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Last Updated: Friday, 27 May, 2005, 22:00 GMT 23:00 UK
West Indies press home advantage
First Test, Barbados, day two: West Indies 345 & 168-4 Pakistan 144

Fidel Edwards
Fidel Edwards shone on Friday

West Indies tightened their grip on the first Test against Pakistan after choosing not to enforce the follow-on.

The hosts ended day two 369 runs ahead after skittling their visitors for just 144 runs in 43.3 overs as Fidel Edwards took 5-38 in Barbados.

That left West Indies 201 in front and opener Chris Gayle belted 50 runs off 57 balls to quickly add to that lead.

Gayle fell to Danish Kaneira and Brian Lara was out for 48, as Shivnarine Chanderpaul remained unbeaten on 37.

Edwards set the tone, removing Shahid Afridi with the third ball of the day and then bowling Yasir Hameed for 12.

He also removed captain Younis Khan for 31, which proved to be the best individual score for Pakistan.

West Indies totalled 345 in their first innings on the opening day Lara pillaging his 29th Test century.

And their wish for early wickets came true immediately when Afridi, having top-edged an attempted hook for four to take his score to 16, was undone.

Wickets continued to fall at regular interval with Salman Butt (27) paying the price for driving at a ball without moving his feet and falling caught behind off Corey Collymore.

Newcomer Bazid Khan went in identical fashion.

Bazid, whose grandfather Jahangir and father Majid also played Test cricket, hit one boundary but was out when Collymore found the inside edge as he prodded forward.

After opting to give their bowlers some well-earned rest, the West Indies batsmen opened in more assured fashion, Gayle the aggressor as Devon Smith occupied crease time.

Smith fell to Kamran Akmal off the bowling of Abdul Razzaq and Ramnaresh Sarwan and Gayle soon followed.

But trusty Lara knuckled down with Chanderpaul to keep the hosts' momentum going.

Wavell Hinds (14) was the other unbeaten batsman at close of play.


West Indies: S Chanderpaul (capt), C Gayle, D Smith, R Sarwan, B Lara, W Hinds, C Browne (wkt), D Powell, C Collymore, F Edwards, R King.

Pakistan: Younis Khan (capt), Yasir Hameed, Salman Butt, Shahid Afridi, Asim Kamal, Bazid Khan, Abdul Razzaq, Kamran Akmal (wkt), Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Shabbir Ahmed, Danish Kaneria.




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