Blackwood knew he had to get stuck in
WEST INDIES middle order batsman Jermaine Blackwood says that the pitch at Kensington Oval yesterday was a difficult one to bat on.
The Jamaican topscored with 85 before he was the last man out, but said he had to show a great degree of restraint on a strip that many initially thought was much better for batting than bowling.
“It was a tough pitch and you had to ‘get in’ on it and bat, but I am a positive guy, so I was determined to go out there and get some runs on the board,” he said.
“The new ball moved around a bit. What you had to do was to see off the new ball. Once that shine came off it was much easier to bat, so that’s why I said, ‘Let me just grind out that early swing’. But the coaching staff reminded me all the time to play my natural game.”
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