In a nerve-wracking Test match, West Indies defeated Pakistan by one wicket in the first game played at Sabina Park Jamaica.
Chasing 168 for victory, Kemar Roach hit the winning runs late on the fourth day as the veteran seam bowler ended undefeated on 30.
“I just stayed positive and was just trying to take on every ball as it came,” said 34-year-old Roach. “I was just trying to pick the gaps and run hard. Just believing and backing myself.”
Shaheen provided a perfect start from Pakistan as he removes top three West Indies batters, including Captain Kraigg Brathwaite.
The hosts put up a great show Jermaine Blackwood taking the charge and scoring fifty. He added 66 for fourth wicket with Roston Chase (22). West Indies lost four wickets for 20 runs before team courtesy double-strikes by Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali. Faheem removed Chase and Kyle Mayers (0) while Hasan dismissed Blackwood (55) and Holder (16).
After tea, keeper Joshua da Silva and pacer Kemar Roach put up a fight, adding 28 runs. Silva was dismissed by Shaheen with the hosts still needing 26 more.
Mohammad Rizwan produced a spectacular catch as Jomel Warrican tried to hook Hasan’s short ball. Meanwhile, Roach continued to chip in singles with the 19-year-old Seales. The duo guided West Indies to an emphatic one-wicket win.
For Pakistan, Shaheen Shah bagged four wickets for 59 while Hasan Ali took three. Faheem Ashraf picked two wickets. The second Test will commence from August 20 at the same venue.