West Indies vs Pakistan, 2nd Test Stats Review: Shaheen Afridi, Fawad Alam create new milestones, WI bag an embarrassing record

West Indies vs Pakistan, 2nd Test Stats Review: Shaheen Afridi, Fawad Alam create new milestones, WI bag an embarrassing record

Shaheen Afridi registered his best figures in Test cricket.

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Shaheen Afridi. (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP via Getty Images)

After five days of an exciting battle between the bat and the red cherry, Pakistan defeated West Indies by 109 runs in the second Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica. It was indeed a comprehensive win for Pakistan as they dominated the home team in all three departments. While Fawad Alam shone with the bat in hand, Shaheen Afridi was the stand-out performer in the bowler’s department.

Notably, West Indies had won the first Test by one wicket and held an unassailable 1-0 lead in the two-match series. However, Pakistan bounced back in the must-win game and leveled the series 1-1. As far as the happenings of the game are concerned, the home team won the toss and elected to bowl. The decision seemed to be spot on as Pakistan lost three wickets with just two runs on the board.

However, skipper Babar Azam joined forces with Fawad Alam and the duo guided their side to safety. While Azam was dismissed for 74, Alam advanced to his fifth Test ton. The southpaw, in total, slammed 124 off 213 deliveries as the visitors declared at 302/9.

In reply, West Indies put up a horrendous batting show and got bundled out for 150 runs. Left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi was the wrecker-in-chief for Pakistan, having scalped a six-wicket haul. This way the visitors earned a 152-run first-innings lead on a tricky Kingston surface. Enhancing their tally, the visitors declared at 176/2 in their second innings.

A target of 329 never seemed within the Caribbean team’s reach but a draw was still a possibility. The hosts did put a commendable fight in the fourth innings but got folded for 219 runs. Afridi again shone with the ball, having scalped four wickets. He was also named the Player-of-the-Match as well as the Player-of-the-Series.

Here are the important stats and numbers after from the West Indies vs Pakistan 2nd Test:

3 – This was Pakistan’s third win in six Test matches at the Sabina Park in Jamaica. West Indies won the other three games.

100 – Alzarri Joseph completed 100 wickets in international cricket.

6/51 – Shaheen Afridi registered his best figures in Test cricket. He scalped six wickets while conceding just 51 in West Indies’ first innings.

22 – Fawad Alam became the fastest Pakistan batter to score five Test centuries, having achieved the feat in 22 innings. He surpassed Younis Khan, who took 28 innings to get the milestone.

513Alam is also now Pakistan’s highest run-scorer in Test matches this year. He currently has 513 runs in seven Test matches.

2 – Alam also became the second player after Joe Root to score three Test tons in 2021. The England skipper currently has five centuries in the longest format this year.

5 – Azhar Ali now has 17 ducks in Test matches, fifth-most for any Pakistan player alongside Wasim Akram.

5 – Babar Azam registered his fifth Test half-century against West Indies, most for him against an opponent.

37 – Shaheen Afridi is now the second-highest wicket-taker in Test matches this year. While he has 37 scalps, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin tops this list with 38 wickets.

22 – West Indies have now suffered 22 defeats in home Tests since 2010, most for any team.