First test match-West Indies defeated Pakistan in a thriller

 Fast bowlers Kemar Roach and jayden Seales  were the heroes for West indies in a nail bitter

West Indies defeated Pakistan in the first test at Jamaica in a nail bitter. Pakistan fight to the end but West Indies held their nerve as tail enders Kemar Roach and Jayden Seales guided them to a thrilling one-wicket win over Pakistan in the first Test in Jamaica . The 14 wickets fell on the fourth day of a test match which was dominated by fast bowlers.

Roach scored 30 and Seales two in an unbeaten 17-run partnership as the home side reached their target of 168 for the loss of nine wickets after the West Indies had bowled Pakistan out for 203 in their second innings, with Seales taking 5-55.

19-year-old young fast bowler Seales became the youngest West Indian to get a Test match five-wicket haul, beating Alf Valentine's 71-year-old record, as he rolled over Pakistan's lower order after they resumed at 160-5.

Fortunes ebbed and flowed dramatically throughout the fourth day with 14 wickets falling before Roach stroked the winning runs through the covers.

The West Indies looked to have little chance when they lost their last recognised batsman Joshua da Silva with 26 runs still required and two wickets left, but Roach took up the challenge with a confident batting display.

It was never going to be an easy chase after Shaheen Shah Afridi removed the Windies' top three batsmen cheaply to leave the home side reeling at 16-3 before a 68-run fourth wicket partnership between Roston Chase and Jermaine Blackwood offered them hope.

The match continued to fluctuate in the evening session with three dropped catches contributing to Pakistan's failure to wrap up the tail.

Roach took the first wicket of the morning, and then Mayers snagged that of Captain Babar Azam, who top-scored with 55, before Seales wrapped up the remaining three wickets.

The second and final Test is also behind closed doors at Sabina Park, Kingston starting on Friday.

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