West Indian spinner Shane Shillingford is enjoying his success with the ball.
West Indies bowler Shane Shillingford has been reveling in the current Test series against Zimbabwe, as he is the top wicket-taker of the two-match series.
On his return to his home island of Dominica, Shillingford took figures of 5-59 on the first day of the second match against Zimbabwe.
The bowler’s contribution went a long way towards the home side reducing the Zimbabweans to 175 all-out in their first innings.
With the West Indies on 114-2 at close of play Shillingford was delighted when he looked back at his performance in front of his home crowd.
“It was a great day for me,” the 30-year-old is quoted on Cricket World.
“It was wonderful to come out here and get more wickets in front of my home supporters and family.”
Shillingford can now add his five-wicket haul from this match to the nine wickets he took in the first Test in Barbados.
Although Zimbabwe are hardly considered to be the toughest of opponents the off-spinner has had to bowl intelligently throughout the series. His most important wicket so far probably being that of opener Tino Mawoyo, as the Zimbabwean looked to build on a half-century in the first innings in Barbados.
The West Indies look in a strong position to take this current series 2-0 with Chris Gayle (61) and Marlon Samuels (26) unbeaten overnight. Day two will resume at 14.00 GMT on Friday.
If the home side do eventually triumph it will be their sixth Test victory in a row, their longest winning streak since 1988.