Cricket: Mushtaq's wiles rout West Indies

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West Indies 151 and 211

Pakistan 381

Pakistan win by an innings and 19 runs

The West Indies' manager, Clive Lloyd, was severely critical of his team after they suffered their worst-ever defeat against Pakistan in the first Test in Peshawar yesterday.

The leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed recorded career-best match figures of 10 for 106 as the hosts achieved the biggest of their eight wins in 33 Tests against the West Indies by an innings and 19 runs.

"They played below par and batted and fielded very badly," Lloyd said. "I think we should have saved day four at least, but the resilience and application were missing. It was disappointing to lose in four days when there were no terrors in the pitch."

The tourists were bowled out for 211 in their second innings as the wily Mushtaq followed up his 5 for 35 in the first innings with 5 for 71, his third 10-wicket haul in 32 Tests.

Sherwin Campbell offered the only resistance with a resolute innings of 66 as the West Indies lost five wickets in the first session to limp into lunch at 176 for 7. After the interval, needing a further 54 runs to avoid an innings defeat, Mushtaq claimed David Williams (20) and Curtly Ambrose (1), before Wasim Akram (4 for 65) wrapped up the victory by trapping Ian Bishop for 21.

The West Indies captain, Courtney Walsh, said: "We batted badly on the first day and that turned the Test in Pakistan's favour. Even on the fourth day we had a chance to come back and save the Test but the guys did not play well again."

Walsh would not comment on some questionable umpiring decisions in the match. Seven leg before decisions were given against the West Indies, with five in the second innings including Brian Lara (37).

The West Indies dropped seven chances in Pakistan's innings. "The situation could have been different had we fielded well and a team never win after so many lapses," Walsh admitted.

Despite the psychological blow of this defeat, both Lloyd and Walsh agreed the West Indies could fight back.

"We have done so in the past. We came back strongly against Australia and lost 2-3 last year," Lloyd said. "I am told that Pakistan lost two Tests against Sri Lanka after winning the first Test here in 1995. We hope they follow suit."

Fourth day; West Indies won toss

WEST INDIES - First Innings 151 (Mushtaq Ahmed 5-35).

PAKISTAN - First Innings 381 (Inzamam-ul-Haq 92no, Saeed Anwar 65, Ijaz Ahmed 65, Moin Khan 58; C A Walsh 5-78).

WEST INDIES - Second Innings

(Overnight: 99 for 2)

S C Campbell lbw b Wasim Akram 66

* B C Lara lbw b Azhar Mahmood 37

C L Hooper c sub b Mushtaq Ahmed 23

P V Simmons c Wasim b Mushtaq 1

D Williams c Ijaz Ahmed b Mushtaq 20

R N Lewis lbw b Wasim Akram 0

I R Bishop lbw b Wasim Akram 21

C E L Ambrose st Mohammad b Mushtaq 1

C A Walsh not out 6

Extras (b9, lb4, nb7) 20

Total (70.2 overs) 211

Fall (cont): 3-102, 4-145, 5-147, 6-163, 7-167, 8-195, 9-201.

Bowling: Wasim Akram 23.2-5-65-4; Shahid Nazir 7.5-1-27-0; Azhar Mahmood 10.1-3-17-1; Mushtaq Ahmed 23-5-71-5; Arshad Khan 6-2-18-0.

Umpires: D R Shepherd (Eng) and Said Shah (Pak).

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