GROS ISLET (Agencies) - Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi praised his team after scoring eight wickets victory against West Indies in the first one-day of the five-match series here. Afridi said: "I was very happy when West Indies won the toss and chose to bat because I thought the pitch would help our spinners." The spinners Saeed Ajmal and M Hafeez broke through early by dismissing the openers in quick succession. Afridi seemed quite happy with the spinners show and complimented them on performing remarkably in the past few months. On the other hand, the pacer Wahab Riaz, who came into the limelight after his five wicket haul in the World Cup 2011 semi-final against India, picked two important wickets of Kirk Edwards and Dwayne Bravo. Devon Smith was the first batsman who fell lbw to Hafeez after just scoring 17 runs off 31 balls, while Lendl Simmons fell victim to Ajmals after scoring 24 runs off 44 balls. West Indies batting first, set a target of 222 runs for Pakistan at the loss of six wickets. Bravo was the top scorer of his side, making 67 runs off 109 balls and was run out by Ahmed Shehzad. Green Shirts took a stable batting start with the openers Hafeez and Shehzad. Both set a partnership of 68 runs before Shehzad was sent to the pavilion by Devendra Bishoo. Hafeez scored 54 runs off 45 balls including seven boundaries and one six, he was caught by Darren Sammy off the bowling of Bishoo. Asad Shafiq and Misbah-ul-Haq set a splendid stand of 134 runs. Asad scored an unbeaten 61 runs off 76 balls including seven fours. On the other side, the vice-captain scored 73 runs off 90 balls including five boundaries and one six. Afridi highly praised the openers, Hafiz and Shehzad for their efforts and also appreciated Misbah and Asad Shafiq for staying at the crease till the end of their innings. The West Indies Captain Darren Sammy has said he was 'surprised to see the pitch offer so much turn and bounce after his team lost the first ODI against Pakistan at his home ground in St Lucia. West Indies had a poorly balanced attack for the surface, with only one specialist spinner in Devendra Bishoo, and they managed to take only two Pakistan wickets in 41.3 overs. Sammy, however, focused on the failures of the West Indies batsmen to post a challenging total. They were restricted to 221 for 6 in 50 overs. "We put ourselves in a hole when we were batting, and the spinners were bowling, so we really have to come better in the next game," he said. "We may need to show more intent in our approach. "We have a new batting coach, and he has been doing some good work, but we can't lose sight of us reaching 221 coming from our position in the middle of the innings, so hopefully we can improve on this next time." Pakistan's spinners deprived the West Indian innings of momentum, with Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal and M Hafeez bowling 30 overs for just 100 runs and picking up two wickets. Ajmal took 1 for 25 while Hafeez claimed 1 for 36. "I was very happy when West Indies won the toss and chose to bat because I thought the pitch would help our spinners," Afridi said. "I think our spinners have been doing a great job for us in the last few months, and they again set things up for us." The one West Indian batsman who had a satisfactory match was Darren Bravo, who anchored the innings with 67 before he was run out in the 45th over. Bravo, however, consumed 109 balls for his runs and said after the game that he wanted to score faster.