West Indies vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 4: Yasir torments West Indies after Misbah’s unbeaten 99

Yasir ended the day with figures of 4-33 off nine overs

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Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah carved through the West Indies’ top order with a four-wicket haul after captain Misbah-ul-Haq was left stranded just one run short of his 11th Test century.

Misbah, however, did make history on the fourth day in Jamaica as he became just the seventh Pakistani player to score 5,000 runs in Test cricket.

Starting off the day on 201/4, Pakistan lost batsman Asad Shafiq early on as he was caught behind off the bowling of Shannon Gabriel for 22.

Misbah and wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed stabilised the innings with an 88-run partnership, during which Sarfraz brought up his half-century.

However, he was unable to make the most of it as he was clean bowled by Devendra Bishoo for 54 off 70 balls, which included five boundaries and a six.

Sarfraz scored his 12th Test fifty

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Even though Pakistan began to lose wickets at regular intervals after Safraz’s dismissal, Misbah continued to frustrate the West Indies.

But, just as he was on the verge of reaching his hundred, disaster struck as Pakistan were bowled out for 407, which gave them a 121-run lead.

This resulted in Misbah being left undefeated on 99, which came off 223 balls and included five boundaries and three sixes.

Misbah became the first Pakistan batsman and sixth player overall to be left stranded on 99 in a Test innings

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Gabriel and Alzarri Joseph picked up three wickets apiece, while Bishoo, Roston Chase and captain Jason Holder chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Trailing by 121 runs, the West Indies made a cautious start to their innings, but that didn’t stop Yasir from cleaning up Kraigg Brathwaite for 14 runs.

Kieran Powell and debutant Shimron Hetmeyer made up for the loss of Brathwaite with a 50-run partnership before Hetmeyer was clean bowled by Yasir for 20.

Shai Hope fell shortly after for just six runs, while Powell went on to make 49 before becoming Yasir’s fourth victim.

Debutant Vishaul Singh and Bishoo, who was sent out as the nightwatchman, put together an unbeaten four-run partnership, which came in the form of four leg byes, before stumps was called.

Both Vishaul and Bishoo have yet to get off the mark.

Yasir was the only bowler to take any wickets.

The West Indies ended day four on 93/4 and will continue batting on Tuesday at 10:00 local time or 15:00 GMT.

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