Stats Attack from 2nd Test: Pakistan Vs West Indies

Pakistan crumbled West Indies by 133 runs in the second Test at Sheikh Zayed Sports Complex in Abu Dhabi. Following is the stats analysis from the second Test: After wrapping up this series, the Pakistan skipper Misbah Ul Haq improved his winning record to 10. He is now leading amongst the Asian captains for most number of series victories. He overtook Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly who recorded nine wins. Amongst Pakistani captains, Javed Miandad was sitting at the top with eight wins.

The Men in Green registered 5-0 win-loss record from nine matches played in Abu Dhabi. This is also the venue where they jolted their best winning record without enduring any loss. In other grounds in the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan records 6-2 in Dubai and 4-3 in Sharjah.

Pakistan has conquered the opening two Test matches of a series for the first time since 2014. They won both matches of the two-match series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Amongst series of three or more matches, Pakistan overpowered England by winning opening two matches in 2011-2012.

The Caribbean side accumulated 322 runs in the fourth innings which is their best fourth-innings tally against Pakistan. Their previous best was 317 for 2 at Georgetown in 1957-58. Pakistan, on the other hand, faced their fifth-highest fourth innings total and their second highest in UAE.

West Indies stayed on course for 100 or more overs in the fourth innings twice in a series and they have done this four times. In the opening test, the Caribbean side batted for 109 overs whereas in this Test they played 108 overs.

Yasir Shah registered another 10-wicket haul in this match. He has now improved his wicket tally to 112 in the longer format. As a result, he joined George Lohmann and Sydney Barnes who bagged most wickets after their 18 matches. Furthermore, he has also become the second player to record 50 Test scalps in UAE after Saeed Ajmal.

The lad from Swabi has become the seventh player from Pakistan who jolted down two ten-wicket hauls in the calendar year of Test cricket. He stole the show in Lords’ after posting 10 for 141 against England and in this match he recorded 10 for 210.

Shannon Gabriel recorded his best Test figures of 5 for 96 in the opening innings of this Test. His previous best was 3 for 10.

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