Sammy pleased with team
THE WEST INDIES may have lost the three-match Digicel Test cricket series 1-0 to India, but captain Darren Sammy says he is heartened by the fight and general improvement shown by the Caribbean cricketers.
“I am quite happy with the result, starting the first innings with a man down, without one of our key bowlers Ravi (Rampaul) and the way the guys stuck at it,” Sammy said after the inaugural Test at Windsor Park ended in a draw.
Rampaul was unable to bowl in India’s first innings because of a bout of vomiting on the first day of the match but Sammy was full of praise for the second innings batting display, led by centuries from debutant Kirk Edwards and the experienced Shivnarine Chanderpaul as the Windies passed 300 runs for the first time in any of the 2011 home Tests against Pakistan and India.
“We showed lots of character out there with the batting coming good in the very last innings of the series. The way Kirk Edwards played and Shiv batted for a long time, helping us to salvage a draw, so well done to the team,” he said. (EZS)
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