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Abu Dhabi test: Pakistan score 452 runs in first inning against West Indies

ABU DHABI: Pakistan scored 452 runs all-out in their first inning against West Indies in the second test at Sheikh Zaid Stadium Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Pakistan started the second day with their overnight score of 304-4, however the skipper Misbah could add only six runs to his overnight score of 90 and departed early. Pakistan slipped to 342-6, but a lovely fifty from Sarfraz, and contributions from Nawaz and Sohail helped Pakistan add to a strong overnight total.

West Indies pacer Gabriel took five wickets. West Indies took the second new ball at the start of the day’s play, and Shannon Gabriel struck in the fifth over of the morning. The last six times Misbah-ul-Haq has resumed his innings overnight, he has added no runs to his score four times, and just four on one occasion. Today he added six runs to his overnight 90 before Gabriel got one to seam back a touch and go past his inside edge as he looked to work the ball into the leg side.

Yasir Shah, who walked in as nightwatchman on the first evening but didn’t get to face a single ball, played some pleasing shots and scored 23 runs.

Pakistan were in danger of losing some of the ground they had gained on day one, but Sarfraz rescued the team and led Pakistan to post a good total.

Earlier on Friday Pakistan after electing to bat after winning the toss ended the opening day of the second Test against the West Indies on 304-4 in Abu Dhabi. Younis Khan scored his 33rd Test century before being dismissed for 127 while Captain Misbah-ul-Haq a not out 90, to which he could add only six runs on Saturday.

Pakistan’s top order failed to make a consistent stand on the first day of the second Test against West Indies. Asad Shafiq led Pakistan’s recovery after the early departure of the openers on the opening day of the second Test against West Indies. He made 68 while Sami Aslam was dismissed for six and Azhar Ali without scoring.