1st Test: Yasir Shah spins Pakistan to victory over West Indies

first_imgYasir Shah proved Pakistan’s match-winner as they ended a six-Test losing streak to beat West Indies by seven wickets in the first Test in Jamaica on Tuesday. (Scorecard)Leg-spinner Yasir picked up six for 63 as West Indies were dismissed for just 152 in their second innings after resuming on 93 for four on the final day at Sabina Park in Kingston.Pakistan, needing only 32 to win in their second innings, made heavy weather of the formalities, losing three quick wickets before captain Misbah-ul-Haq clinched victory in style with consecutive sixes off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.Misbah was rewarded for his bold decision to bowl first after winning the toss last Friday.Though West Indies made what appeared a respectable 286 in their first innings, it did not prove enough once Pakistan compiled 407 and a familiar second innings collapse left them pondering another home defeat.The Caribbean team have also now gone seven Tests at home without a win.”The bowlers did well, especially (Mohammad) Amir in the first innings and Yasir, especially in the second innings getting six on a still battable pitch,” Misbah said in an on-field interview.The 42-year-old Misbah also added that he had no plans to reconsider his decision to retire after the current series.”I have always said if you are not enjoying, you need to go. I am not the kind of person who lingers on. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the boys.”It was a match of fine individual Pakistan performances, with fast bowler Amir taking 6-44 in the first innings, his best return since 2010, while Yasir was similarly impressive in the second innings, picking up the man of the match award.advertisementYounis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman to reach 10,000 career Test runs, while Misbah had the dubious honour of being the first from his nation to be stranded on 99 not out.West Indies captain Jason Holder, not for the first time of late, admitted his team had been outplayed.”Not enough runs in the first innings,” he said. “Lost early wickets again in the second innings. Yasir Shah did bowl well, but we could have batted a lot better.”Holder, however, said he retained full confidence in his team.One bright spot for him was the performance of Kieran Powell, who scored 33 and 49 in his first Test in nearly three years.last_img read more

Vancouver police search for man who pushed victim into traffic during assault

first_imgVANCOUVER – Vancouver police are appealing for help as they investigate a strange assault where a man was seriously injured when he was pushed into the path of an oncoming vehicle.Police say it happened on East Hastings Street on the night of July 15 after two men stopped to check on the well-being of a woman who appeared intoxicated.The woman assured them she was fine but police say in a news release that the men were confronted moments later by an agitated man who had been walking behind the woman.Police say in a news release the man pushed a 37-year-old Surrey man into the street, where he was hit and seriously injured by a sport utility vehicle.The driver of the vehicle pulled over and other witnesses tried to hold the suspect for police, but both the man and the woman, believed to be his friend, ran off.Const. Jason Doucette says the victim is still recovering and detectives want to speak to anyone with information about the attack or the suspect, described as in his mid-20s, about 6 feet tall, with a heavy, athletic build.“We have obtained dash-cam video from the SUV involved in the collision,” Doucette says in the release.“We are asking the suspect to turn himself in, but if he doesn’t, we are confident that someone will come forward to identity him and his friend.”A composite drawing issued by investigators shows the suspect has short dark hair, dark facial stubble and police say he was wearing a black crew-neck T-shirt and dark shorts.The woman is described as Asian, 20 to 25 years old, with a slim build, medium length black hair and she was wearing a white tank top or a sun dress.last_img read more