We aim to bowl West Indies out under 150: Mohammad Abbas

Jamaica: Pacer Mohammad Abbas is confident of restricting West Indies under 150 in the first Test at Sabina Park, Kingston.

The 31-year-old Abbas who struck twice late in the day and brought Pakistan back after they were bowled out for 217.

“I was telling myself that we need to score at least 200 runs here on this pitch because when we came here in 2017, the surface behaviour was different than it is now,” Abbas said.

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Abbas believes that they can take lead of 50-60 runs with the bowling attack they have.

“With 217 runs on the scoreboard, I am very confident. Especially, if you see how Shaheen and Hasan have been bowling in the recent past and we also have Faheem who will support us. Hopefully, we will take a lead of 50-60 runs in the first innings today after bowling them out,” he added.

“Due to the grass on the pitch, the batting conditions are difficult. My job is to get wickets with the new ball which is what I have done. Now, we have to show some patience to get the rest of the wickets tomorrow,” he maintained.

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