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Last Updated: Saturday, 4 June, 2005, 23:01 GMT 00:01 UK
Lara shines in West Indies reply
Second Test, Jamaica, day two (stumps): Pakistan 374 v West Indies 275-4

Core Collymore
Collymore's figures did not quite match his 7-57 against Sri Lanka

Brian Lara hit his second century in successive Tests as West Indies made a positive response to Pakistan's 374 all out on day two in Jamaica.

Lara was 125 not out as the home side closed on 275-4, having lost Shivnarine Chanderpaul to the final ball.

He hit two sixes and 16 fours in an innings which was almost as good as his 130 in the first Test.

Earlier, Corey Collymore took 7-78 as Pakistan added just 38 to their overnight 336-6.

But the wicket of Chanderpaul, who was deceived by Danish Kaneria's googly and caught behind for 28, gave them renewed hope of squaring the series.

The morning began badly for Pakistan as Collymore added the wickets of Abdul Razzaq, Shabbir Ahmed and Kaneria to the four he picked up on the opening day.

Rana Naved retired hurt after being struck on the arm by a rising ball from Daren Powell but returned at the fall of the ninth wicket.

The batsman dismissed was keeper Kamran Akmal, who was denied a half-century when he was lbw to Powell for 49 after an aggressive knock which featured 10 fours.

LARA'S TEST CENTURIES
8 v Australia
Highest score 277 (1993)
7 v England
Highest score 400no (2004)
5 v Sri Lanka
Highest score 221 (2001)
4 v South Africa
Highest score 202 (2003)
1 v Bangladesh
Highest score 120 (2004)
1 v India
Highest score 103 (1997)
1 v New Zealand
Highest score 147 (1995)
2 v Pakistan
Highest score 130 (2005)
1 v Zimbabwe
Highest score 191 (2003)

And Naved was left on seven not out when Collymore made short work of last man Kaneria, who was bowled for six.

Naved then took the new ball for Pakistan but was withdrawn from the attack after conceding 22 from his first two overs.

Skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq turned to Razzaq and the all-rounder made the breakthrough when Chris Gayle was caught behind for 33.

West Indies were 59-1 at lunch and that was still their total when Razzaq bowled unlucky Devon Smith (25) with a delivery which kept very low.

Lara came out to join Ramnaresh Sarwan and they were soon putting away bad balls which came their way to accelerate the scoring rate.

Leg-spinner Kaneria found plenty of turn but Lara's response was to hit him for two successive sixes, the first of which soared onto the roof of a marquee positioned several yards behind the long-on boundary.

Sarwan was content to play second fiddle and took 126 balls to reach his fifty.

But their 146-run partnership came to an end soon after when he was caught by Kaneria off Shabbir.

Lara continued on in the company of Chanderpaul, reaching his 30th Test century - his third at Sabina Park - in the final session.


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

Pakistan: Shoaib Malik, Yasir Hameed, Inzamam-ul-Haq (capt), Younis Khan, Asim Kamal, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Kamran Akmal (wkt), Naved-ul-Hasan, Shabbir Ahmed, Danish Kaneria.


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