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Umar's ton puts Pak in command

Taufeeq Umar completed his fifth career hundred before gifting his wicket just before lunch, leaving Pakistan 320 for four in their second innings — an overall lead of 369 - on the fourth day of the second Test against West Indies on Monday.

cricket Updated: May 24, 2011 01:09 IST
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Taufeeq Umar

Taufeeq Umar completed his fifth career hundred before gifting his wicket just before lunch, leaving Pakistan 320 for four in their second innings — an overall lead of 369 - on the fourth day of the second Test against West Indies on Monday.

Taufeeq was run out for 135, after he and Misbah-ul-Haq, his captain, reinforced the Pakistanis' superiority, batting untroubled through most of the period before the interval to enhance the visitors' chances of a series-levelling victory.

Misbah carved out an unbeaten 85, his second half-century of the series, and was batting with Umar Akmal, not out on seven, at lunch.

Taufeeq and Misbah indulged themselves on a cooperative Warner Park pitch, adding 129 for the fifth wicket, as their opponents employed strangely defensive tactics, and a lackadaisical approach.

Left-hander Taufeeq reached his milestone from 249 balls Pakistan trail 0-1 in the two-Test series. Brief scores: Pak: 272, WI: 223; Pak 2nd Inns 320 for 4( T Umar 135, Misbah-ul-Haq 85 no)

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