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Debutant Bishoo Give Windies The Edge In First Test

May 14, 2011 3:06:58 PM - thesundayleader.lk

Debutant Leg-Spinner Davendra Bishoo Helped Inspire A Pakistan Collapse As West Indies Took Control Of The First Test In Guyana.
Bishoo took 4 for 58 as Pakistan slid to 149 for 9 shortly before the close of play on the second day.
The worst of the damage was done in the hour after lunch, when the tourists at one stage lost four for nine, to hand over the initiative after they had wrapped up West Indies’ first innings for 226 earlier this morning.
Bishoo claimed three of five wickets to fall during the afternoon session on day two as Pakistan crashed to 113 for six.
Earlier, Saeed Ajmal claimed the final West Indies wicket in the opening half hour, having Kemar Roach caught at short leg, to return career-best figures of five for 69.Pakistan lost Mohammad Hafeez in the second over of their reply, inside edging a Ravi Rampaul delivery into his off stump, but recovered to reach lunch at 45 for one.
But things quickly turned sour as they lost four quick wickets upon the resumption with Bishoo at the heart of the damage.The leg-spinner briefly had to wait his turn, however, as skipper Darren Sammy won the first of four lbw decisions for the session when Taufeeq Umar unsuccessfully referred a marginal decision that replays showed would have clipped leg stump.
There was little doubt about Bishoo’s first international wicket when Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq was struck plumb in front playing back to a ball he should have been pushing forward to.Azhar Ali then made an even more embarrassing misjudgement moments later, after looking good in reaching 34, when he left a Sammy delivery that thudded into his off stump halfway up.
Bishoo continued the carnage with a fourth wicket in five overs when the TV umpire ruled in his favour, after Asad Shafiq had been given not out to a ball that just pitched inside leg stump.The West Indies were on a roll – with the TV decisions as well – and Bishoo’s third came after fellow debutant Mohammad Salman referred a lbw call that was vindicated only after replays showed the ball would have flicked the bails.
Fast bowler Ravi Rampaul then returned to grab two quick wickets and leave the honours With the West Indies.