Kingston [Jamaica], August 16 (ANI): Kemar Roach's resilience and grit helped West Indies walk away with a one-wicket victory over Pakistan in the first Test of the two-match series here at Sabina Park on Sunday.
With this win, Windies have gone 1-0 up in the series and have added crucial points in the World Test Championship (WTC) standings.
Chasing 168 for the win on Day 4, Windies lost its first three wickets with just 16 runs on the board as Kraigg Brathwaite (2), Kieran Powell (4), and Nkrumah Bonner (5) departed cheaply. Roston Chase and Jermaine Blackwood then provided resistance as the duo put on 68 runs for the fourth wicket.
Faheem Ashraf then one again triggered the collapse for West Indies and the hosts were reduced to 142/8, still needing 26 runs for the win.
However, in the end, Roach held his own and he helped Windies register an one-wicket victory.
Earlier on Day 4, Pakistan was bundled out for 203 as Jayden Seales took his maiden fifer in Test cricket. Babar Azam top-scored for Pakistan as he played a knock of 55 runs.
Brief Scores: Pakistan 217 and 203; West Indies 253 and 168/9 (Jermaine Blackwood 55, Kemar Roach 30*, Shaheen Afridi 4-50). (ANI)