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While trumpets are blowing at one end of the world with coloured-clothed cricketers dancing to moolahs in a cricket extravaganza called Indian Premier League (IPL), in another part of the world, West Indies and Pakistan are locking horns in a Test series. Hello and welcome, I, Rohan Sawant, has the rather pleasant job of covering a Test amidst the busy Twenty20 schedule. I will bring you the live updates from Day 2 of the Pakistan-West Indies first Test, which is being played at the iconic Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Live Cricket Scorecard, Pakistan vs West Indies 2017, 1st Test at Jamaica

West Indies may not be the ideal competitors at the moment but the series had its share of hype as this will be the last time we will see Younis Khan and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq play for Pakistan. The visitors dominated the first day. Pakistan had reduced West Indies to 71 for 5 before a resilient effort from the lower middle-order guided the hosts to respectability. All-rounder Roston Chase (63) and Shane Dowrich (56) added 118 for the sixth wicket before Jason Holder (30*) and Devendra Bishoo (23*) added more solidity. Bad light forced early stoppage on Day One with West Indies ending at 244 for 7.

Mohammed Aamer was the pick of the bowlers from the visitors’ camp with three wickets. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah picked 2 wickets. Pakistan will look forward to wrap up the West Indies innings soon and get a sizeable lead. There is rain forecast today as well and the organisers are using coal to dry the wicket.

Squads:

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel, Miguel Cummins, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Vishaul Singh

Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Asghar, Ahmed Shehzad, Usman Salahuddin, Shan Masood

Live Updates

  • 2:21 AM IST

    Till then bye, take care and let;s keep fingers crossed to see Younis Khan get to his milestone! The 10,000 club!
    Bye! 🙂

  • 2:20 AM IST

    As mentioned in the tweet, play will resume early tomorrow i.e on Day 3. So that is it from us today and we hope that tomorrow when we met, we see a full-fledge game of Test cricket between these two nations.

  • 2:17 AM IST

    That is it for the Day 2. Play has been finally called off as the rain does not look to cease! A frustrating day for both teams as the game was nicely poised on Day 2.

  • 2:16 AM IST

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  • 1:48 AM IST

  • 1:43 AM IST

    Pakistan will be a little happy having got 2 wickets and also with Aamer getting his 5-for.
    But the 34 runs they conceded will hurt them. They would have wanted to end the West Indies batting before the rain interruption! But sadly, they might have to wait for a long time. Because it doesn’t look like there will be any stopping to rain-fall!

  • 1:41 AM IST
  • 1:39 AM IST

    To much of wind and too much of darkness! Given the amount of clouds that have gathered, games seems very unlikely to continue today!

  • 1:37 AM IST

    Okay, so the umpires have decided to walk back because it has started raining! The drizzles are on and the covers are coming on!

  • 1:34 AM IST

    Umpires have got their light meters out and are already checking the light because it is getting too dark!

  • 1:33 AM IST

    Okay, so I feel that rain might approach soon! The dark clouds are looming gathering in the north area of Kingston near the airport and given the things are darkening, play might stop soon.

  • 1:31 AM IST

    First five-for for Aamer since Lord’s 2010. What moment will this be for him!

  • 1:29 AM IST

    This is the first time that Mohammad Aamer has got a five-for since his comeback in international cricket!

  • 1:25 AM IST

    Bowled’em! Mohammad Aamer has cleaned up Alzarri Joseph. Aamer changed his angle coming over the wicket. He fires it in from a wide angle. Darted actually. And Joseph had absolutely no answer to it!

  • 1:21 AM IST

  • 1:20 AM IST

    Fifty for Jason Holder. Excellent knock from the West Indies skipper. This is his 5th Test fifty and has come up in 61 deliveries.

  • 1:16 AM IST

    Okay, wait. Aamer has finally got the breakthrough. Bishoo is walking back and Aamer has got his 4th of the innings. He bowled it a lot fuller and wide of the off stump. Bishoo tried to go for it with a narrow bat but he fails to connect and gets a faint edge which Sarfraz takes easily!

  • 1:14 AM IST

    Meanwhile, Jason Holder and Devendra Bishoo continue to frustrate Pakistan on Day 2. Runs are coming in boundaries – some edges down the slip corridor, some cracking drives. But in the end, some valuable runs these are for West Indies. They will take them anyhow they come.
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    Pakistan seamers – Aamer and Abbas have not been that probing as they were yesterday. The ball has not swung much. But they have persisted bowling in and around the off-stump area and banging the ball short

  • 1:11 AM IST

    So will PCB ask him to continue playing or not? curious

  • 1:11 AM IST

    “I could have played more. I think the right time to retire is when people want you to stay, not when they are thinking your time is up. So, I think, it is a good time for me retire. Yeah, I will think about it. It all depends on if my team needs me. If they request me or people want me, then why not? But it all depends on my team.

    These are Younis Khan’s quotes

  • 1:00 AM IST

    But, Younis spilt some beans in the morning saying he might reconsider his retirement if PCB wants him to play more!

  • 12:59 AM IST

    Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq are the top contenders here. Can’t think of anyone else. Both Azhar and Shafiq has displayed promising performances but the CONSISTENCY part will play huge role here.

  • 12:57 AM IST

    I think Sarfraz Khan might be the new captain. But who will fill in the shoes for Misbah and Younis?

    This question has been doing rounds in my minds since many days!

  • 12:55 AM IST

    Talking about this Test series, like this being the final one for Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan – how deep trouble will Pakistan Test cricket be after this?

    How will they stabilise their team having lost these two legendary players?

  • 12:45 AM IST

    The cracks on the pitch have opened up but still, it is expected that the wicket will still be good for batting. But with the new ball in hand, Mohammad Aamer can prove lethal early on. So Holder and Bishoo will have a tough task dealing with him in the first hour of the game or so.

  • 12:43 AM IST

    Minimum 53 overs are to be played today – if the weather and lights permit.

  • 12:42 AM IST

    So we are off again. The game has begun and Jason Holder scores te first runs of the day with a nice shot down the leg side against Mohammad Abbas.

  • 12:22 AM IST

  • 12:21 AM IST

    GOOD NEWS!
    The rain has stopped a while ago and the umpires were out for the inspection. Play is scheduled to begin at 2.10 pm local time. But before that Tea will be taken!