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Last Updated: Sunday, 5 June, 2005, 22:59 GMT 23:59 UK
Pakistan dig deep in tight Test
Second Test, Jamaica, day three (stumps): Pakistan 374 and 223-4 v West Indies 404

Inzamam survived being dropped first ball

Captain Inzamam-ul-Haq struck an unbeaten 64 to take Pakistan 193 runs ahead of West Indies on day three of the second Test in Jamaica.

The West Indies, who resumed on 275-4, were bowled out for 404 an hour after lunch with Brian Lara making 153

Opener Shoaib Malik hit 64 and Inzamam made the hosts pay for dropping him first ball.

But Corey Collymore became the first West Indian to take 10 wickets in a match since Courtney Walsh in 2000.

Having dismissed Yasir Hameed (26), Malik and Asim Kamal (0) in the second innings, Collymore should also have picked up Inzamam's wicket when wicket-keeper Courtney Browne dropped a regulation chance.

But Pakistan captain opened up to play some brilliant shots as he raced to 20 with four boundaries.

His 40th career half-century came from just 57 balls with seven fours on a pitch of variable bounce.

The bounce also resulted in the dismissal of Younis Khan for 43, caught and bowled by Chris Gayle.

Browne also put down a difficult leg side chance from Younis when he was on 39 off Gayle.

Lara was earlier supported by Wavell Hinds, who contributed a valuable 63.

Shabbir Ahmed, who took three wickets with the second new ball including Lara and Courtney Brown for a duck in successive deliveries, finished with 4-64 and Shahid Afridi 3-51.

Hinds's resolute innings gave West Indies a lead of 30 runs but this was quickly nullified by Malik and Hameed who got off to a flying start of 66 runs.

Taking advantage of some ordinary bowling they hit nine fours before Collymore had Hameed caught by Hinds at third slip in his second over.

Collymore returned after tea to break a threatening second wicket stand of 53 between Malik and Younis.

He had Malik caught behind for a well made 64 from 79 balls with eight fours and two balls later trapped Kamal.


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