Devendra Bishoo rammed through the Pakistan batting in the second innings    AFP
Devendra Bishoo rammed through the Pakistan batting in the second innings AFP

Devendra Bishoo became the fifth bowler for West Indies as he scalped 8 while giving away just 56 runs in the second innings against Pakistan in the first day-night Test match between West Indies and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. It was due to Bishoo’s spell that Pakistan crumbled in their second innings at just 123 as they went on to set a target of 346 for West Indies. Bishoo registered the best bowling figures by a West Indian bowler after which has Jack Noreiga 9 for 95 vs India on 6 Mar 1971 at the top of the list which is followed by Colin Croft who has the figures of 8 for 29 against Pakistan on 4 Mar 1977, Lance Gibbs 8 for 38 against India on 23 Mar 1962 and has Sir Curtly Ambrose who recorded the figures of 8 for 45 against England 5 Apr 1990. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs West Indies, 1st Test at Dubai

With these figure’s Bishoo also registered the best bowling figures by any overseas bowler in Tests in Asia as he surpassed Lance Klusener 8 for 64 and Sikander Bhakta 8 for 69. Bishoo phenomenal figures have made the Test match very interesting as the match has become very much poised at the current moment. Pakistan posted a mammoth total of 579 for the loss of 3 wickets as Azhar Ali smashed his maiden triple century. West Indies followed up with a good batting at the display as they posted 357 in their first innings as Daren Bravo’s 87. In the second innings, it was Bishoo who rammed through the Pakistan batsman as their whole team was bundled out for 123. READ: Pakistan vs West Indies, day-night Test: Devendra Bishoo’s six-for helps West Indies stage comeback

West Indies do have a big target of 346 as they have almsot 4 sessions of cricket left and with the ball turning and assisting the spinners soo much, it is highly expected that this match will be yeilding a result which will be completely against the run of play