Lahore, November 14:
Pakistan whipped the West Indies by nine wickets on Tuesday despite Brian Lara smashing his 33rd century on the fourth day of the first Test.
Lara made a fluent 122 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored a fighting 81 before the West Indies crumbled to 291 for an overall lead of just 12 runs. Pakistan â€” which scored 485 in reply to the West Indies first innings score of 206 â€” lost opener Mohammad Hafeez (1) before racing to 13-1.
Pakistanâ€™s Umar Gul (4-99) and Shahid Nazir (3-63) once again shared the bulk of wickets like they did in the first innings. Gul finished with impressive figures of 9-164 and Nazir claimed 6-105.
Lara and Chanderpaul featured in a 137-run partnership. Laraâ€™s departure at the total of 238 ended the West Indies resistance as it lost the last six wickets for 53 runs.
Chanderpaul was the eighth wicket to fall when one run was still needed to wipe out the 279-run deficit. Lara was trapped lbw by Mohammad Hafeez. Lara entertained with 19 boundaries in his 215-ball knock.
Lara completed his third successive Test century against Pakistan off 180 balls soon after the lunch break. Lara is now third on the list of all-time leading century-makers in Test cricket behind Indian batsmen Sachin Tendulkar (35) and Sunil Gavaskar (34).
The second Test begins at Multan on Sunday while Karachi will host the last Test of the series from November 27-December 1 before both teams compete in the five limited-overs internationals.