Half-centuries by Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich engineered a West Indies revival in reaching 244 for seven at stumps against Pakistan on opening day of the first Test at Sabina Park Jamaica.

West Indies lost their top three batsman early on 32 as debutant Mohammad Abbas got wicket of Kraigg Brathwaite in the second over.

While Mohammad Amir clean bowled Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope.

Vishaul Singh made nine runs before Wahab Riaz got his wicket. At 71 West Indies lost their fifth wicket when Mohammad Amir got Kieran Powell wicket. He made 33 runs.

Coming together immediately after lunch when opener Kieran Powell became Mohammad Amir’s third wicket with the innings in tatters at 71 for five, chase batted with confidence and fluency for a top score of 63.

His sixth-wicket partnership with Dowrich was worth 118 runs, the wicketkeeper-batsman enhancing his reputation with a polished 56.

Yet it was Yasir Shah who removed both him and Dowrich off successive deliveries in the final session.

At 189 for seven, Pakistan’s hopes of dismissing the West Indies on the opening day were revived, only for captain Jason Holder (30 not out) and specialist spinner Devendra Bishoo (23 not out) to frustrate the visitors with an enterprising unbroken eighth-wicket stand of 55.