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  • 7:01 PM IST

    Live: WI 106/4 in 45 Overs | Batting: Peach of a ball from Rahat Ali. Back of a length delivery outside off, the ball moves away late. Samuel os caught in his crease and edges the ball which carries low to first slip. And Next over, a terrible mix-up between Brathwaite and Bishoo.Tossed up delivery outside off from Yasir pushed to cover, he goes for a run and is almost half the crease. Bishoo is hesitant and Brathwaite is gone. Misbah gathers the ball and throws at the keeper’s end and GONE. And that is also Stumps!

  • 6:44 PM IST

    Live: WI 106/2 in 30 Overs | Batting: Kraigg Brathwaite 21, Marlon Samuels 30 – Given the way things are happening at the moment, it seems like something may happen. Marlon Samuels was just dropped at the first slip by Younis at the slip. Samuels has looked very uncomfortable as well as he is trying to counter Yasir because he can be too hot to handle if he gets the ball to pitch in the right area. This has been a good partnership as they both have put up 41 runs off 77 balls. They will need more at least till this day is panned out.

  • 6:02 PM IST

    Live: WI 67/2 in 30 Overs | Batting: Kraigg Brathwaite 11, Marlon Samuels 1 – Darren Bravo has gone and its Yasir Shah. It was a flat delivery from Yasir on middle and leg which spun in and beats Bravo’s pull. Struck him on middle and leg too. Only, doubt was height. here but the Bravo had crouched a little in his pull. Umpire turned it down and so a review was taken. The reply showed that Bravo was plumb. Yasir had again got Marlon Samuels out the very next time and this the on-field umpire gave him out. But Samuels went for the review and it showed that there was bat first before the pad. UFF Lot of things happening in one over!

  • 5:27 PM IST

    Live: WI 61/1 in 24 Overs | Batting: Darren Bravo 42, Kraigg Brathwaite 7 – Bravo has again taken the lead role in this innings. He has moved on to 42 and it doesn’t seem like the Pakistani bowlers are challenging him. Their bowling has lacked the necessary intent and it seems like they are bowling for the sake of it. Brathwaite on the other end is batting quite sensibly as he is rotating the strike and keeping the scoreboard ticking. That is exactly what the visitors should do in this last session as they cannot afford to lose any further wickets.

  • 4:44 PM IST

    Live: WI 27/1 in 14 Overs | Batting: Darren Bravo 15, Kraigg Brathwaite 0 – Tea in the break seems to have woken up the Pakistani camp. Rahat Ali strikes as he gets the West Indian opener, Leon Johnson. It was a full and straight, 135 kph to be precise. Plumb in front as long as there was no bat. Johnson had a little chat with Bravo and it looked like he might go for a review, but he doesn’t and that was a good decision as he was just GONE. Good start to the last session of the day by Pakistan!

  • 3:53 PM IST

    Live: WI 16/0 in 6 Overs | Batting: Darren Bravo 9, Leon Johnson 7- West Indies have started off well and also Darren Bravo has come out to open the innings. A change in batting position should yield something good for West Indies. The visitors will want him to bat throughout the day and get them to a respectable total as they are following up a big total of 452.

  • 3:15 PM IST

  • 3:15 PM IST

    That is it! Pakistan have put a huge total of 452 in the first innings. Shannon Gabriel took his maiden 5-for. Still a big total, I must admit. A big task yet once again for West Indies when they come out to bat!

  • 3:04 PM IST

    Live: PAK 452/8 in 118 Overs | Batting: Sohail Khan 26, Zulfiqar Babar 0: The intentions are looking pretty clear from Sohail Khan. He has lost an all-rounder Nawaz on the other end and so he seems to have taken the lead role here. Zulfiqar is yet to open his account. Sohail Khan is bashing the West Indies bowling as he hit 3 boundaries off Shannon Gabriel’s over. Sohail has hit 5 boundaries in his 26 runs. and now it looks like Pakistan won’t be declaring their innings and would rather wait for their side to get all-out!

  • 2:23 PM IST

    Live: PAK 412/7 in 108 Overs | Batting: Mohammad Nawaz 16, Sohail Khan 4: Sarfraz Ahmed has got to is 8th Test fifty which has just come off 55 deliveries. He hit a straight on-drive to Shannon Gabriel to get to this milestone. And Gabriel gets his revenge. WHATTA delivery. PACE does the trick for Gabriel as he bowls a searing yorker. 152 kph To be precise. Gabriel goes wide of the crease and fires in a low full toss which swings back onto the off stump. The ball pierces through the bat and pad gap to clatter into off stump.

  • 1:35 PM IST

    Live: PAK 401/6 in 108 Overs | Batting: Sarfraz Ahmed 45, Mohammad Nawaz 16:These tow have now made a 56 runs stand for the 7th wicket. Again Pakistan have taken off to a good partnership after they lost their captain for 96 and the nightwatchman Yasir for 23. Sarfraz Ahmed is inching towards his half century but we will be able to witness all that after the lucnh break in the second session! So till the you get fresh and don’t forget to read the lunch report!

  • 12:48 PM IST

    Live: PAK 347/6 in 97 Overs | Batting: Sarfraz Ahmed 10, Mohammad Nawaz 0: Pakistan batsmen are feeling a little heat now it seems like. Misbah’s wicket has put the visitors on top which was completely against the run of play, but soon they also got the wicket of Yasir Shah was had played some beautiful strokes today morning. Now the Pakistani wicket keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed and all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz are at the crease. So west Indies need to capitaise on this opportunity of having 2 new batsmen at the crease.

  • 12:14 PM IST

    Live: PAK 338/5 in 90 Overs | Batting: Yasir 22, Sarfraz Ahmed 2 :No century for Misbah as he gets out on 96. It was a full on middle and leg delivery from Shannon Gabriel, Misbah shuffles across and tries to flick which he misses badly. The ball would have clipped the leg stump. He did take a review but nothing changed for the Pakistani skipper as he misses out of his 11th Test hundred by just 4 RUNS!

  • 11:48 AM IST

    Live: PAK 320/4 in 87 Overs | Batting: Misbah 96, Yasir 7: Pakistan have got off to a very good start yet once again. Misbah and nightwatchman Yasir Shah have scored easy runs so far. The West Indian bowling has been awful. Not the type of bowling you’d want in the first few overs of the match. They have strayed down the leg side, mostly Miguel Cummings which has made scoring easy for both.

Live-Blog-Pak-WIGood Morning! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day Two of the 2nd of the three-Test series between Pakistan and West Indies, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. I am Rohan Sawant and I will bring you all the live updates of this crackerjack of a contest. Yeah, I know it’s Test cricket and how on earth did I called it a crackerjack. Well, if Misbah-ul-Haq is still at the crease, Test cricket will never fall short of entertainment. And we, journalists, will never fall short of long pieces. Well, #TeamMisbah is what we root for these says. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd Test at Abu Dhabi

All the same, Day One of the second Test belonged Pakistan. Not a surprise, I know. But the way West Indies fought in the first Test, they were expected to put up a good fight. That did not happen so, as Pakistan scored 304 for 4 at the end of Day One. Misbah unhesitatingly opted to bat first and the decision worked in his favour. However, they had a dodgy start with the triple-centurion Azhar Ali dismissed on a duck. To make matters worse, Sami Aslam went for 6. The scorecard read 42 for 2. The onus was then on Asad Shafiz and Younis Khan to provide the impetus.

The duo added 87 runs for the third wicket, before Shannon Gabriel cleaned Shafiz up with a peach of a delivery on 68.

All the same, that did not stop the staggering Younis from reaching the three-figure mark. He, as a matter of fact, was out of the first Test due to dengue. Though Pakistan won the match, his presence was felt during the collapse in the second innings. Also read: Younis: Thanks to doctors and medical staff who took my care during my Dengue illness

Nonetheless, Younis made full use of the opportunity and scored his 33rd hundred. Along with Misbah, he added 175 runs for fourth wicket.

However, Younis was dismissed at the end of Day One on 127, inclusive of 10 fours and a six. Meanwhile, Misbah stayed unbeaten on 90, looking to score his 11th Test hundred.

What an icon he has been for Pakistan for the past decade, winning matches against the top-drawer Test teams. In addition, his maiden at Lord’s in his very first attempt earlier this year is still etched in our memory. Well, the year 2016 has not ended and we still have a lot in store.

It has become quite obvious. Younis and Misbah, when in whites, rarely fail to display their best. These two stalwarts, for that matter, time and again emulate their genius, proving that age is just a number.

Well, let’s see how Day Two pans out, for Misbah is still at the crease.

FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd Test at Abu Dhabi