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Yasir Shah bowls Pak to series-clinching victory

Pakistan’s leg spinner Yasir Shah scalped six wickets to guide his side to a thumping 133-run victory in the second Test against West Indies thereby taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

He returned with an impressive 6/124 bowling figures to record his second 10-wicket match haul to dismiss West Indies for 322 runs before tea on the final day of the match. West Indies, though, did not give up easily as they fought through Jermaine Blackwood who scored a fighting 95 runs. Shah dismissed him five runs short of a well-deserved century. Chasing an improbable 456 runs for the victory, it was a difficult task for Windies on a fifth day pitch that has opened up many cracks. Shah relished the conditions and came up with another impressive show to guide Pak to memorable victory. With this victory, Misbah-ul-Haq has overtaken Imran Khan as most successful Test captain leading Pakistan to 23rdTest victory in 48 matches.

Brief Scores:

Pakistan 452 & 227/2d bt West Indies 224 & 322 (Jermaine Blackwood 95, Kraigg Braithwaite 67; Yasir Shah 6/124).

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