Windies face a possible whole-tour whitewash
After having lost the second test against Pakistan today, the West Indies cricket team now face the ignoble prospect of a history-making whole tour whitewash against Pakistan.
Eight matches. Eight losses. One to go.
They lost the Second Test today, by 133 runs, and they were also routed 3-0 in both the Twenty20 and One-Day International series which were played before the Tests.
The third and final test match is to be played in Sharjah from Sunday.
Today West Indies lost the second Test on the fifth and final day of the second Test match against Pakistan at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Jermaine Blackwood batted brilliantly on the final day – scoring 95 off 127 balls with 11 boundaries.
He added 63 for the fifth wicket with Roston Chase (20) and another 57 for the seventh wicket with wicket-keeper Shai Hope (41).
The Man-Of-The-Match award went to Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah who had match figures for 10-210.
Resuming the last day on 171-4 West Indies made 322 – the highest fourth innings score by a visiting team to United Arab Emirates and the West Indies' highest fourth innings score against Pakistan.
It was, however, short of the victory target and the visitors lost the match by 133 runs. Pakistan, therefore, have an unassailable 2-0 lead with one match left.
Pakistan 452 (Younis Khan 127, Misbah-ul-Haq 96, Asad Shafiq 68, Sarfraz Ahmed 56; Shannon Gabriel 5-96, Jason Holder 3-47) and 227-2 declared (Azhar Ali 79, Asad Shafiq 58 not out, Sami Aslam 50)
West Indies 224 (Darren Bravo 43, Jason Holder 31 not out; Yasir Shah 4-86) and 322 (Jermaine Blackwood 95, Kraigg Brathwaite 67, Shai Hope 41; Yasir Shah 6-124).