DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Devendra Bishoo gave one of the greatest bowling performances in West Indies Test history as the visitors eye a come-from-behind victory over Pakistan in the first day/night Test.
The leg-spinner bagged an amazing eight wicket for 49 runs – the fifth best bowling figures in the history of West Indies cricket which lit up the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on the fourth night of the historic pink ball Test.
The West Indies will enter the final day Monday, looking for 251 runs with eight wickets in the hut, as they closed on 95 for two. Openers Kraigg Brathwaite (6) and Leon Johnson (47) both fell to Mohammed Amir.
Leading the fight will be Darren Bravo unbeaten on 26 and Marlon Samuels on four. Johnson took the battle to Pakistan and played freely hitting six boundaries of 81 balls, in adding 60 runs with Bravo for the second wicket. Just before the close he was trapped leg before, which brought Pakistan back into the contest.
Bishoo amazing performance turned the match on its head and completely claned up the Pakistani batsmen. They lost seven wickets for 30 runs to slump to 123 all out – under the spinner’s assault.
PAKISTAN 579 for three decl. (Azhar Ali 302 not out, Sami Aslam 90, Babar Azam 69, Asad Shafiq 67; Devendra Bishoo 2-125) and 123 (Sami Aslam 44, Babar Azam 21; Devendra Bishoo 8-49)
WEST INDIES 357 (Darren Bravo 87, Marlon Samuels 76, Jermaine Blackwood 37, Kraigg Brathwaite 32, Shane Dowrich 22; Yasir Shah 5-121, Mohammad Nawaz 2-38, Wahab Riaz 2-65) and 95 for two (Leon Johnson 47, Darren Bravo 26 not out; Mohammad Amir 2-26)