Bulawayo: Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo took five wickets as West Indies took control on the second day of the first Test against Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club on Sunday to go to the close with a 148-run lead and nine second-innings wickets remaining.
The tourists are 88 for one after Bishoo’s five for 79 had earlier helped to skittle Zimbabwe for 159 in their first innings, with Hamilton Masakadza (42) the top scorer for the home side.
Kraigg Brathwaite (38 not out) and Kyle Hope (32 not out) will resume on day three on a wicket that is providing plenty of assistance to the spinners.
West Indies were bowled out for 219 in their first innings on Saturday as Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer took four for 64. Cremer has also claimed the lone wicket to fall so far in the tourists’ second knock when he bowled Kieran Powell for 17.
West Indies 1st innings 219
(S. Hope 90 n.o., K. Powell 56; G. Cremer 4/64)
Zimbabwe 1st innings
H. Masakadza c Dowrich b Bishoo 42
S. Mire c K. Brathwaite b Roach 27
C. Ervine lbw Bishoo 39
B. Taylor c Blackwood b Bishoo 1
S. Williams c Dowrich b Roach 7
S. Raza c Gabriel b Bishoo 6
M. Waller b Holder 11
R. Chakabva c Chase b Bishoo 12
G. Cremer b Holder 0
K. Jarvis (not out) 2
C. Mpofu c Dowrich b Gabriel 10
Extras (lb-2) 2
Total (all out, 61.3 overs) 159
Fall of wickets: 1-44, 2-91, 3-93, 4-110, 5-123, 6-133, 7-139, 8-147, 9-147.
Bowling: S. Gabriel 11.3-4-24-1; J. Holder 14-5-25-2; D. Bishoo 24-4-79-5; R. Chase 1-0-6-0; K. Roach 11-5-23-2.
West Indies 2nd innings
K. Brathwaite (not out) 38
K. Powell b Cremer 17
K. Hope (not out) 32
Extras (b-1) 1
Total (1 wkts, 33 overs) 88
Fall of wickets: 1-25.
To bat: S. Hope, R. Chase, J. Blackwood, S. Dowrich, J. Holder, D. Bishoo, K. Roach, S. Gabriel
Bowling: K. Jarvis 5-1-6-0; C. Mpofu 3-1-12-0; S. Williams 10-2-19-0; G. Cremer 9-1-36-1; S. Raza 6-1-14-0.
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Paul Reiffel
TV umpire: Simon Fry
Match referee: Javagal Srinath