Yasir Shah took six wickets to steer Pakistan to a 133-run win over the West Indies in the second Test in Abu Dhabi, securing a series win with one game to play.
Leg spinner Yasir finished with figures of 6-124 and claimed a second Test 10-wicket haul as the West Indies were bowled out for 322 just before tea on the final day.
Despite the Windies producing a spirited performance in the second innings, they were eventually bowled out after chasing an improbable 456, an hour and 15 minutes after lunch.
Yasir took all three wickets that fell in the morning session, teasing out Roston Chase in the tenth over of the morning and using the second new ball to dismiss Jermaine Blackwood, who fell five short of a hundred, and Jason Holder. Shai Hope and Devendra Bishoo made Pakistan wait with an eighth-wicket stand of 45, before Yasir and Zulfiqar Babar took out the last three wickets in the space of four overs.
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Pakistan seal series victory
Left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar (2-51) claimed the wickets of both to finish the match and claim a series win, with Yasir earning his 10-for for the match in between by bowling Miguel Cummins for a duck.
Pakistan now have an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series having won the first Test – a day-night game – by 56 runs in Dubai. The third and final Test will be played in Sharjah from Sunday, October 30.
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