Pakistan bowl over Windies

Bowlers continued to dominate the first Test between the West Indies and Pakistan after the hosts were put to the sword by the visiting attack on the third day in Guyana.

Resuming their second innings yesterday morning on 34 for two after ending Pakistan's first innings for just 160 on Friday, the Windies limped to 96 for seven at lunch to lead by 162 runs.

Saeed Ajmal was the Windies' chief tormentor, his four for 23 by far the pick of the Pakistan attack.

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The tourists moved back into a strong position in a match that has already produced 22 wickets over its first two days.

The West Indies added just 12 runs to their overnight total before losing their first wicket of the morning session, night-watchman Kemar Roach the man to fall for just three when Ajmal trapped him lbw.

Opener Lendl Simmons was the next man out, his promising knock of 21 in 29 balls snuffed out when Azhar Ali took the catch at short leg off the bowling of Wahab Riaz.

Ramnaresh Sarwan made just 11 before he became Ajmal's third victim, Asad Shafiq holding the catch at square leg as the hosts were reduced to 59 for five.

And the hosts' morning of misery was far from over.

Brendan Nash made just three before he was run out with the score on 74, while Ajmal claimed his fourth victim when Carlton Baugh (seven) holed out to Umar Akmal at mid-wicket.

Hope remained for the Windies at the interval, however, with the reliable Shivnarine Chanderpaul unbeaten on 12, while Darren Sammy was also at the crease on seven not out.

Meanwhile, former West Indies skipper Chris Gayle smashed 38 off 12 balls as Bangalore Royal Challengers secured their Indian Premier League play-off spot with a narrow rain-affected win over the Kolkata Knight Riders.

In a game reduced to 13 overs, Bangalore won via the Duckworth-Lewis method with three balls remaining to make it seven victories in a row and go top of the standings.

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Gayle was again their key man as his opening 38 laid a foundation which proved just enough despite the wickets tumbling following his departure.

Virat Kohli won the toss for Bangalore and opted to bowl.

Jacques Kallis managed three early boundaries before his opening partner, England's Eoin Morgan, fell victim to Zaheer Khan. Kallis was then dismissed by Charl Langeveldt and Gautam Gambhir followed in the sixth over.

Rain eventually struck, having threatened for a while, and an enforced two-hour break reduced it to 13 overs a side to leave Bangalore chasing a revised target of 102.

Gayle had the bit between his teeth and started with a bang by hitting four fours in a first-over haul of 16 off Brett Lee.The West Indian continued the theme at the next opportunity, with two sixes and a four in the second.

Another four in the next over preceded his demise, however, as a Gayle slog over midwicket off Lee allowed Kallis to position himself for the catch to see off the dangerman for 38.

The wickets tumbled then as Luke Pomersbach, Kohli and Mohammad Kaif all went having just about reached double figures before Arun Karthik and Saurabh Tiwary both fell on one.

But with the number of remaining balls dwindling, AB de Villiers managed to haul his side over the line with a four.