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    West Indies captain Darren Sammy took 5-29 on Sunday to spur his team to an emotional 40-run victory over Pakistan in the opening test.

    The visitors, 80-3 overnight in pursuit of a victory target of 219, were bowled out for 178 midway through the second session on day four as West Indies won its first test match since Feb. 2009.

    Sammy’s medium pace caused havoc on a deteriorating pitch while the brisker Ravi Rampaul supplied important support with 4-48.

    Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq led Pakistan with 52, the highest score of the match, while Umar Akmal (47) and Asad Shafiq (42) provided the only other resistance.

    The West Indies take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series with the second test beginning next Friday at Warner Park in St. Kitts.

    Keywords: Pakistan, West Indies, test series, Pakistan-West Indies test series
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