Jamaica Test: Amir’s fifer leaves Windies at 278/9 on rain-hit day

Jamaica [West Indies], Apr 23 : Left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir claimed a five-wicket haul to leave West Indies at 278/9 on a rain-curtailed second day of the first Test against Pakistan here at the Sabina Park on Saturday.

On a day where only 11.3 overs were possible, Amir was the only talking point, who claimed his first five-wicket haul since that fateful Lord's Test in 2010.

Play was not possible in the morning session after the covers had leaked moisture on to the pitch. The play was finally started four hours after the scheduled start of play when the outfield, which was wet, was dried by lighting a fire over it.

Overnight batsmen Jason Holder and Devendra Bishoo (28), who shared a 118-run partnership for the sixth wicket to save the blushes for their side, could add 20 more runs before the leg-spinner perished reaching for a delivery from Amir that was well outside off stump, getting a faint edge that carried comfortably to Sarfraz Ahmed.

The West Indies (55*) captain kept on batting with the way he had been the first day and got his side closer to 300 mark.

Alzarri Joseph became the fifth scalp of Amir, getting bowled off a delivery that tailed in slightly, and crashed into his off stump.

Earlier in the day, debutant Mohammad Abbas and Wahab Riaz also chipped in with a wicket each..

Source: ANI