Cricket: W Indies stay in control: Tony Cozier reports from Bridgetown, Barbados

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A TEST series supposedly between the game's two strongest teams and billed as for the unofficial world championship has disappointingly developed into a one-sided contest.

The Pakistanis have been traumatised in the past fortnight by the drugs charges against Akram and three of his players, and following their defeat by 204 runs in the first Test in Port of Spain last Sunday, Pakistan were obviously not ready to stage a revival here.

They bowled abominably after sending the West Indies in, conceded a total of 455 and limped to 131 for 5 in reply when fading light ended the second day yesterday.

(Second day: Pakistan won toss)

(Overnight: 351 for 4)

WEST INDIES - First Innings

D L Haynes b Nazir. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 .125

P V Simmons c Moin Khan b Ata-ur-Rehman. . . . . . . 87

*R B Richardson lbw b Younis. . . . . . . . . . . . .31

B C Lara c Moin Khan b Ata-ur-Rehman. . . . . . . . .51

K L T Arthurton b Akram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

C L Hooper c Moin Khan b Younis. . . . . . . . . . . 15

J R Murray st Moin Khan b Sohail. . . . . . . . . . .35

I R Bishop not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Extras (b1 lb1 nb25 w2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Total (for 7). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440

Fall: 1-122 2-200 3-303 4-337 5-363 6-426 7-440.

To bat: W K M Benjamin, C E L Ambrose, C A Walsh.

Bowling (to date): Akram 32-2-95-1; Younis 24-2-122-2; Nazir 18-0-74-1; Ata-ur-Rehman 21-1-103-2; Mujtaba 3-0-30-0; Sohail 3 2-0-14-1

PAKISTAN - First Innings

Aamir Sohail c Murray b Ambrose. . . . . . . . . . . 10

Ramiz Raja c Haynes b Ambrise. . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Asif Mujtaba c Richardson b Walsh. . . . . . . . . . 13

Javed Miandad c Richardson b Benjamin. . . . . . . . 22

Inzamam-ul-Haq lbw b Bishop. . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Basit Ali not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

* Wasim Akram not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Extras (nb6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Total (for 5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131

Fall: 1-12 2-31 3-62 4-79 5-109.

To bat: Moin Khan, Waqar Younis, Ata-ur-Rehman, Aamir Nazir.

Bowling (to date): Ambrose 11-4-24-2; Bishop 11- 2-37-1 (nb 4); Benjamin 11.3-2-37-1 (nb 2); Walsh 7-1-26-1; Hooper 1-0-6-0.

Umpires: H D Bird and L A Barker.

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