1st Test: Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales beacon West Indies to affecting 1-wicket win over Pakistan
West Indies captivated their assumption as appendage enders Kemar Roach and Jayden Seales guided them to a blood-tingling one-wicket win over Pakistan in the aboriginal Analysis in Jamaica on Sunday.
Roach and Seales affect West Indies in last-wicket thriller. (@ICC Photo)
West India bankrupt a abstruseness to booty a 1-0 advance in the two-Test series
Roach, Seales guided WI to a blood-tingling one-wicket win over Pakistan
This is the best important innings of my 66-Test career: Kemar Roach
Veteran fast bowler Kemar Roach and his boyish protege Jayden Seales artificial a affecting 17-run affiliation for the aftermost wicket on Sunday to beacon West Indies to a blood-tingling one-wicket win over Pakistan in the aboriginal Analysis in Jamaica.
Roach denticulate 30 and Seales two in an best 17-run affiliation as the home ancillary accomplished their ambition of 168 for the accident of nine wickets afterwards the West Indies had bowled Pakistan out for 203 in their additional innings, with Seales demography 5-55.
The bout was in the antithesis aback Jason Holder was out to the aftermost brawl afore the tea breach with the West Indies on 114-7, still 54 runs from victory.
In a blood-tingling final affair in which anniversary run and anniversary wicket adapted the antithesis of the match, Roach aggregate a affiliation of 28 with Joshua Da Silva afore assuredly accumulation with Seales to see the West Indies home on 168-9.
“It was a arresting test,” West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite said. “It is about patience. Who has added backbone will appear out on top.”
Roach said his best 30 was the best important innings of his 66-Test career “by far, by far."
Pakistan captain Babar Azam said the “nail-biting” bout showed the adorableness of Analysis cricket.
“We put in a acceptable accomplishment with the bat,” Azam said. “The bowlers again belted them afore our bowlers took the wickets.
“Again, in the additional innings, we fought with the bat and the bowlers hit back. Had we taken those alone catches, the aftereffect could accept been different.”
Earlier, the 19-year-old Seales became the youngest West Indian to get a Analysis bout five-wicket haul, assault Alf Valentine's 71-year-old record, as he formed over Pakistan's lower adjustment afterwards they resumed at 160-5.
Roach took the aboriginal wicket of the morning, again Mayers snagged that of captain Babar Azam, who top-scored with 55, afore Seales captivated up the actual three wickets.
The additional and final Analysis is additionally abaft bankrupt doors at Sabina Park, King.
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