Dream debut for Bishoo


Devendra Bishoo became the fifth West Indian spinner and 26th bowler overall to take four wickets on debut in Test cricket. The leg break bowler from New Amsterdam achieved this feat by taking four for 68 in 25 overs in Pakistan’s first innings on the second day of the first Test. The other four spinners to take four or more wickets on debut for West Indies before Devendra Bishoo were Alf Valentine, eight for 104 against England at Manchester in 1950, Nehemiah Perry, five for 70 against Australia at Kingston in 1998-99, Jimmy Adams, four for 43 against South Africa at Brigetown in 1991-92 and Neil McGarrell, four for 72 against South Africa at St John’s in 2000-01. The 25-year old, Devendra Bishoo, who made his debut in Tests after playing 21 first class matches, also took four wickets for 17 runs in four overs on debut in Twenty20 cricket against Pakistan at Gros Islet on April 21, 2011.
He claimed three wicket for 34 runs in 10 overs when he made his one-day international debut against England at Chennai on March 17, 2011. Devendra Bishoo became only fifth West Indian bowler to take four or more wicket while making debut against Pakistan. The other were Jaswick Taylor, five for 109 at Port of Spain in 1957-58, Tony Gray, four for 39 at Faisalabad in 1986-87, Colin Croft, four for 47 at Bridgetown in 1975-76 and Joel Garnerm four 130 at Bridgetown in 1975-76. Abdur Rehman recorded his second highest score in Test cricket by making an unbeaten 40 off 104 balls with four fours. His highest score in Test cricket is 60 in 166 minutes off 139 balls with eight fours and a six against South Africa at Abu Dhabi in November 2010.