Ajmal puts Pakistan in control against West Indies

First Test, Guyana
West Indies 209-9 v Pakistan (day one, stumps)
Match scorecard
Ajmal Saeed celebrates taking a wicket
Ajmal enjoyed a successful opening day to the series in the Caribbean

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal took four wickets to help reduce West Indies to 209-9 at the end of the first day of the first Test in Guyana.

The hosts were moving along steadily at 133-3 at tea before Saeed ripped out the middle order in the final session.

He trapped Brendan Nash (five) and Carlton Baugh (four) leg before and then bowled Shivnarine Chanderpaul for 27 to leave the West Indies 162-7.

Opener Lendl Simmons top-scored with 49 before he too fell lbw to Ajmal.

Recalled opener Simmons was forced to retire hurt earlier in the day, having being struck on the knee by a Wahab Riaz delivery.

Simmons, who received lengthy treatment, had scored 41 when he left the field in the afternoon session.

But with five wickets falling for 35 runs, Simmons returned to the crease, although he could only add eight runs to his tally before being dismissed.

Ravi Rampaul became the fifth batsman to be given out lbw, this time to Mohammad Hafeez, before Test debutant Devendra Bishoo and Kemar Roach saw the hosts to the close.

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