Bishoo bagged a 5-for    Getty Images
Bishoo bagged a 5-for Getty Images

After an impressive display of bowling, Zimbabwe failed miserably with the bat as West Indies bowlers, led by veteran spinner Devendra Bishoo, bundled them for 159 before tea, Day Two of first Test. At the Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe had bowled West Indies out for 219, themselves putting up 19 without any loss at stumps of the opening day. However, they failed to read Bishoo on Sunday, throwing their wickets away within the first two sessions of the day. West Indies lead Zimbabwe by 60 runs as the two teams headed for tea.

Zimbabwe, who were 3 wickets down before lunch, barely showed any defense. The batsmen lacked temperament and fell for the alluring deliveries by the West Indies bowlers, even after seeing their team struggle. Craig Ervine’s 39 was the highest score by any batsman in the session while no other batsman managed to touch the twenty-run mark.

Devendra Bishoo reduces Zimbabwe to 101-3 against West Indies at lunch, Day 2, 1st Test
Devendra Bishoo reduces Zimbabwe to 101-3 against West Indies at lunch, Day 2, 1st Test

Bishoo ended the innings with 5-for 79; Jason Holder and Kemar Roach bagged a couple of wickets each.

Earlier the day, Bishoo had picked up two crucial wickets in form of experienced Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor. Masakadza was well set at 42 while Taylor, who made his comeback to Zimbabwe with his Test after resigning from his Kolpak deal, only managed a solitary run.

Brief scores:

West Indies 219 lead Zimbabwe 159 (Hamilton Masakadza 42, Solomon Mire 27, Craig Ervine 39; Jason Holder 2 for 25, Devendra Bishoo 5 for 79, Kemar Roach 2 for 23) by 60 runs