WEST INDIES middle order batsmen Darren Bravo and Jermaine Blackwood provided the rhythm for thousands of their singing fans to finally silence the English Barmy Army after two and a half tense days at Kensington Oval yesterday.
Needing to score 192 to tie the series, the West Indies’ fans were numbed when the dependable Shivnarine Chanderpaul played on for a duck just after tea to leave the regional team in strife on 80 for four.
That saw the Barmy Army, who had outnumbered the West Indies fans almost eight to two, striking up their various tunes all around the historic ground. With ditties in support of their highly-rated pacer James Anderson, the Barmy Army’s constant chanting and singing were reminiscent of the 1970s with the chants of “Kill, Kill” that spurred on the feared Australians Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thompson. (KB)
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