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Extreme heat takes a toll as Pakistan fight in Jamaica

Three players were forced to leave the field on a sweltering opening day of the second Test between the West Indies and Pakistan as the visitors recovered from losing three wickets inside the opening four overs.

Captain Babar Azam and the in-form Fawad Alam led a fightback to help Pakistan recover to 4-212 at the close of play, with the hosts leading the series after winning the first Test by one wicket.

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The pair put together a 158-run partnership to drag their side back after the opening three batsmen were removed for only two runs in 23 balls in a torrid start at Sabina Park in Jamaica.

Abid Ali nicked the third ball of the day to second slip, Azhar Ali was caught behind without scoring and Imran Butt was out after a review as Pakistan floundered at 3-2, vindicating the West Indies’ decision to put them in to bat after…

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