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Last Updated: Tuesday, 7 June, 2005, 14:55 GMT 15:55 UK
Pakistan square series with win
Second Test, Jamaica, day five: Pakistan 374 & 309 beat West Indies 404 & 143 by 136 runs

Shabbir Ahmed celebrates a wicket
Shabbir claimed two of the four wickets to fall on the final morning

Seam bowler Shabbir Ahmed picked up the last three wickets as Pakistan wrapped up a convincing 136-run win over West Indies in Jamaica.

The home side were bowled out for 143 after resuming on 114-6 as Pakistan shared the series 1-1.

Leg-spinner Danish Kaneria dismissed Daren Powell for figures of 5-46 and Shabbir's treble gave him 4-56.

English umpire David Shepherd was applauded off at the end of the game, his 92nd and final Test match.

The final day's action lasted just 12.5 overs with West Indies, who won the first Test in Barbados by 176 runs, never looking likely to reach a target of 280 with only their tail-enders to rely on.

"The boys really worked hard. To come back [after losing the first Test] was a great effort. Danish and Shabbir took advantage of this wicket and bowled really well," said Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq.

To come back in this Test was a great effort
Inzamam-ul-Haq

Kaneria found prodigious turn and although Powell hit successive fours off Shabbir in the fifth over of the morning, he departed for 12 when umpire Shepherd adjudged he had been caught at silly point by Yasir Hameed.

Shabbir then claimed two wickets in three balls as Courtney Browne (10) and Reon King edged copycat catches to keeper Kamran Akmal.

Kaneria ripped a couple of beauties past the outside edge - balls which evoked memories of Shane Warne's famous delivery which dismissed England's Mike Gatting.

But he was denied the chance of a sixth wicket when Best attempted to hit Shabbir over the covers and found the waiting hands of Shahid Afridi.

It was the final act of a highly satisfactory tour for Pakistan, whose defeat in the first Test, was the only blemish on their record.

They won the one-day series 3-0 and would undoubtedly have been more competitive in Barbados but for the absence of three key batsmen, skipper Inzamam, Yousuf Youhana and Shoaib Malik.

Inzamam and Shoaib returned for the second game and the former's 117 not out in the second innings was a crucial innings for his side as they achieved their first Test win in the Caribbean since 1988.

Former West Indies skipper Brian Lara was named Player of the Series after scoring centuries in both games.




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