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Pakistan drive home the advantage in Barbados against the Windies

Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo struck two late blows to help the West Indies hit back as Pakistan ended the second day of the second cricket Test at 172/3 at the Kensington Oval. Opener Azhar Ali (81 not out) and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq (7 not out) were at the crease when the umpires dislodged the bails for the day.

Pakistan, on Monday, got off to a great start with Azhar and Ahmed Shehzad putting on 155 for the opening wicket, before Bishoo and pacer Shannon Gabriel struck in the final session of play to reduce the visitors to 172/3 in response to the home side's first innings score of 312.

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Chase ton keeps West Indies competitive on Day 1 in Barbados

West Indies batsman Roston Chase carved out a fluent, unbeaten second Test hundred to frustrate Pakistan in the second Test of the Brighto Paints presents the Q Mobile Cup Series.

Playing a Test on home soil for the first time, the 25-year-old Chase was undefeated on 131, propelling the Windies to 286 for six in their first innings at the close on the first day of the contest at Kensington Oval, after they chose to bat.

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Starc envisions four pronged Aussie pace attack

Left-arm quick Mitchell Starc, who resumed bowling on Friday after a foot injury that cut short his India Test tour, said he is excited at the prospect of playing alongside fellow pacers Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and James Pattinson in the same XI for the first time in international cricket.

Cricket Australia (CA) has announced a four-pronged pace battery comprising the likes of Hazlewood, Cummins, Pattinson besides Starc for the upcoming Champions Trophy.

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Pakistan firmly on top in first Test against West Indies

A double strike in the final session from Shannon Gabriel brought West Indies back into the first Test of the Brighto Paints presents the Q Mobile Cup Series against Pakistan on Sunday.  The rugged fast bowler ended the third day with 2-37 from 16 overs, as the Pakistanis reached 201 for four, replying to the Windies’ first innings total of 286, when bad light stopped play with 10.4 overs remaining.

Until Gabriel’s intervention, Pakistan looked in control, as Babar Azam with 72 and Younus Khan with 58 resolutely added 131 for third wicket, after the visitors had stumbled to 54 for two. 

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Sri Lanka U19s bounce back to level series 1-1 against Australia U19s

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Sri Lanka Under 19s have held their nerve in a thrilling finish to seal an eight-run win against Australia Under 19s in Hobart, levelling the five-match Youth ODI Series at 1-1.

The hosts scored a thumping 160-run win in the first match, but Sri Lanka were more than up to the task with bat and ball in the second match at Kingston Twin Ovals. A much-improved batting performance from the visitors saw them post 222 before being dismissed in the 47th over, with five members of the top seven going past 20. 

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