Bishoo demolishes Pak as Windies strengthen hold
Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo claimed four wickets on his debut to help West Indies skittle Pakistan for 160 on the second day of the first Test on Friday.cricket Updated: May 15, 2011 01:15 IST
Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo claimed four wickets on his debut to help West Indies skittle Pakistan for 160 on the second day of the first Test on Friday.
Some of Bishoo's excellent work was undone though when the home team slumped to 34 for two in their second innings at the close, a lead of 100 runs.
Devon Smith, whose place is likely to be questioned again, fell to Mohammad Hafeez's spin when the opener was trapped lbw for one playing a feeble stroke. Pakistan then struck again when left-hander Darren Bravo was trapped leg before for eight by Saeed Ajmal.
The Guyanese crowd were cheered by the exploits of the local spinner. Bishoo picked up his maiden Test wicket when he trapped Misbah-ul-Haq lbw for two with a flipper.
Brief scores: West Indies Ist innings: 226. Pakistan 1st Innings: 160 all out (Azhar Ali b Sammy 34, Abdur Rehman 40 n.o.; Bishoo 4/68, Rampaul 3/27)
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