ABU DHABI, Oct 22: West Indies lost two late wickets to hand the initiative to Pakistan on the second day of the second Test here today.
West Indies had defied Pakistan�s bowlers well until the 44th over with the score 106 for 2, but they then lost Marlon Samuels (30) and Kraigg Brathwaite (21) in the space of three balls without adding any further runs.
Nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo and Jermaine Blackwood were yet to score as West Indies trail Pakistan�s first innings total of 452 by 346 runs with six wickets intact.
Darren Bravo, who made 87 and 116 in the first Test in Dubai, made an attractive 43 but his dismissal left Pakistan in a dominant position.
A late collapse hit the West Indies hard as Samuels edged fast bowler Rahat Ali to slip before Brathwaite was run out by Misbah-ul-Haq�s throw after setting off for a quick single.
Bravo, who opened the innings after Brathwaite was off the field when Pakistan were batting and could not come in at the start, helped the tourists reach 27 without loss at the tea interval.
But in the third over after tea Rahat gave Pakistan the breakthrough when he trapped Leon Johnson leg-before for 12.
Bravo and Brathwaite took the score to 65 before drama unfolded involving English umpire Michael Gough as two of his decisions were overturned on referral.
Earlier, Pakistan skipper Misbah missed out on his 11th Test century by just four runs, but Sarfraz Ahmed (56) and Mohammad Nawaz (25) added 70 for the seventh wicket to ensure Pakistan crossed the 450-mark.
Pakistan 1st innings (overnight 304 for 4): Sami Aslam b Bishoo 6, Azhar Ali b Gabriel 0, Asad Shafiq b Gabriel 68, Younis Khan c Chase b Brathwaite 127, Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Gabriel 96, Yasir Shah c Bishoo b Holder 23, Sarfraz Ahmed b Gabriel 56, Mohammad Nawaz b Holder 25, Sohail Khan c Johnson b Holder 26, Zulfiqar Babar c Hope b Gabriel 0, Rahat Ali not out 0. Extras: (B-1, LB-15, NB-9) 25. Total: (all out; 119.1 overs) 452. Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-42, 3-129, 4-304, 5-332, 6-342, 7-412, 8-430, 9-452. Bowling: Gabriel 23.1-1-96-5, Cummins 20-1-65-0, Holder 22-8-47-3, Bishoo 26-0-112-1, Chase 19-1-80-0, Brathwaite 9-0-36-1.
West Indies 1st innings: L Johnson lbw b Rahat 12, D Bravo lbw b Shah 43, K Brathwaite run out 21, M Samuels c Aslam b Rahat 30, D Bishoo not out 0, J Blackwood not out 0. Extras: 0. Total: (for four wkts; 45 overs) 106. Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-65, 3-106, 4-106. Bowling: Rahat 12-6-31-2, Sohail 9-3-16-0, Babar 11-1-29-0, Shafiq 1-0-2-0, Shah 12-5-28-1. � AFP