Misbah-ul-Haq scored 99 for the second game running as Pakistan's first-innings 393 earned them a lead over West Indies in the second Test.

  • Sports, Published on: Wednesday 3rd May 17 - 9:28pm

Misbah, stranded one short of an 11th Test century in last month's opener, fell on 99 after Azhar Ali (105) had got to three figures shortly after lunch on day three in Bridgetown.

Kieran Powell was the one West Indies batsman to fall before stumps, caught at the wicket off Mohammad Abbas as his side closed on 40-1 to trail by 41.

Pakistan began the day in Bridgetown on 172-3, 140 short of their hosts' first-innings total, and it took Azhar more than a session to take his overnight 81 past the century mark.




Devendra Bishoo had him caught at the wicket shortly afterwards, but by that stage Misbah had progressed to a half-century at the other end.


Azhar Ali celebrates reaching his century but Misbah fell just short

The Pakistan captain had helped take his side to 316-4 when he withdrew his bat too late to a Jason Holder delivery and looped a catch to the slips.

Two more wickets went to Holder (3-42) as Pakistan lost their last six for 77 runs, Yasir Shah's lively 24 boosting the total late on.

Victory in Barbados would give Pakistan a 2-0 lead in the three-match series.