Azhar Ali 302 not out! – WI chasing mammoth Pakistan first innings

first_img SHARP CATCH DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP): Opening batsman Azhar Ali razed the West Indies bowling with a triple century in Pakistan’s mammoth first innings score of 579 for three declared on the second day of the day-night Test yesterday. Azhar reached 302 off 469 balls after dinner with his 23rd boundary when captain Misbah-ul-Haq declared and ended a below-par 11-hour effort by the West Indies in the field. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah removed Leon Johnson in his second over as West Indies went to stumps at 69-1 and still trail Pakistan by 510 runs. Azhar admirably adjusted to the pink ball – used in a Test match for only the second time – and faltered once when he was dropped on 190 late in the first session. Resuming at overnight 279-1, Azhar swelled Pakistan total by featuring in two century stands with debutant Babar Azam (69) and Asad Shafiq (67). Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo (2-125) dismissed both Azam and Shafiq, but was also guilty of bowling too many short deliveries on a flat wicket. Captain Jason Holder missed an opportunity in the very first over of the day when he didn’t go for a leg before wicket referral against Shafiq, as replays showed Shannon Gabriel’s inswinger would have hit the top of middle stump. Shafiq went on to contribute 137 runs with Azhar for the second wicket, until Bishoo held on to a sharp catch off his own bowling to dismiss Shafiq. Azam carried his brilliant run of form from the preceding one-day series in which he scored three successive centuries against the West Indies and was unruffled by either the seamers or spinners. Azhar raised his double century with successive boundaries off Gabriel in the first over after tea and then celebrated the feat in his 50th Test with nine press-ups before bowing down and kissing the turf. Together with Azhar, Azam contributed a further 165 runs with an impressive run rate of 4.8 against a ragged West Indies bowling before Azam was caught in the covers. But Azhar continued to dominate the West Indies bowling and showed brilliant fitness with his running between the wickets in sapping humid conditions. Misbah (29 not out) then showed the intent of declaration with a quickfire half century-stand before Azhar carressed the part-time spinner Blackwood through the off side for a boundary and became only the fourth Pakistani batsman to score a triple century in Test matches. Late Hanif Mohammad, current chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and Younis Khan are the other Pakistanis who have scored triple centuries in Test matches. SCOREBOARD PAKISTAN 1st Innings (overnight 279 for one) Sami Aslam b Chase 90 Azhar Ali not out 302 Asad Shafiq c & b Bishoo 67 Babar Azam c Holder b Bishoo 69 *Misbah-ul-Haq not out 19 Extras (b1, lb9, w1, nb11) 22 Total (3 wkts decl., 155.3 overs) 579 Did not bat: +Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan. Fall of wickets: 1-215 (Sami Aslam), 2-352 (Asad Shafiq), 3-517 (Babar Azam) Bowling: Gabriel 22-3-99-0 (nb10), Cummins 25-2-99-0 (w1), Holder 25-4-73-0, Brathwaite 14-2-56-0, Bishoo 35-4-125-2, Chase 33-2-109-1, Blackwood 1.3-0-8-0. WEST INDIES 1st Innings K. Brathwaite not out 32 L. Johnson lbw b Yasir Shah 15 D. Bravo not out 14 Extras (b8) 8 Total (1 wkt, 22 overs) 69 To bat: M Samuels, J Blackwood, R Chase, +S Dowrich, *J Holder, D Bishoo, M Cummins, S Gabriel. Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Johnson). Bowling: Mohammed Amir 5-0-13-0, Sohail Khan 4-0-14-0, Yasir Shah 7-3-13-1, Wahab Riaz 4-0-17-0, Mohammed Nawaz 2-1-4-0. Position: West Indies trail by 510 runs with nine first innings wickets intact. Toss: Pakistan. Umpires: R Illingworth, P Reiffel; TV: M Gough.last_img read more

High School Scoreboard 9/15

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 FOOTBALL NONLEAGUE Tonight’s games San Gabriel at Westminster, 7 p.m. Glendale Hoover at South Pasadena, 7 p.m. Friday’s Games Alhambra at Temple City, 7 p.m. Blair at Keppel, 7 p.m. Bloomington at Muir, 7 p.m. Monrovia at West Covina, 7 p.m. Crescenta Valley at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m. Baldwin Park at Rosemead, 7 p.m. Centennial Compton at Arcadia, 7 p.m. La Canada at Glendale, 7 p.m. Pasadena vs. Saugus at College of the Canyons, 7:30 p.m. Glendale Hoover at South Pasadena, 7 p.m. Pasadena Poly vs. Marshall at PCC, 7 p.m. Gabrielino at Duarte, 7 p.m. Western Christian at Rio Hondo Prep, 7 p.m. Workman vs. Bosco Tech at St. Mathias HS, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games San Marino at La Salle, 1:30 p.m. Maranatha vs. Flintridge Prep at Temple City, 7 p.m. BOYS CROSS COUNTRY PHIL RYAN INVITATIONAL 1. San Marino, 2. Valencia, 3. Alhambra, 4. San Gabriel, 5. Cornerstone At Lacy Park Top individuals: 1. Jeff Reyhua (Alhambra), 2. Toby Morris (SM), 3. Michael Davis (SM), 4. Jarrod Nicholson (V), 5. Andrew Longhini (V). GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY PHIL RYAN INVITATIONAL 1. Arcadia, 2.Flintridge Prep, 3.Valencia 4. San Marino, 5. Alhambra At Lacy Park Top individuals: 1. Johanne Boulat (Arc), 2. Megan McDaniel (V), 3. Sarah Mattison (Arc), 4. Katheryn Iwata (FP), 5. Danielle LaBrie (Arc). GIRLS TENNIS NONLEAGUE La Canada 11, Pasadena Poly 7 At PCC Singles: La Canada — Kelley Fox 2-1, Erica Lee 2-1, Lacey Miyazaki 1-2. Pasadena Poly — Tshmea Nash 3-0, Claire Lis 1-2, Jacqui Gurevitch 0-3. Doubles: La Canada — Lindsay Van Amring-Valerie Chen 3-0, Jenny Lee-Anika Mutaah 2-1, Diana Kim-Becky Manukian 1-2. Pasadena Poly — Jamie Quinn-Jessica Tsai 0-3, Eliza Walper-Amy Lifland 2-1, Leslie Brian-Jamie Morrison 1-2. Records: La Canada 3-0; Pasadena Poly 1-2. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL NONLEAGUE At San Marino HS Bishop Amat def. San Marino 25-18, 25-13, 26-24. Record: San Marino 1-2. GAHR TOURNAMENT At Mayfair HS Maranatha def. Mayfair 25-16, 25-22, 25-20. Record: Maranatha 3-3. Notes: Teanna Robinson (Mar) 10 kills; Nikki Romani (Mar) 5 aces. At Alverno Westridge def. Alverno 25-14, 25-21, 25-12. Records: Westridge 8-0; Alverno 1-2. Notes: Kelly McCall (W) 7 kills, 3 aces. last_img read more