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Windies bounce back in style


Windies bounce back in style

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THE VALUE of the West Indies demolition of Pakistan cannot be overestimated.

All right, it wasn’t pluperfect. The openers faltered again, a few catches were missed, the incredulity of Pakistan four down for a single run mounted to 160 in the end. But such observations are purely nit-picking.

Even the statistic that there have only been nine bigger winning margins than 150 in their 42 years of ODI cricket doesn’t begin to tell the true story.

This was a team transformed in four days from the lethargic, seemingly distracted bunch that succumbed to Ireland into an irresistible juggernaut.

The scowls of Monday were replaced by beaming, Colgate smiles. Players who kept their distance from one another then were now hugging each other; it was like some mass love-in.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.