Yasir Shah will be the key for Pakistan bowling here in Dubai. He already has taken two wickets in the match. Pakistan bowling looks far more decent than the West Indies. The important thing is that Yasir is not getting much turn.
This is where Pakistan is ahead of the visitors. They know the areas where they need to bowl on these tracks. This is a fact that Pakistan has played a lot of test games here in the UAE. They play their home series here on these tracks and this practice is going on for the last 6 years.
Pakistan did well with the bat in the first innings. They have hit a huge total here. 579 runs in a test game is not a low total. With the bowling line Pakistan has, they can easily get West Indies out twice in this score.If West Indies wants to save this game then they will have to bat out of their skins. Mohammad Amir is currently operating against Marlon Samuels here. Mohammad Amir’s wife Narjis is also sitting in the ground. She is currently in Dubai spending time with husband Mohammad Amir.
Quite an extraordinary series of events here. The moment the camera panned on Narjis, Mohammad Amir produced an edge but that did not get to the slips. This was a healthy edge but the slowness of the wicket did not let the ball get to the slips.On some other wicket it might have gone on to the slip fielder’s hand. Mohammad Amir is bowling decently here. He is maintaining a good line and length. Amir is just unlucky that he is not picking up wickets in the longer version of the game.
Pakistan and West Indies both are in for another day of test cricket here at Dubai. This 400thtest match for Pakistan has produced a lot for the home side. Azhar Ali is at the top of the performances given by Pakistan so far.
Azhar Ali completed his triple ton last night. For three days he batted and batted. Azhar came out as an opener in this test game. This is the position on which he bats in ODI cricket and not tests. In the longer version he bats at number three.