West Indies A make late inroads after Manzoor ton

Arnos Vale, St Vincet - Opener Khurram Manzoor’s century took Pakistan A to 239 for 7 at the end of the first day’s play of the Second Digicel ‘Test’ against West Indies A at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex.

Manzoor scored 104 off 209 balls and hit 16 fours in his innings which lasted just over five hours. He received support from fellow opener Umair Khan who struck 41 as left arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul topped the bowling charts with 3 for 56 from 24 overs.

Jamaican leg spinner Odean Brown bagged two wickets for 54 runs from 21 overs while there was a wicket apiece for captain David Bernard Jr and Shannon Gabriel who removed Pakistan A captain Faisal Iqbal (5) to a Denesh Ramdin catch.

Pakistan A who won the toss and opted to bat were at one stage coasting at 179 for 1 but slumped to 239 for 7, losing six wickets for 60 runs as the West Indian bowlers struck late in the day after the Pakistani top order bulked on the runs.