Windies bowling demolition job no surprise - claims Windies coach Estick

Devendra Bishoo

Windies bowling coach Roddy Estwick insists he was not surprised by the sensational effort which restricted hosts Zimbabwe to 159 on Sunday, based on the fact that the bowling unit has put in sensational performances all year.

Led by an impressive 5 for 79 from spinner Devendra Bishoo the Windies restricted Zimbabwe to claim first innings honours after scoring 219 in their turn at the crease.  The spinner, who had struggled to take wickets in different conditions one month ago in England, accounted for the majority of Zimbabwe’s top order and earned the second fourth five-wicket haul of his career.  Pacer Kemar Roach and captain Jason Holder provided solid support after claiming two wickets each.

"Over the last year the bowling department has been functioning well, so I'm not surprised that we were able to bowl them out under our score," Estwick said.

"The bowling unit has been outstanding all year, and once Bishoo came to the party. I wasn't surprised we restricted them to this score,” he added.

"He didn't have the best tour of England," Estwick conceded. "It's a difficult place to bowl. But if you look [at the last year], he got 30 wickets in that period so he's been quite successful. He got eight wickets in Dubai on a flat track as well, so he does his job. The bowling unit has been outstanding

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