Bishoo’s 5 for 79 bowling performance rescues West Indies on day two.

Devendra Bishoo

With the prize wickets of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan in their final Test, Devendra Bishoo led the way in dismissing Zimbabwe for 159 runs.

Starting the day without the loss of a wicket, Zimbabwe was looking to erase the West Indies deposit of 219 runs. However the home team fought to carry on any meaningful partnerships, with only three (3) batsmen getting more than 20 runs. After losing their first wicket at 40 for 1, the West Indies continued to chip away at the wickets. Bishoo claimed 5 wickets as the Zimbabweans crumpled to 159 all out, giving the West Indies a lead of 148.

Bishoo who was clearly the player of the day, bowled 23 overs in an extended lunch session to get the West Indies back into the game. After tea, Kraigg Brathwaite who had failed in first innings, put on a solid partnership with Kyle Hope adding an unbeaten 63 for the second wicket, having lost Keiran Powell early bowled by Graeme Cremer for 17.

With Brathwaite on 38 and Hope on 32, West Indies will look for a solid lead on day three. On the other hand, Zimbabwe will look to draw some pointers from their bowling performance in the first innings, as they seek to turn the game back into their favor.

Day Two Notable Players:

West Indies:

Devendra Bishoo: 5 for 79.

Kraigg Brathwaite: 38*

Kyle Hope:  32*


Hamilton Masakadza: 42

Craig Ervine: 39

Graeme Cremer: 1 for 36




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