Bishoo’s spin continues to torment Pakistan
PROVIDENCE, Guyana: 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.
Earlier, 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, a delivery that highlighted his diverse repertoire.
Asad Shafiq also went leg before to Bishoo for two, after a West Indies review, and Mohammed Salman was dismissed for four in similar fashion following a straight ball from the spinner.
The 25-year-old Bishoo, composed, confident and showing no sign of nerves, struck again when he had Umar Akmal caught behind for 33 as he finished with four for 68 from 25 overs.
“He has shown he is an intelligent bowler,” said West Indies coach Ottis Gibson.
“He showed he has the ability to handle himself when he’s put under pressure and that’s a very good sign,” he added.
“He only had 226 to bowl at but he didn’t show any nerves. He has been very adaptable and handled the situation very well.
“Umar Akmal came at him quite hard and he responded very well. He varied his pace and demonstrated he knows exactly what he’s doing.”
Bishoo’s dream test debut came just a few days after his excellent performance in the Pakistan-West Indies ODI series in which he lead the bowling chart with 11 wickets in the five matches played.