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Advantage West Indies as Bishoo dazzles against Pakistan

Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo gave Pakistan a taste of their own medicine as he ripped through the batting line-up to give hosts West Indies advantage on day two of the First Test in Guyana on Friday.

The 25-year-old Guyanese took four wickets for 68 runs in 25 overs as Pakistan, replying to West Indies’ first innings total of 226, were bowled out for 160.

Batting with a lead of 66 runs in their second innings, the hosts reached 34 for two when stumps were drawn.

Pakistan seemed to be doing well despite the early loss of Mohammad Hafeez.

But the moment captain Darren Sammy trapped Taufeeq Umar lbw for 19 with the score reading 57, there was a dramatic twist and Pakistan lost five wickets for 23 runs in the space of 78 deliveries.

Abdul Rehman top-scored with a 40, while Umar Akmal looked in great touch before falling for 33.

Earlier, Pakistan needed half an hour to finish the West Indies first innings.

Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal removed Kenmar Roach for a Test-best 24 and finished with the impressive figures of five for 69.

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