Victory for Windies

Fired up by an incisive spell from fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, West Indies defeated Pakistan by 106 runs at Kensington Oval today to level their three-match series at 1-1. The third and final match starts next Wednesday in Dominica.

 Starting the day at 264 for 9, the West Indies added four runs before being dismissed. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah finished with 7 for 94. Set 187 for victory on the tricky day-five wicket, Pakistan lost wickets steadily and never got close.

Shannon Gabriel (l) was the man of the moment.

 Gabriel, bowling with speed and control, grabbed 5 for 11 as Pakistan were bundled out for 81 in 34.4 overs. The burly Trinidadian pacer finished with match-figures of 9 for 92 and the Man-of-the-Match award.

Alzarri Joseph dismissed Babar Azam for a duck.

 Captain Jason Holder chipped in with 3 for 23 to add to his 3 for 42 in the Pakistan first innings along with a crucial 58 in the West Indies’ first innings.

Azhar Ali (L) of Pakistan is dismiss as Shannon Gabriel (2R) of West Indies celebrate during the 5th and final day of the 2nd Test match between West Indies and Pakistan at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, May 04, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Randy BROOKS (Photo credit should read RANDY BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)

 Afterwards Holder praised his team for a collective effort but singled out middle-order batsmen Roston Chase, the first innings centurion, and Shai Hope, whose 90 yesterday set up the victory target, for their excellent batting efforts. (WG)

21 Responses to Victory for Windies

  1. Kelly Scantlebury
    Kelly Scantlebury May 4, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Well looka life, Congratulations boys !

  2. Norford Neblett
    Norford Neblett May 4, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Thanks for quick info

  3. Milli Watt May 4, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    yuh lie…….the date on this feed right. this is one from the archives. got to check other sources. then again it is Pakistan hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  4. Cindy Bunting
    Cindy Bunting May 4, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    About time too. Well done. Onwards and upwards in Dominica.

  5. Debbie Jones
    Debbie Jones May 4, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Let me hear the critics now. Congratulations boys on a job well done.

  6. ReverendShenla Bentham
    ReverendShenla Bentham May 4, 2017 at 3:28 pm


  7. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall May 4, 2017 at 3:36 pm


  8. Louvina John
    Louvina John May 4, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Congratulations glad for you all

  9. Ras Small
    Ras Small May 4, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    I shock wunna win!!! But den again……. The script vs the pitch.

  10. Joan Watson
    Joan Watson May 4, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Congrats guys

  11. Vanda Clarke-Moore
    Vanda Clarke-Moore May 4, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Congrats boys please Keep it up

  12. Santini More
    Santini More May 4, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    That caught me off guard!…Congratulations WI.

  13. Michael Walcott
    Michael Walcott May 4, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Congrats! Now need to win in Dominica where the ball is spinning. Better drop Singh and play Benn!

  14. Francis May 4, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Congrats guys!!
    A message for @ras small
    If ya can’t say nutten good bout someone
    keep ya mouth shut !!
    Leave out the pitch talk.

  15. orlando May 4, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    ok so where is angus benn where is peter paul and mary. i told ya so . west indies gonna be fine . just give them time .i really wish gabriel would give estwick a bit of praise cause before he came along he was fast and wild .and holder as a bowler is coming along great. . thank you RODDIE.

    • harry turnover May 4, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      Well said orlando those people Angus Benn and Peter Paul and Mary have now found comfort in the woodwork among the termites and more than likely criticizing them too .
      Orlando you sound like someone who not only knows your cricket but you follow it as well for I have just congratulated RODDY ESTWICK in another forum for a job well done
      They don’t even know who Roddy Estwick is as a matter of fact…probably think he is PIT BULL brudda.
      Congrats guys and without those well known NAMES too.

  16. Andrea Atkins
    Andrea Atkins May 4, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Welcome news for a change! Congrats for a fine job guys.

  17. Fan May 4, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Did you hear the Jamaican comments man after the first test who called for Holder’s removal as Captain because he felt that Holder could not command a play in the team! If he can’t then tell me who can! Maybe he thinks that Samuels or Blackwood should be captain.

    • harry turnover May 4, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      Yes another one on Sports Max in particular was continually critical not only of Holder but of Hope too.Thought that Blackwood should have been picked instead.

  18. Nathaniel Samuels May 4, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Fan and Harry, just let the criticism go ‘outside the off stump’.

  19. de uddah bajan May 4, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Great win just a couple days short of the first anniversary of the passing of Tony Cozier. His would of been a great article to read on this feat. Congrats to WI…and from the true fans…thanks for a win. Believe


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