‘A new day but the pain only escalates’: Twitter fans express disappointment after Pakistan loses thriller to Windies | Locust
“The West Indies won, in a most remarkable test victory!” Those were the first words of commentator Ian Bishop as the home side sealed an exceptional and thrilling victory over Pakistan in the first test. While it was ecstasy for one team, it was agony for another and Pakistan fans took to Twitter to express pain at the result.
Under Kraigg Brathwaite, the Windies led 1-0 in the series at Sabina Park, Jamaica. While many users praised the team for holding their nerves, some couldn’t believe it.
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Here’s how the world of Twitter reacted to the loss of Pakistan:
It was fast bowling veteran Kemar Roach and his teenage protégé Jayden Seales who combined for a brave final wicket of 17 races to lead the West Indies to a one-wicket victory over Pakistan in the first test of cricket.
Seales earlier took 5-55, his first five-wicket run in testing, as West Indies dismissed Pakistan for 203 in their second inning, a 16-point lead.
The home side then fell to 16-3 before a half-century by Jermaine Blackwood helped them move up to 111-6.
The game was in the balance when Jason Holder pulled out the last ball before the tea break with the West Indies on 114-7, still 54 points from the win.
In an exciting final session in which each set and wicket changed the balance of the match, Roach shared a 28-partnership with Joshua Da Silva before eventually combining with Seales to see the West Indies at home on 168-9.
Roach said his undefeated 30 was the most important round of his career of 66 tests “by far, by far”.
He praised the batting and bowling efforts of Seales, 19, who became the youngest bowler in the West Indies to win five wickets in a test round.
“He’s a star for the future,” Roach said. “Its five wickets say a lot about our cricket.”