Gave Bishoo 'eight soft wickets' - Arthur

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said his batsmen had given West Indies legspinner Devendra Bishoo "eight soft wickets" during their second-innings collapse on the fourth day of the day-night Test in Dubai. "I am not going to take anything away from the way Bishoo bowled because he bowled really, really well," Arthur said. "I thought we gave him eight soft wickets. We were cutting against the spin, some lazy shots. That is something we have spoken hard about because that's not how we play the game. We want to be a team that closes the opposition out when we get the opportunity and we didn't."

Bishoo, whose returns of 8 for 49 were the best by a visiting bowler in Asia, said he had reflected on his performance in the first innings - 2 for 125 in 35 overs - and decided to bowl straighter, targeting the stumps, in the second innings.

"Last evening I spent some time thinking about how I had bowled in the first innings and I was bowling most likely fourth-fifth stump and they were cutting the ball down to cover for a single all the time," Bishoo said.

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