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Abbas’s double strike puts Pakistan on top after the visitors post 217 in their first innings

By our correspondent

KINGSTON: Fawad Alam and Faheem Ashraf shared a solid partnership as Pakistan were bowled out for 217 in their first innings on the opening day of their first Test of the two-match Test series against the West Indies here on Thursday.

Fawad struck a solid 56 off 117 balls while Faheem made 44 off 66 deliveries as the duo shared vital 85 runs for the sixth wicket stand to save Pakistan from utter humiliation. Fawad, who was bowled by Holder, struck six fours in his fine knock.

Faheem, who got run out, smacked eight fours in his responsible knock. Skipper Babar Azam (30) and Mohammad Rizwan (23) were the other main contributors after Pakistan were invited to bat first.

Jayden Seals was the pick of the bowlers with 3-70 in 16 overs while Kemar Roach captured 2-47 in 16 overs. In response West Indies were reduced to 2-2 in four overs with pacer Mohammad Abbas getting rid of Kieron Powel (09) and Nikrumah Bonner (0) off his two successive deliveries that put Pakistan on the top at stumps.

Abbas finished the day with 2-0 in two overs.

Pakistan 1st innings: 217 all out in 70.3 overs

Imran Butt b Roach 11

Abid Ali ct Da Silva b Roach 9

Azhar Ali ct Holder b Seals 17

Babar Azam ct Da Silva b Roach 30

Fawad Alam b Holder 56

Mohammad Rizwan ct Chase b Holder 23

Faheem Ashraf run out (Chase) 44

Yasir Shah ct Da Silva b Mayers 0

Hasan Ali ct Mayers b Seals 14

Shaheen Afridi not out 0

Mohammad Abbas ct Da Silva b Holder 0

Total: 217-10 in 70.3 overs

Bowling

O M R W

Kemar Roach 16 4 47 2

Jayden Seals 16 3 70 3

Kayle Mayers 14 5 28 1

Jason Holder 15.3 3 26 3

Rostan Chase 8 1 33 0

Jomel Warrican 1 0 4 0

West Indies 1st innings: 2-2 in 4 overs

Kraigge Brathwaite not out 1

Kieron Powell ct Imran Butt b Abbas 0

Nikrumah Bonner lbw Abbas 0

Roston Chase not out 0

Bowling

O M R W

Mohammad Abbas 2 2 0 2

Shaheen Afridi 1 1 0 0

Yasir Shah 1 0 1 0

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