ST GEORGES – Marlon Samuels was the glue that held the West Indies batting together, and was on the verge of his seventh Test century in trying conditions against England on the first day of the second Wisden Trophy cricket Test here yesterday.
Persistent rain delayed the inevitable decision any captain would make on winning the toss in the conditions that prevailed, so it was no surprise that England fielded first when Alastair Cook called correctly at the Grenada National Stadium.
A boisterous crowd that partied all day to deafening DJ music and drums watched wickets fall regularly but by the close, Samuels stood firm, unbeaten on 94 with the West Indies 188 for five from 70 overs after play started one hour and 45 minutes late.
Most of the West Indies batsmen would’ve been bitterly disappointed with the manner of their dismissals.
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