Pak vs WI 2nd test day 5 Highlights today Tuesday, 8-24-2021 – 2nd Test, Pakistan tour of West Indies from Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica.
Toss: West Indies won and chose to bowl first.
Pakistan team: 1 Abid Ali, 2 Imran Butt, 3 Azhar Ali, 4 Babar Azam (capt), 5 Fawad Alam, 6 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 7 Faheem Ashraf, 8 Hasan Ali, 9 Nauman Ali, 10 Mohammad Abbas, 11 Shaheen Shah Afridi.
West Indies team: 1 Kraigg Brathwaite (capt), 2 Kieran Powell, 3 Nkrumah Bonner, 4 Kyle Mayers, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Jermaine Blackwood, 7 Joshua Da Silva (wk), 8 Jason Holder, 9 Kemar Roach, 10 Jayden Seales, 11 Alzarri Joseph.
Match Timings: 15:00 GMT | 10:00 Local | 20:00 PKT
Umpires – Gregory Brathwaite, Joel Wilson
TV Umpires – Leslie Reifer
Match Referee – Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Nigel Duguid
Match number – Test no. 2430
Post Match Presentation.
K Brathwaite: I think we were behind the 8-ball from the start. I think it’s a mindset. Test cricket is never easy. All the guys technically can bat, it’s all mindset. First 30 balls is always the toughest period, and finding out ways through that phase is key for us. I still think it’s a positive since we didn’t lose the series. We let ourselves down in the first innings of this match. Kudos to the bowlers again for leading the way.
We made some strides in the series, but this Test in the first innings really let us down. [Seales] is a star in the making, you see him getting over 250 wickets. I know he has a big future ahead. With the experience in our bowling group guiding, he for sure is a future star. [Pakistan] as a bowling unit they were very consistent. Batting-wise, their guys who got in in the first innings went big.
Shaheen Afridi is the Player of the Match and the Player of the Series: Such a great effort, it’s a team effort. The team needed from me and I delivered this time. It was tough because last day and the weather is really hot. As a team we knew that getting one wicket would get us another, so we looked to give 100%. All credit goes to my brother Riaz Afridi – he’s a brother, he’s a father, he’s everything to me. Credit to my family as well who are always praying for me.
Babar Azam: It was an important game for us after losing the first one. The way I played with Fawad and made that partnership was crucial and I thank the almighty for getting us this win. The partnership helped us and then that exceptional spell from Shaheen yesterday made things easy for us. We knew that the ball would turn on the last day and it worked out well. [Declaration] The plan was to take it to 330-340 and give them whatever the number of overs were left after that on day 4.
We needed to win the series so we had to take a bold decision. The bowlers delivered, Nauman especially on the final day, took some crucial wickets. We thought the last day would help the spinners, some patches were being formed. We knew it would assist Nauman and he used it well. [Shaheen] he is a genuine talent, seems like he’s improving day by day and it’s lovely to have and watch someone like him in the team.