Younis & Misbah cash in on chances to lead Pakistan to 304-4
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Aging pros Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq cashed in on dropped catches to carry Pakistan to 304-4 against the West Indies on the first day of the second test on Friday.
Pakistan's two most experienced batsmen got reprieves after completing their half-centuries on a typically slow pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. They also led Pakistan's recovery from 129-3.
Younis didn't show any signs of the dengue which sidelined him from the first test, and notched his 33rd test century before he fell off the last ball of the day for 127.
Misbah, who won the toss and opted to bat on the flat pitch, was equally splendid and unbeaten on 90.
West Indies bowlers struggled with the red ball like they did with the pink ball in the first innings of the day-night test at Dubai, where Pakistan amassed 579-3 declared.
Shannon Gabriel (2-43) had first-test triple century-maker Azhar Ali bowled off an inside edge for zero, and Asad Shafiq (68) also played on to the seamer.
But Misbah and Younis propelled the total with a 175-run stand at nearly four runs an over.