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Pakistan vs West Indies 2017, 1st Test: 5 Talking Points

Pakistan took a 1-0 lead with a clinical show on days 4 and 5.

Mohammad Amir sizzled for Pakistan with the new ball

Yasir Shah completed a six-for as West Indies set a meagre 32 for Pakistan to win. The visitors lost three but Misbah-ul-Haq finished things off with two sixes to help his side to a seven-wicket victory in the opening Test on Day 5 at Sabina Park, Kingston. 

Earlier, Yasir Shah resumed his good form from day 4 but this time got support from the pace bowlers. None of the West Indian batsmen spent enough time at the crease to guide them to a good lead. Eventually, Yasir Shah was too much for them as they folded for 152.

Brief Scores: West Indies 286/10 (Chase 63, Amir 6/44) and 152/10 (Powell 49, Yasir 6/63) lost to Pakistan 407/10 (Misbah 99, Joseph 3/71) and 36/3 (Misbah 12*)

Here are the major talking points from the opening Test.


#5 Pakistan have a settled bowling attack

Pakistan seem to have found a potent pace attack in Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas and Wahab Riaz. Yasir Shah has backed them up in the spin department completing a relentless attack. The West Indian batsman barely had any respite apart from Riaz's odd loose balls. 

Abbas has carried his domestic form straight into international cricket and bowled tight lines, generating movement off the seam. Amir looked ominous in the first innings and Yasir Shah is never far off from a spell that puts the batsmen in misery. All in all, it was a complete performance from the visiting bowlers.

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