Pak beat WI, level series
Kingston, June 7:
Pakistan finished off the West Indies in 13 overs on the final day to win the second cricket Test by 136 runs at Sabina Park and level the two-match series 1-1 on Tuesday. West Indies was all out for 143 after making 404 in the first innings, built on Brian Lara’s 30th Test century. Pakistan made 374 and 309, with Inzamam-ul-Haq’s 117 not out, his 22nd Test hundred. Pakistan equalled the 1988 squad under Imran Khan which also drew the West Indies 1-1 in a three-match rubber. Legspinner Danish Kaneria, who’d done the main damage on Monday by uprooting four of the West Indies top order including Lara for a duck, took another wicket on Tuesday to finish with 5-46. Shabbir Ahmed took the other three for 4-56 and eight for the match. West Indies won the first test in Barbados by 276 runs, but Pakistan head home with the honors, having rallied to draw the tests, and whitewashing the one-dayers 3-0, their first success in any series in the Caribbean. Brief Scores — PAKISTAN 374: Younis Khan 106, Asim Kamal 51, Inzamam 50; Corey Collymore 7-78 and 309: Inzamam 117 not out, Shoaib Malik 64; Tino Best 4-46, Collymore 4-56. WEST INDIES — 404: Brian Lara 153, Wavell Hinds 63, R Sarwan 55; Shabbir Ahmed 4-64, Shahid Afridi 3-51 and 143: Danish
Kaneria 5-46, Shabbir 4-56.
Younis, Afridi agree
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi have agreed to play for the Asian XI team in a promotional series to be played in Houston later this month. Both players had earlier opted out of the series against a World XI squad organised by Cricket World International (CWI), but were personally convinced by the chief organiser. “I personally met with Younis and Afridi and convinced them we would like to have them play for the Asian XI with other players and they agreed,” chief coordinator of CWI, Hasan Jalil said.