Samuels stands upSamuels smashing the winning six in the Super Over. (Picture courtesy of windiescricket.com)
Wed, October 03, 2012 - 12:05 AM
Marlon Samuels has been the West Indies’ go-to man in the ICC World Twenty20 Cup in Sri Lanka.
He has been called upon to perform some key roles with both bat and ball and has not really let the Caribbean side down.
In the second Super Eight encounter against England, he was summoned to bowl the final over, and on Monday, Samuels came up trumps again after taking on the responsibility.
He delivered the final over against New Zealand when 13 runs were needed by the “Black Caps” to win. But he held his nerve, forcing a tie and triggering the Super Over contest.
Once again, captain Darren Sammy entrusted him to bowl that Super Over with his flat, off-spin. Samuels conceded 17 runs in that over, but returned with his Jamaican compatriot Chris Gayle to reach the required target and secure the Windies’ berth in the semi-finals.
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