The West Indies lower order mounted a spirited fightback to reach 244 for 7 by stumps on day one of the first Test against Pakistan at Sabina Park.
An inexperienced West Indies top order found themselves in trouble early on limping to lunch at 71 for 4.
Pakistan debutant Mohammad Abbas struck with his second ball in Test cricket getting Kraigg Brathwaite (0) to nick off to the corden where veteran Younis Khan held the catch.
Mohammad Amir castled both debutant Shimron Hetmyer (11) and Shai Hope (2) to leave the West Indies 32 for 3.
A rash shot from the other Windies newbie Vishaul Singh (9) gifted Wahab Riaz a wicket and the hosts slipped to 53 for 4.
Kieron Powell and Roston Chase steered their team to the break wthout further damage being done.
Powell (33) threw away his early hard work when he edged Amir to second slip two balls after lunch.
Chase continued his fine form at Sabina Park, where he hit his maiden Test century against India last year, and together with Shane Dowrich allowed the West Indies to bring the game just about back to parity.
The pair put on 128 before Yasir Shah removed both of them in successive balls first drawing a false shot from Chase (63) who was brilliantly caught by Wahab then clean bowling Dowrich (56).
An aggressive 30 off just 33 balls from Jason Holder and Devendra Bishoo’s unbeaten 23 moved the home side from 189 to 244 by stumps and they will no doubt be pleased to still be in the contest after a shaky start.
Dan Lawrence has emerged as a contender.
Captain Joe Root is absent due to the impending birth of his second child.
The game between Team Stokes and Team Buttler ended in a draw.
The sport can now return, subject to a series of as-yet unpublished guidelines.
England face the West Indies in a three-Test series behind closed doors.
The Surrey opener is hoping to regain his spot in the England Test team after an ankle injury.
Curran felt unwell on Wednesday night and was instructed to self-isolate in his room.
ECB is permitting two overseas per team from next season.
Surrey man had been feeling unwell.
This is redemption on the grand scale, says former England spinner.