PAKISTAN PINK-HOT FAVOURITES IN DAY-NIGHT TEST

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

IN-FORM Pakistan are ready to launch a pink-ball spin as­sault on strug­gling West Indies when they do bat­tle in Asia’s first day-night Test from to­day in Dubai. Pakistan have been on a roll since their 2-2 se­ries draw in Eng­land in Au­gust, which briefly lifted them to No. 1 po­si­tion in world cricket’s Test rank­ings for the first time. Arch-ri­vals In­dia rel­e­gated Pakistan to No. 2 with re­cent vic­tory over New Zealand but Mis­bah-ul-Haq’s men have a prime op­por­tu­nity to close the gap in the three­match se­ries against the West Indies and are strong favourites. Pakistan cap­tain Mis­bah said he was rel­ish­ing the prospect of a day-night Test, with two breaks of 30 min­utes, in what is nom­i­nally a “home” se­ries for Pakistan. “It’s ex­cit­ing be­cause I think the fu­ture be­longs to day-night Tests,” said Mis­bah, whose team will be miss­ing se­nior bats­man You­nis Khan, re­cov­er­ing from dengue fever.

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