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‘The Wall’ blocks Windies


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‘The Wall’ blocks Windies

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From humble foundations, Rahul Dravid constructed an innings so solid that he has virtually batted the West Indies out of the first Digicel Test.
The spectators at Sabina Park yesterday needed no reminding that Dravid’s 32nd Test century, and fourth against the West Indies, would not have happened at all had Darren Sammy not missed the chance to dismiss him on Tuesday afternoon.
Dravid was only six at the time. But at no stage following the moment he looked back to see Sammy at second slip put down his snick off Ravi Rampaul did he flirt with danger again.
They couldn’t stop Dravid at all yesterday. At least not before he brought the experience, mental aptitude and considerable skill acquired over 151 Tests to bear at a testing time. (GW)
 
Full story in today’s DAILY NATION.
 

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