Pakistan spinners dominate West Indies in St Kitts

Second Test, St Kitts (day two):
Pakistan 272 v West Indies 184-8
Match scorecard
Ramnaresh Sarwan is dismissed
Ramnaresh Sarwan was one of two wickets for Saeed Ajmal

Pakistan's spinners ripped through the West Indies top order to take control of the second Test in St Kitts.

Abdur Rehman, Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Hafeez each took two wickets as West Indies finished day two on 184-8, 88 runs adrift of the tourists.

Marlon Samuels, playing his first Test match following a two-year suspension, top-scored for the hosts with 57.

Pakistan added 92 to their overnight total before they were dismissed for 272.

They lost three wickets in the first hour on a lively Bassaterre track, but a stubborn 78-run 10th-wicket stand between Tanvir Ahmed and Ajmal pushed Misbah-ul-Haq's team beyond the 250 mark and ensured Pakistan's bowlers had a tangible total to defend.

Ahmed played a circumspect innings of 57, collecting 10 boundaries during his 96-ball vigil before he was trapped lbw by leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.

It was the 32-year-old's first half century in four Test matches.

And he was in the thick of the action with the ball, removing Lendl Simmons with the second delivery of the innings when the opener edged to Taufeeq Umar at second slip.

West Indies were soon reduced to 22-2 when teenage debutant Kraigg Brathwaite edged left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz for Umar's second catch.

And the trio of spinners choked the runflow as the home side struggled to find the boundary ropes.

Darren Sammy (24) and Ramnaresh Sarwan (20) could not convert their starts while Brendan Nash and Carlton Baugh were dismissed cheaply.

But Samuels provided admirable resistance in his first Test appearance since serving a two-year ban for passing on team information to a bookmaker during a one-day series in India in January 2007.

The elegant right-hander hit seven boundaries and two maximums before he became Umar's third victim of the day with a catch off Ajmal.

Kemar Roach (10 not out) and Ravi Rampaul (15 not out) put on a useful 28-run stand and will resume at the start of day three.

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