West Indies v Pakistan, 1st Test, Providence, 2nd day May 14, 2011

Gibson praises Bishoo's composure

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has praised the composure shown by legspinner Devendra Bishoo, who picked up four wickets on Test debut, as Pakistan were bowled out for 160 in their first innings in Guyana.

"Judging from his debut in World Cup a few months back he has showed signs of being a very intelligent bowler," Ottis said. "He showed he has the ability to handle himself when he's put under pressure and that's a very good sign.

"He only had 226 to bowl at but he didn't show any nerves. He has been very adaptable and handled the situation very well. Today, Umar Akmal came at him quite hard and he responded very well. He varied his pace and demonstrated he knows exactly what he's doing."

Bishoo, who was the highest wicket-taker for his side with figures of 4 for 60, said his focus had been on getting the ball "in the right areas". "I tried to stick to what I normally do," Bishoo said. "I came here today and I knew once I got the ball in the right areas I would get some wickets.

"When I came on to bowl I didn't look too far ahead. I concentrated on what I wanted to do with each ball and how I would attack each batsman. I got a lot of support from the guys on the field and everyone in the dressing room. It was also good the crowd was behind me."

Bishoo, who was the highest wicket-taker for West Indies in the ODI series, said the wicket of opposition captain Misban-ul-Haq, who became his first Test victim, lbw for 2, set the tone for him for the rest of the innings.

"My first wicket was a relief," Bishoo said. "I knew I got him 'dead' in front. He's the main batsman so to get him so early on was a great feeling. The team needed me to come in and do the job at that stage and I was happy I delivered." Bishoo's other three victims were Asad Shafiq, Akmal and Mohammad Salman.

The hosts ended the second day on 34 for 2, giving them an overall lead of 100 runs.