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Pakistan seal series with big win
December 01, 2006 18:11 IST
Last Updated: December 01, 2006 19:00 IST
Pakistan won the third and final Test against the West Indies by 199 runs after leg-spinner Danish Kaneria and pacer Abdul Razzaq took the last four wickets for 17 runs after tea on Friday.
West Indies set an improbable victory target of 444 were dismissed for 244 in 76 overs with Kaneria (3-69) and Razzaq (2-23) cleaning up the lower order in 69 balls.
The win gave Pakistan a 2-0 victory in the three-match series after they took the first match in Lahore by nine wickets and the second in Multan ended in a high-scoring draw.
The Test was dominated by scoring-machine Mohammad Yousuf who had innings of 102 and 124 and notched his ninth hundred of the year while setting a record for most runs in a calendar year, 1,788.
Pakistan made 304 in the first innings and bowled out West Indies for 260 and then set them difficult target by declaring on 399 for six in their second outing on Thursday.
The visitors suffered major setbacks in the second over after tea after resuming on 226 for five.
Kaneria first trapped Shivnarine Chanderpaul leg before for a well-grafted 69 and next ball had Daren Powell caught at forward short leg by Younis Khan.
Razzaq then took the last two wickets, trapping Jerome Taylor and Corey Collymore leg before to complete his 100 wickets in tests.
Pakistan (1st innings): 304 (M. Yousuf 102)
West Indies (1st innings): 260 (D. Ganga 81, D. Ramdin 50; U. Gul 4-79)
Pakistan (2nd innings): 399 for 6 decl (M. Yousuf 124, M. Hafeez 104, Inzamam-ul-Haq 58no)
West Indies (2nd innings): (Overnight: 39-2; Target: 444 runs)
Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-17, 3-97, 4-126, 5-183, 6-227, 7-227, 8-236, 9-244.
Bowling: U. Gul 19-2-89-2 (nb-3), S. Nazir 18-6-49-2 (nb-2), D. Kaneria 26-6-69-3, S. Malik 1-1-0-0, A. Razzaq 12-5-23-2.
Result: Pakistan won by 199 runs