KINGSTON: West Indies seam bowlers Jason Holder and Jayden Seales took three-wicket each to restrict Pakistan to 217 on the opening day of the first Test at Sabin Park here, but fast bowler Mohammad Abbas grabbed two wickets off successive deliveries in the day's penultimate over to reduce the hosts to 2/2.
Sent in to bat, Pakistan were dismissed for 217, half-hour before the scheduled close, with Fawad Alam top-scoring with 56 and Faheem Ashraf chipping in with 44. Captain Babar Azam struck 30 and Mohammad Rizwan 23, but Pakistan lost their last five wickets for 31 runs in quick time.
Holder picked up two of those wickets to end with 3/26 while the 19-year-old Seales, in only his third Test, claimed 3/70. Veteran seamer Kemar Roach made early inroads with 2/47. The hosts lost the wicket of Roston Chase (21) in the first session of the second day. They were 81 for 3 in 30 overs at lunch of Day two. Kraigg Brathwaite was batting at 35.
Brief scores: Pakistan 1st inn 217 in 70.3 overs (B Azam 30, F Alam 56, F Ashraf 44; K Roach 2/47, J Seales 3/70, J Holder 3/26) vs West Indies 83/3 in 30 overs. IANS