West Indies vs Pakistan, 1st Test – Pakistan won by 7 wkts

WI 286, 152
PAK 407, 36/3 (10.5 Ovs)

Misbah-ul-Haq: It was tricky. When you are chasing a small target, you want to relax. Pretty satisfied with the win. After tough 6 Test matches, back to winning ways. Tricky weather, won the toss and bowled first. I knew there was only one chance to get them out quickly. However, we knew it was going to be tough batting on the 5th day. Amir and Yasir bowled pretty well. Yasir Shah’s spell was the game changer. This pitch had a lot of moisture, which is why we opted to bowl first and went with three pacers. It is difficult for us to get three pacers and two spinners in the side. I always say if you are not enjoying, there is no point staying. I am still enjoying to go out there and be competitive.
Yasir Shah (Man of the Match): I try to focus on line and length as there is support for the spinners in the second innings. I have worked on my variations so there was no pressure on me. I was concentrating to do well as the previous series had not gone well for me, the way I played in England and then in Australia. I try to perform well in all sort of conditions.
Jason Holder: Not enough runs in the first innings. Could not really get the partnerships going. We needed to get in excess of 300. Obviously we lost early wickets and could not get starts. It was a bit difficult coming into the fifth day pitch and survive Yasir. This stage is tough. We have got to learn, I have full faith in the unit. We need to get better starts. We have not been able to hold our chances on the field. Credit goes to the bowlers for creating those chances. We lost opportunities on the field and had to pay for them.

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