West Indies' Ravi Rampaul ravages rain-hit Pakistan

Second Test, St Kitts (day one):
Pakistan 180-6 v West Indies
Match scorecard
Ravi Rampaul (centre, bare-headed) congratulates Lendl Simmons on a catch
Rampaul (bare-headed) tore into Pakistan's top order in St Kitts

West Indies paceman Ravi Rampaul made Pakistan suffer on a rain-affected first day of the second and final Test in St Kitts, before the tourists recovered to 180-6 by close of play.

Pakistan, trailing 1-0 in the series, won the toss but were reduced to 24-3 as Rampaul grabbed all three wickets.

However, Azhar Ali (67) and captain Misbah-ul-Haq (25) dug in before Azhar added 93 with Umar Akmal (56).

Azhar was run out after a mix-up three overs before bad light curtailed play.

Having been dropped by Lendl Simmons on 54, Azhar pushed Windies captain Darren Sammy for a quick single, but his partner Mohammad Salman did not move, allowing Ramnaresh Sarwan the easy task of throwing the ball to keeper Carlton Baugh who removed the bails with both batsmen stranded 22 yards away.

However, after Azhar trudged off, replays showed that Salman should have been the man to go, as he had not grounded his bat at the bowler's end when Azhar had done.

Wicketkeeper Salman, playing only his second Test, and Abdur Rehman were left as the seventh-wicket pair who face the difficult task of building a competitive total when play resumes on day two.

Earlier, Rampaul had openers Taufeeq Umar and Mohammad Hafeez caught by keeper Baugh and third slip Simmons respectively, while Asad Shafiq departed without scoring when he cut the Trinidadian straight to Devendra Bishoo at point.

Azhar and Misbah restored some respectability before the skipper tried to hit leg-spinner Bishoo over the top and was caught at mid-on.

While Azhar took 148 balls to reach fifty, Umar raced to his half century from 77 deliveries, but he too perished going for a big shot when he was caught by the diving Rampaul at mid-off.

And after four rain interruptions during the day, Azhar's run-out - and the fading light - ensured Sammy's men carried the day.

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