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Pakistan record big win over West Indies

Pakistan whip the Windies by nine wickets despite Brian Lara's impressive 33rd Test century on the fourth day of the first Test.

india Updated: Nov 15, 2006 00:20 IST

Pakistan whipped the West Indies by nine wickets on Tuesday despite Brian Lara smashing his 33rd century in Test cricket on the fourth day of the first Test.

Lara made a fluent 122 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul braved dehydration to score a fighting 81 before the West Indies crumbled to 291 for an overall lead of just 12 runs.

Pakistan - which scored 485 in reply to the West Indies first innings score of 206 - lost its opener Mohammad Hafeez (1) before racing to 13-1 in fading light.

Pakistan's second strength fast bowlers Umar Gul (4-99) and Shahid Nazir (3-63) once again shared the bulk of wickets like they did in the first innings and made up for the loss of two key banned fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif.

Gul finished the match with impressive figures of 9-164 and Nazir claimed 6-105.

"Gul and Nazir bowled extremely well in the absence of Akhtar and Asif and I am proud of them," Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq said.

"Yousuf is in form of his life and his innings helped us to build a strong total and put pressure on the West Indies."

The left-handed experienced batting pair of Lara and Chanderpaul featured in a 137-run partnership and defied Pakistan bowlers for 3-1/4 hours with some impressive strokeplay.

First Published: Nov 14, 2006 13:37 IST