It was amazing in this match that the player of the losing team was awarded the man of the match.
Pakistan Cricket Scoff
Two Legends. Who had the last 7 balls left of the match and his career? The embarrassment seemed almost certain. The last 7 balls of the series, match, and this last match of his career were to be bowled. If the opposition batsmen had played these 7 balls for no loss, the match would have been drawn and the Pakistan Cricket (PCB) would have once again come down to the ground because they could not win despite being in a winning position. But nothing like that happened and in these remaining 7 balls came a special ball that saved Pakistan Cricket’s life, gave him the gift of a historic series win, and farewell to Yunus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq from victory. In 2017, this very exciting match was played on this day i.e. 14th May.
Actually, there are not many cricketers in the world who get such exciting and breath-taking farewells in their careers. But the same happened with Younus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq in the third Test of the series played in Rosieu between Pakistan and West Indies. In this match, Pakistan had completely dominated. Pakistan scored 376 runs in the first innings. Among them, opener Azhar Ali played brilliant innings of 127 runs, Babar Azam contributed 55 and captain Misbah-ul-Haq contributed 59 runs. 51 runs came off the wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed’s bat. Roston Chase took four wickets for the Windies. In response, the West Indies team was reduced to 247 runs. Roston Chase, the hero of the ball, scored the most 69 runs with the bat.
Chase stood for 101 runs off 229 balls
Pakistan declared the second innings for 174 runs losing 8 wickets and gave the target of 304 runs to West Indies to win. The match was now in the last moments of the fifth day. The West Indies team had lost nine wickets and there were only 7 balls left to finish the day’s play. At one end, Roston Chase had scored 101 runs off 229 balls while Shannon Gabriel was on the last ball of the second last over. Shannon had scored 4 runs off 21 balls so far. All they had to do was play this last ball carefully so that the last over of the day Roston would play the chase and draw the match. But Yasir Shah’s off-stump off the full ball, fast bowling, Shannon bowled. And with this, the match leading to the draw went into the possession of Pakistan. The three-match series was made history by Pakistan 2-1. The first test in Bridgetown was done by Pakistan by 7 wickets, with both Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq scoring half-centuries.