Bishoo's career best puts Pakistan in a spot

Bishoos career best puts Pakistan in a spot
Pakistan's Shafiq gets dissmissed during the Day/Night test match against West Indies in Dubai .

Dubai - Yasir Shah moped up the West Indies tail to return with a five-wicket haul as well reach 100 Test wickets



By James Jose

Published: Sun 16 Oct 2016, 8:29 PM

Last updated: Mon 17 Oct 2016, 11:12 PM

West Indies leg spinner Devendra Bishoo took career-best figures to put Pakistan in a spot of bother on the fourth day of the day-night Test at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Bishoo's incision through Pakistan batting line-up saw him return with career-best figures of 6-47, besting his 6-80 against Australia in Roseau last year.
That left Pakistan on 121 for eight, with a lead of 343 runs with two wickets remaining, heading into the final session of the night.
After having accounted for Asad Shafiq before tea, a determined Bishoo took the fight to the opposite camp by cleaning up debutant Babar Azam, Sami Aslam, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz and Wahad Riaz.
Yasir Shah was then caught and bowled by West Indies captain Jason Holder after which the teams broke for dinner.
Earlier, Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah moped up the West Indies tail to return with a five-wicket haul as well reach 100 Test wickets.
Shah accounted for wicketkeeper-batsman Shane Dowrich, West Indies captain Jason Holder and Miguel Cummins to become the joint second quickest to reach 100 Test wickets in 17 Tests. He joins a list that includes Australia's Charlie Turner, England's Sydney Barnes and Australia's Clarrie Grimmett.
England's George Lohmann leads the list after he had reached the landmark in 16 Tests. 
 Left-arm spinner Mohammed Nawaz then removed Devendra Bishoo for his second wicket in his debut Test to prevent the West Indies from avoiding the follow on. The West Indies first innings folded up at 357, 23 runs behind the follow-on target.
That gave Pakistan a healthy first innings lead of 222 but captain Misbah-ul-Haq didn't enforce the follow-on and opted to go in for a second dig.
Pakistan lost opener and triple centurion Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq leg before to pacer Shannon Gabriel and leg spinner Devendra Bishoo respectively as they went to tea on 20 for 2, a lead of 242.
The West Indies had begun the day on 315 for 6 with Dowrich resuming on 27 and Holder on 10. And Yasir Shah struck in the fourth over of the day by having Dowrich leg before for 32.
The 30-year-old then moved to 99 wickets when he castled Holder after the batsman had made 20. And the 100 th wicket came in his next over when he rattled Cummins' stumps for nought.
 Shah pumped his fists and looked up to the sky before doing the sajdah.
james@khaleejtimes.com
 
 


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