The first match of the two-match Test between Pakistan and the West Indies is being played at Sabina Park in Kingston. The third day of the Test could not play much because of rain. After dismissing the West Indies for 253 in the first innings, Pakistan scored 160 for 5 at the end of the second day. While skipper Babar Azam has been in the crease since the fifties, Faheem Ashraf has been backing up the scoring with 12 runs. The Caribbean led by 31 runs in the first innings.
When the match started raining, Babar Azam was playing after scoring 28 runs. Two hours of play wasted because of the weather. Babur went for a long partnership with Mohammad Rizwan for the fifth wicket but Jason Holder ended the partnership with a magnificent leg cutter. By that time, Pakistan were leading by 85 runs. But Babar and Faheem batted well with restraint and added 39 for the fifth wicket until the stumps. Babar has scored half-century in 117 balls and Fahim has so far faced 79 off 12 balls. The West Indies missed a chance to dismiss Fareheim, with the German Blackwood abandoning a catch given by Kyle Meyers.
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The Sabina Park pitch is still helping fast bowlers and the 200 run lead is hard to come by. In the morning, the West Indies scored 251 for 8 in the first innings. Shaheen Afridi took wickets. Pakistan, who were down to 217 in the first innings, lost the opening Imran Butt wicket in the third over of the second innings, when there was only one run on the board. However, Azhar Ali (23) and Abid Ali (34) led the side with 55 runs for the second wicket. Pakistan lost the wickets of Abid and Fawad Alam in the 26th over. Jaden Seals took two wickets.