Azhar Ali hits double ton as Pakistan continue to dominate


DUBAI: Pakistan continued to accumulate runs on the second day of the first day-night Test against West Indies as opener Azhar Ali registered second double hundred of his career and first against West Indies.

Ali had lifeline when Jermaine Blackwood dropped a regulation catch off spinner Roston Chase in the slip when the Pakistani opener was batting on 190. Ali was also dropped on 38 by Leon Johsnon off paceman Miguel Cummins yesterday. The lapse further hit the hapless West Indian bowling hard as they found no life out of the pitch and struggled against a formidable Pakistan batting line-up.

With just two wickets down, Pakistan are already closing in on the 500 runs mark with both Babar and Azhar looking in great form. Babar Azam also reached a fifty in his maiden Test match and kept the momentum going for Pakistan.

Earlier Shafiq also reached his 15th half-century with a well-timed boundary off Bishoo before losing out on a big score as he mistimed a straight drive. In all he hit nine boundaries.