West Indies stumbled to stumps at 2-2 after bundling out Pakistan only 217 on the opening day of the first Test in Kingston, Jamaica.
Twelve wickets fell on a busy day for both teams West India won the toss and asked Pakistan to bat.
Five Pakistani batsmen started but failed to capitalize on it. Fawad Alam (56) was the only half-centurion for the visitors.
Jason Holder (3/26) and Jayden Seales (3/70) take three wickets each and Kemar Roach (2/47) demanded two scalps for the Men in Maroon.
Just when day 1 turned out to be in the hosts’ favor, Pakistani sea tree Mohammad Abbas (2-0) gave opponents a double shot in his second over. Left-handed Kieran Powell was passed for the second time Imran Butt while Nkrumah Bonner lbw (leg-before-wicket) came out without scoring a run.
Here’s how Twitter responded:
Jason Holder, who got 3/26 o, is his 50th Test appearance for Windies
– Abhijeet (@TheYorkerBall) 13 August 2021
Fawad Alam achieves another half century.
FAHEEM Ashraf continues from where he left off in NZ.
Babar will be disappointed to check the shot. Pakistan♂️ Pakistan could have gotten 250 if it had not been. But ABBAS selected two rugby players for even Steven on day1. #WIvPAK
– Anish Mainali (@ AnishMainali17) 13 August 2021
– Hussain zamir (@ Hussainzamir5) 13 August 2021
– Zeeshan Qayyum (@XeeshanQayyum) 13 August 2021
I can not believe that Pakistan has chosen Fawad Alam for so long, even though he has always scored a whole series of runs in domestic cricket.
He has been seriously good since he was finally selected in the team. #WIvPAK
-. (@TopOfOff_) 13 August 2021
– ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) 13 August 2021
What a first day of cricket. From Brilliant bowling from the West Indies to a Fawad Alam master class. But most of all our boy Mohammad Abbas! 2/2 West India in big trouble. We have to win our first match of the Test Championship.#WIvPAK # WTC23 #Abbas
– Mustafa 🇵🇰 (@LFCandPakistan) 13 August 2021
On such a difficult batting surface, Fawad Alam rose again.#WIvPAK
– Moeez (@ Moiz2193) 13 August 2021
TWO PALKS IN TWO BALLS!
Mohammad Abbas you beauty 🔥🔥🔥#WIvPAK
– Manavdeep singh (by Manavde76983515) 13 August 2021
Wait – there was no sign of flooding at Sabina Park, but on a greenish deck it was the pacers who expressed their opinion. Batting was difficult as the West Indian passers-by found movement and rioting came through the Pakistan batting line-up. #WIvPAK pic.twitter.com/DSFWa47u3d
– Faisal Caesar (@ faisalyorker1) 13 August 2021
– Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) 12 August 2021
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