Evenly poised!

-First test set for enthralling climax with Pakistan needing another

Pacer Ravi Rampaul made early inroads in the Pakistan lineup yesterday. Orlando Charles photo)

139 runs while the West Indies needs seven more wickets By Marlon Munroe The see-saw battle of the first Digicel Test match over the past three days is winding down to an enthralling climax after Pakistan recovered yesterday from early trouble to put the West Indies in a spot of bother with an enterprising fourth wicket partnership.

Spin treat!

- Spinners Seeed Amjal and Devendra Bishoo revel in favourable conditions at Providence


Over three days of a tense, gripping, low-scoring opening Test, played out on a sub-standard surface, the West Indies have disregarded the preceding bickering and back-biting, the carping over the captaincy and the debated departures for the Indian Premier League (IPL), the politicking and the talk of Dudus and Dons, to diligently battle their way into a strong position.

Deccan prevail in low-scoring upset

Amit Mishra struck Munaf Patel, left, for four successive boundaries in one over to take Deccan to 135.

For 19 overs Deccan Chargers, out of the competition already, seemed to be going through the motions. In the 20th, they came to life through Amit Mishra’s four successive boundaries off his India team-mate Munaf Patel.