Windies toil on Day 1 in historic Sabina Test
A partnership of 118 between middle-order batsmen Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich eased the pressure on the West Indies, who got off to a difficult start to the first Test in the three-match series against Pakistan.
At stumps on day one, the Windies totalled 244 for 7, with captain Jason Holder on 30, and Divendra Bishoo, 23, as the current batting partnership.
Pakistan won the toss and sent the home side in to bat and opener Kraigg Brathwaite went for a duck, then debutant Shimron Hetmyer followed soon after for 11. Shai Hope was next to go, as he was dismissed for two, then Vishual Singh, another new comer, went for nine. Kieran Powell went after lunch, when he was dismissed for 33.
Chase has so far top scored in the innings on 63, with Dowrich next best, as he went for 56.
Mohammed Amir has so far taken 3 for 28 for Pakistan, while Yasir Shah is next best with 2 for 91.
This match also marks a milestone of 50 Test matches played at Sabina Park, in Kingston. Today's action bowls off at 10 a.m.
WEST INDIES 1st Innings
K Brathwaite c Younis Khan b Mohammad Abbas 0
K Powell c Younis Khan b Mohammad Amir 33
S Hetmyer b Mohammad Amir 11
S Hope b Mohammad Amir 2
V Singh c Azhar Ali b Wahab Riaz 9
R Chase c Wahab Riaz b Yasir Shah 63
+S Dowrich b Yasir Shah 56
*J Holder not out 30
D Bishoo not out 23
Extras (lb17) 17
TOTAL (7 wkts, 81 overs) 244
To bat: A Joseph, S Gabriel
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Brathwaite), 2-24 (Hetmyer), 3-32 (Hope), 4-53 (Singh), 5-71 (Powell), 6-189 (Chase), 7-189 (Dowrich)
Bowling: Mohammad Amir 19-9-28-3, Mohammad Abbas 17-4-42-1, Wahab Riaz 21-4-66-1, Yasir Shah 24-5-91-2
PAKISTAN -Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Abbas.
Umpires: R Illingworth, R Kettleborough; TV - B Oxenford.