Photo: West Indies captain Jason Holder plays a shot through the onside during his inningg of 30 not out in the first innings of the firts Test against Pakistan in the Brighto Paints presents the Q Mobile Cup Series being played at Sabina Park,
Pakistan held the advantage over the West Indies after day one of the first Test in the Brighto Paints presents the Q Mobile Cup Series, being played at Sabina Park, after they reduced the home team to 244/7 at stumps on a day when only 81 overs were possible due to bad light.
Photo: West Idies Test captain Jason Holder
Jamaica’s most historic international cricket ground, Sabina Park, will host its 50th Test match today when the West Indies takes on Pakistan in the first of a three match Test Series beginning at 10am.
Two other Test venues in the region have reached that milestone, The Kensington Oval in Barbados and the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago.
The group stage is now finished and following some well contested matches with some upsets and happy results for some teams and their players. The quarterfinals of the ICC Cricket World Cup is set to get underway this week with four very good match ups.
The most highly anticipated is the Sri Lanka vs South Africa clash. This is expected to be a thrilling contest between two inform teams, playing some very attractive cricket.
West Indies made it to the quarter-finals of the 2015 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup following a routine victory over the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Leaving it for the last game of the group stage they also had to wait on the result of the Pakistan and Ireland game before they were sure that they were advancing beyond the group stages.
West Indies all round performance was too hot for Pakistan to handle in the last 14 overs of their innings at bat and the first four in the field. Having stumbled to 167 for 3 in 36 overs with one batsman retired hurt and set to miss the next two matches, they took 143 runs off the last 11 overs.
The openers failed to give the Caribbean men a good start and it was up to the other batsmen to come good and they did, chipping in with some much needed runs the urgency they showed getting the.