Bishoo's five hands Windies lead

Sunday, October 22, 2017

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BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC) — Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo’s fourth five-wicket haul in Tests secured a handy 60-run lead for West Indies at tea on the second day of the opening match against Zimbabwe on Sunday.

Replying to the Windies’ 219 all out on Saturday’s first day, Zimbabwe struggled to 159 all out in their first innings, with Bishoo snaring five for 79.

Pacers Kemar Roach (2-23) and captain Jason Holder (2-25) provided key support with two wickets apiece.

Opener Hamilton Masakadza top-scored with 42, Craig Ervine got 39 and Solomon Mire chipped in with 27, but the hosts lost their way from their lunch time position of 101 three – their last seven wickets tumbling for a mere 58 runs.

Unbeaten on 27 at lunch, much depended on Ervine and he managed to surive the first hour afterwards before falling to the first ball following the drinks break, missing a sweep at Bishoo and falling lbw.

He was the third wicket to fall in the session with Sean Williams, on two at the break, adding five before being caught at the wicket off Roach and Sikandar Raza (6) holing out to deep mid-off also off Bishoo.

Tottering on 133 for six, there was no way back for the hosts as Holder grabbed two quick wickets – bowling Malcolm Waller (11) and captain Graeme Cremer (0) – as Zimbabwe last their last four wickets for 20 runs.




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