Azhar eyes double century, Pakistan moves to solid 391-2

BY foxsports • October 14, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Opening batsman Azhar Ali was 194 not out as Pakistan continued to prosper against the West Indies at 391-2 at tea on the second day of the day-night test on Friday.

Azhar, 146 overnight, was six runs short of his second double-century, having hit 17 fours and a six. He was let off the hook on 190 when lone slip Jermaine Blackwood grassed a chance off Roston Chase.

Babar Azam, on debut, was 23 not out.

Pakistan resumed on 279-1, and lost only overnight batsman Asad Shafiq for 67.

Captain Jason Holder missed an opportunity in the very first over of the day when he didn't go for a lbw referral against Shafiq, as replays showed Shannon Gabriel's inswinger would have hit the top of middle stump.

Shafiq went on to contribute 137 runs with Azhar for the second wicket, until legspinner Devendra Bishoo held onto a sharp catch off his own bowling to dismiss Shafiq.


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