Pakistan win to share series

Ajmal spins through West Indies' lower order

Last Updated: 24/05/11 5:38pm

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Ajmal: claimed three of the five wickets Pakistan needed on final day

Ajmal: claimed three of the five wickets Pakistan needed on final day

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Pakistan completed a 196-run win over West Indies in St Kitts to claim a 1-1 draw in the two-Test series.

Resuming on the final morning at 130-5 in pursuit of an unlikely victory target of 427, the hosts crumbled to 230 all out before lunch, Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal taking three of the wickets to fall.

Ajmal (3-79) made the first breakthrough in the third over of the day, Brendan Nash (30) guiding an edge straight to Taufeeq Umar at slip.

West Indies skipper Darren Sammy joined Carlton Baugh in a 36-run stand for the seventh wicket but, when both fell in quick succession, the end was near.

Baugh took a cautious approach, grinding his way to 18 off 59 deliveries before being undone by Pakistan's use of their final review.

Umpire Asoka de Silva turned down left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman's lbw appeal but replays showed it would have gone on to hit the stumps, and De Silva was told to reverse his call and raise the finger.

Demise

Sammy, in contrast, had looked to counter-attack with six boundaries in his 41 from 51 balls before he took one risk too many and whipped a delivery from Ajmal straight to Misbah-ul-Haq at midwicket.

Ravi Rampaul thrashed two sixes off Rehman (4-65) on the way to 20 and was unlucky when a meaty drive against Ajmal stuck in the lap of Umar Akmal at silly point.

The tourists' victory was complete in the next over as Kemar Roach, after being sent back, neglected to slide in his bat and was run out by Wahab Riaz's direct hit.

The result sees the series shared 1-1, West Indies having won the first Test by 40 runs in Guyana.

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