 Mohammad Amir to Singh, OUT

VA Singh b Mohammad Amir 9

Arrears - 11

solidrock 2017-04-25 11:08:55 

Amir has bowled the one that comes back in on a number of occasions. Why cant we concentrate on every delivery and not get complacent after a good shot?

solidrock 2017-04-25 11:17:39 

If Bishoo keeps working on his batting intensity he may well become a better batsman than bowler.

Discourse 2017-04-25 11:17:48 

38.6 Yasir Shah to Bishoo, FOUR, too short, he rocks back, opens the bat face late and smashes this behind point. West Indies are into the lead. 1 run

Acid 2017-04-25 11:20:13 

The dismissals of the top 5 batsmen left a lot to be desired sad

Bat on Bishoo, bat on

solidrock 2017-04-25 11:33:32 

Please Chase watch for the faster straight ball.

solidrock 2017-04-25 11:37:09 

After fighting so hard Bishoo you gave your wicket away instead of Pak. earning it.

solidrock 2017-04-25 11:41:27 

Khan takes 2 simple slip catches and the commentators say he took "excellent" catches. Wow!

Discourse 2017-04-25 11:43:38 

Pity we cyah get Pak to bat significantly on this last day pitch....150 would have been interesting

Acid 2017-04-25 11:46:27 

Chase and Holder have a monumental task to get us to lunch without further loss confused

mikesiva 2017-04-25 12:05:21 

In reply to WICFan

Bravo was always going to be missed. As a result the selectors should have made an effort to return Samuels and Blackwood. Yes those two are inconsistent and only make big scores occasionally. But it's better than having batsmen who fail consistently.

It's better to have batsmen who average just over 30 than batsmen who average under 30.

Narper 2017-04-25 12:06:34 

Day 5 - Session 1

West Indies lead by 30 runs with 3 wickets remaining

West Indies 151/7

JO Holder 14 (22b 3x4 0x6)
RL Chase 16 (42b 2x4 0x6)

Narper 2017-04-25 12:14:46 

Gawn !!!

Riaz to Holder, out Caught by Sarfraz!! That's a loose shot from the skipper and he pays the price. Fuller ball outside off, well outside off. Holder would have done better to leave that. He did not, chased it with the drive. Did not bother to take the feet in line and edged to the keeper. Nice low catch taken by Sarfraz.

JO Holder c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 14 (25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 56.00

Narper 2017-04-25 12:19:05 

Gawn !!!!

Yasir Shah to Alzarri Joseph, out Lbw!!

Alzarri Joseph lbw b Yasir Shah 1(2)

Shah 5/63

Narper 2017-04-25 12:22:38 

Angel gawn for a blob

Yasir Shah to Gabriel, OUT

ST Gabriel c Mohammad Abbas b Yasir Shah 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Narper 2017-04-25 12:23:42 

West Indies all out 152 (52.4 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
Mohammad Amir 14 4 20 1 1.42 70 1 0
Mohammad Abbas 11 1 35 2 3.18 52 5 0
Yasir Shah 21.4 4 63 6 2.90 102 8 1
Wahab Riaz 6 0 29 1 4.83 25 6 0

Pakistan need 32 to win the test

mikesiva 2017-04-25 12:29:44 

In reply to Narper

Chase clearly can't bat with the tail.

Narper 2017-04-25 12:40:36 

Azhar Ali and Ahmed Shehzad are at the crease.

Azhar Ali is on strike.

Gabriel will open the attack

Narper 2017-04-25 12:42:25 

In reply to mikesiva

You can't even call Gabriel tail....his lack of application is atrocious even for a confirmed #11

tops 2017-04-25 12:44:18 

In reply to mikesiva
1. Chase clearly can't bat with the tail.
2. The tail clearly can't bat with Chase.
3. The tail clearly can't bat.
big grin

Acid 2017-04-25 12:44:39 

In reply to mikesiva

Courtney Browne and his team doesn't seem to be accountable

Narper 2017-04-25 12:46:40 

Gawn !!!!!!!!!!!!
Gabriel to Ahmed Shehzad, out Caught by Dowrich!!

Ahmed Shehzad c Dowrich b Gabriel 6(cool

Pakistan 7/1 (2.4 ov)

Narper 2017-04-25 13:13:13 

Alzarri Joseph to Azhar Ali, out Bowled!! Caught in two minds is Azhar Ali there and ends up dragging one to his stumps. Decided to leave a length ball late. The ball took the bottom of the toe of the bat and jagged back on the stumps. Was not this supposed to be a cakewalk for the tourists?

Azhar Ali b Alzarri Joseph 1(9)

Narper 2017-04-25 13:13:50 

Lunch - Day 5

Pakistan 13/2 (6.0 ov)

Pakistan require another 19 runs with 8 wickets remaining

WestDem 2017-04-25 13:19:10 

In reply to Narper

If we had a lead of 100 would have been interesting!

Acid 2017-04-25 13:20:48 

In reply to WestDem

The way WI batted in this innings, it looked like they thought we had a 100 lead confused

Ridge 2017-04-25 13:24:22 

As I said earlier 100 lead and we would have won this

jelfew 2017-04-25 13:30:04 

In reply to Ridge

What is there for you to think so? Nothing. sad

runout 2017-04-25 13:30:09 

I just wished that we could have held off Pakistan for another session...this game would heave been quite interesting.

NewsJunkie 2017-04-25 13:34:54 

Shame on the Windies batsmen for not giving their bowlers something to defend. This was a match they should have drawn at a minimum. Handed the test match to Pakistan on a platter.

jelfew 2017-04-25 13:36:26 

In reply to runout

Yes, between a draw or Pak. win. However, Pak. would have all the cards and they could try to chase down any lead WI had.
surprised sad

Narper 2017-04-25 13:54:51 

Another Packman bites the dust

LBW shout from Devendra Bishoo and is given out by Richard Illingworth. Younis Khan takes the case upstairs.

No ball???????????

Narper 2017-04-25 13:57:08 

Devendra Bishoo to Younis Khan, out Lbw!! LBW shout from Devendra Bishoo and is given out by Richard Illingworth. Younis Khan takes the case upstairs. Front foot is just about okay for the review to take it to the next process. Looks like there is no bat involved. HawkEye confirms three reds and Pakistan lose another wicket.Y

ounis Khan lbw b Devendra Bishoo 6(23)

Narper 2017-04-25 13:57:45 

Pakistan 24/3 (10.2 ov)

Pakistan require another 8 runs with 7 wickets remaining

WestDem 2017-04-25 13:58:58 

In reply to Narper

Misbah now at de crease....that 8 more runs will be scored after tea! lol lol

Narper 2017-04-25 13:59:19 

Devendra Bishoo to Misbah, SIX, to long off

Narper 2017-04-25 13:59:48 

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Devendra Bishoo to Misbah, SIX, to deep mid wicket

Narper 2017-04-25 14:00:16 

West Indies 286 & 152

Pakistan 407 & 36/3 (10.5 ov)

Pakistan won by 7 wickets

Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
ST Gabriel 3 1 7 1 2.33 14 0 0
AS Joseph 3 1 6 1 2.00 13 0 0
D Bishoo 2.5 0 19 1 6.70 10 0 2
JO Holder 2 1 2 0 1.00 11 0 0