Windies reach 66 for 1 at lunch

Georgetown, Guyana, CMC – A 51-run unbroken stand between Lendl Simmons and Darren Bravo helped West Indies recover from a shaky start before lunch in the opening Test against Pakistan on Thursday.


At the break, Simmons was not out on 30 and Bravo was not out on 23, as West Indies, choosing to bat, reached 66-1 in their first innings on the opening day


West Indies suffered an early setback, when left-handed opener Devon Smith was bowled by off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez.

Bravo came to the crease, and battled to the break with Simmons to bring some stability to the West Indies innings at Guyana National Stadium.


Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo is making his debut for West Indies, becoming the 289th player to wear the maroon cap, and wicketkeeper/batsman Mohammad Salman will also play his first Test for Pakistan. West Indies have never lost a Test series against Pakistan on home soil.