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Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has pointed to the lack of experience in the West Indies side as the reason behind their recent losing streak. He was speaking after the Caribbean side plunged to their eighth straight loss on the tour on Tuesday with a 133-run defeat in the second Test at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

The West Indies lost both the One-Day and T20 series 0-3 and trail the three-match Test series 0-2 after the second Test. The third Test begins in Sharjah on Sunday.

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Pakistan batsman Younus Khan has moved up three places to second position in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following his side’s 133 runs victory over the West Indies in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday that has helped it take a decisive 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Younus, who had missed the day-night opening Test in Dubai due to an illness, has leapfrogged New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, England batsman Joe Root and South Africa’s Hashim Amla with innings of 127 and 29 not out. 

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Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah took 6-124 to end with a 10-wicket match haul as the hosts beat the West Indies by 133 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 series lead with one match left to play.

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.

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When fast bowler Shannon Gabriel was forced out of the tour of Australia with an injury last December, it seemed a massive setback but after picking up his maiden five-wicket haul in the ongoing second Test against Pakistan, the speedster pointed to that moment as the turning point of his career.

The strapping right-armer bowled with sustained pace to end with five for 97 as Pakistan were dismissed for 452 in the first innings of the second Test at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Saturday.

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A match-winning 4-24 by left arm spinner Alex Hartley, and unbeaten 57 from Natalie Sciver against the West Indies in the final One-Day International (ODI) between the two sides in Kingston today has helped England to secure a hard-fought 3-2 ODI series victory in the Caribbean.

Speaking immediately after play today, England women’s captain, Heather Knight, said: “I’m really happy with how we have stood up and delivered a strong, winning performance in the final match of the series today.  To come to the Caribbean and beat the ICC Women’s World T20 champions on their home patch, in tough conditions, and with a couple of set-backs along the way, shows how much character, desire and talent there is within this squad.

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West Indies captain Jason Holder has hailed Darren Bravo's eighth Test century on a difficult final day pitch and said his entire team had showed plenty of character, despite their 56-run defeat against Pakistan in their day/night opening Test.

Bravo stroked 116 at the Dubai International Stadium here on Monday as the West Indies, chasing 346 for victory, came up short on 289 in their second innings to fall 0-1 behind in the three-Test series.

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Jamaican Jimmy Adams has quit as head coach of English county cricket side Kent after five years, further fueling speculation he will take over the vacant role of the West Indies head coach.

Only last month, the 48-year-old former West Indies captain was linked to the post after Trinidadian Phil Simmons was suddenly sacked by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), on the eve of the ongoing tour of Pakistan.

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