BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: Azhar Ali and Ahmed Shehzad have provided Pakistan a solid start of 106 without being separated at tea on second day of the second Test here at the Kensington Oval on Monday.
After West Indies were all out for 312 in the morning, the Pakistani openers made 36 upto lunch and they completed the century-stand for the opening wicket before tea.
Azhar was batting on 54, his 26th Test fifty whereas Ahmed was not out on 40.
Earlier, West Indies´ hopes of pushing towards a total closer to the 400-run mark were dashed within the first nine deliveries of the morning as their first-day heroes, Roston Chase and Jason Holder, were dismissed without any addition to the overnight total of 286 for six.
Holder was the first to go, his late decision to pull away from an Abbas delivery resulting in an inside-edge to wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed.
Mohammad Amir then removed Chase, whose 131 was the first Test century by a Barbadian on home soil for 18 years. Drawn forward by a full-length delivery, his indeterminate prod resulted in a thick outside edge for Younis Khan to snare his third catch of the innings at second slip.
Devendra Bishoo played in his usual pugnacious manner but Abbas´ insistence to captain Misbah ul Haq for another over reaped immediate rewards when Bishoo lifted an on-drive to Yasir Shah at mid-on.
Shah then wrapped up the innings when Alzarri Joseph was bowled missing a heave at a full-toss in the leg-spinner´s first over of the morning.