The Jason Holder-led West Indies men’s senior team duly lost the second Test to Pakistan, falling by 133 runs in today’s fifth and last scheduled day of the match in Abu Dhabi.
The West Indies, winless in all seven variety matches against the Pakistanis, were set a victory target of 456 runs but were bowled out for 322 with Pakistani 30-year-old leg-spinner Yasir Shah taking six wickets to add to the four he got in West Indies cheap 224 first innings reply to Pakistan’s 452.
The odds are short for West Indies ending the three Test series with at least a win as Pakistan have won the first two Tests.
Better news from the West Indies A team on their tour of Sri Lanka as they beat the Sri Lankans by 165 runs in the first match of their unofficial” three One-Day Internationals today.
Trinidadian Jason Mohammed, captain of the Windies A contributed 58 runs to his team’s 267 for 6 in their 50 overs – Kyle Hope 81, Rovman Powell a 35-ball 55 and Andre Fletcher 26 also boosting their team’s score.
Then Mohammed had little trouble in marshalling his spin-pace bowling attack as his compatriot off-spinner Jon Russ Jaggesar with four for 29 and pacers Delorn Johnson (2 for 19) and Ronsford Beaton (3 for 26) wrecked Sri Lanka A’s batting – the hosts all out for 102 in 32.3 overs.
It was a welcome win for the Windies A who, captained by Shamarr Brooks, lost the series-closing third unofficial Test against the Sri Lankans, the 2-1 series winner
A welcome win for TT Under-20 football team in Curacao last night – 4-nil over St Lucia, this following TT’s goalless draw with Cuba in opening Group action on Saturday.
Haiti who hammered St Lucia 4-nil Saturday defeated Cuba 2-1 last night to lead the Group and look ahead to playing TT tomorrow in a key game.
Central F C forward Nicholas Dillon scored three of TT goals last night.
TT would have to avoid losing to Haiti tomorrow to stand a chance of progrssing to the semifinal of the eight-nation Caribbean Football Union Championship.