West Indies stumbles to 106-4 after Pakistan posts 452

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) " West Indies' top order stuttered against the reverse swing of Rahat Ali and spin of Yasir Shah to limp to 106-4 Saturday after Pakistan was bowled out for 452 on day two of the second test.

West Indies lost two wickets for no runs in the last two overs when left-arm seamer Rahat found the outside edge from Marlon Samuels (30). Kraigg Braithwaite was run out for 21 in a terrible mix-up with nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo.

The visitors still trail by 346 runs and, with Shah grabbing the key wicket of Darren Bravo for 43, Pakistan appears heading toward a healthy first-innings lead.

Bravo seemed to have continued from his resilient century in the first day-night test, which West Indies lost by 56 runs, before he misread Shah's flatter delivery and was trapped lbw while going for a pull shot.

Samuels successfully used a referral to overturn the onfield umpire's lbw decision off the next delivery but always looked shaky against Shah's sharp spin.

Samuels tried to break the shackles briefly when he hit Shah for three boundaries on the off side in one over before lone slip Younis Khan narrowly missed a thick edge.

But the lapse didn't cost Pakistan much as Rahat ended Samuel's struggle.

Rahat had provided Pakistan's first breakthrough of the innings soon after tea when he had left-hander Leon Johnson (12) out leg before wicket.

Shah and left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar " one of the three changes Pakistan made from the first test " choked the runs before West Indies lost quick wickets under pressure.

Earlier, fast bowler Shannon Gabriel (5-96) took his maiden five-wicket haul but Pakistan's tail was unruffled on a typical slow wicket at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Captain Misbah-ul-Haq narrowly missed out on a century after Pakistan resumed at 304-4 when Gabriel had him trapped leg before wicket with the second new ball. Misbah could add only six to his overnight 90 before he was undone by Gabriel's incoming delivery.

Nightwatchman Shah played a 23-run cameo and denied West Indies for nearly an hour before he fell to captain Jason Holder (3-47).

But Sarfraz Ahmed survived a close runout early in his innings and made 56 off 59 balls with six fours while Sohail Khan (26) and Mohammad Nawaz (25) also made useful contributions.

Sohail survived two close lbw appeals against Gabriel before he smacked the fast bowler for three boundaries off four deliveries to help Pakistan cross the 450-run mark.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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