Pakistan are playing their first Day and Night pink ball match against West Indies in their 400th Test match. Regardless of accumulating a mammoth 579 score in the opening innings, they are on brink of losing the match after Devendra Bishoo’s eight wicket haul at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Following is the stats analysis from the fourth day of Pakistan-West Indies opening Test.
Bishoo jolted down a spectacular 8 for 49 in the match which is the best bowling figures in Asia by a tourist bowler. The last best figure was recorded by Lance Klausener who notched up 8 for 64 against India at Eden Gardens 20 years ago.
Amongst the Caribbean side, Andy Robert’s 7 for 64 in Chennai was the best. Mustering it further, Bishoo registered the best bowling figures in United Arab Emirates. He overtook SaeedAjmal’s 7 for 55 against England who recorded it four years ago.
Overall, only four players notched up better bowling figures than Bishoo in the longer format of the game. Anil Kumble’s 10 for 74 against their arch-rivals Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla 17 years ago tops the chart. Abdul Qadir’s 9 for 56 come in the second place of this prestigious chart. Third is occupied by Subhash who jolted down 9 for 102. In the fourth spot, Arthur Mailey impressive figures of 9 for 121 resides.
The star leg-spinner Yasir Shah became the fastest person to record 100 Test scalps from Asia. He required just 17 Tests to reach this spot whereas Ravichandran Ashwin achieved the feat in 18 Tests.
Overall, only George Lohmann picked up 100 wickets from 16 Tests and is the fastest player to do so. Yasir has joined the likes of ClarrieGrimmett, Charlie Turner and Sydney Barnes who have all grabbed 100 wickets from 17 Tests. Amongst the Men in Greens, SaeedAjmal achieved the accolade from 19 Test matches and was the fastest prior to Yasir’s accomplishment.
Pakistan were totalled at 123 in the second Test after pilling up 579 in the opening innings. The difference of 456 from two innings is the fifth highest in the cricket world. The highest difference of 551 is also jolted by Pakistan against the same opponents in Bridgetown in 1958. They managed 106 runs in the first innings and they racked up 657 for 8 in the second.
The fourth day saw 16 dismissals which is the joint highest number of wickets lost in a day in United Arab Emirates. During the Pakistan – England Test series in 2011-12, the final day Abu Dhabi and the opening day of Dubai Test from the same series saw losing of 16 wickets.
Pakistan saw a middle and lower order collapse in the Dubai Test. They were standing at 77 for 2 before getting totalled at 123. Only 46 runs were added from the last seven players which is the lowest for them in any innings at United Arab Emirates.
Azhar Ali was dismissed at 2 in the second innings after hammering triple ton in the first. The difference of 300 runs is the third highest for any batsman in the longer format. The highest difference holder of 320 runs is also from a Pakistani player. Hanif Mohammad was dismissed at 17 before smashing 337 runs in the second.