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Kudos to the bowlers


Kudos to the bowlers

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Upbeat following an amazing spell of bowling that crushed the powerful England batting machinery, West Indies pacer Kemar Roach was delighted by his performance and full of praise for bowling colleagues.

I’ve been putting in the work in the nets. I am one of the most experienced bowlers in the team. Today, I felt really good at the crease. The ball came out very well. It’s always tough bowling but I’ve been working and today I got the rewards,” Roach said at a media conference on completion of the second day of the first Test yesterday at Kensington Oval.

“I am very proud of my achievement. I’ve been around for a while and to get my first fiver at home, there is a special, special feeling.”

Uneven bounce

Roach admitted that there was pace and some uneven bounce in the pitch, but the key to the team’s success was the accuracy of the bowlers.

“I thought it (the pitch) quickened up a bit today. There was a little bit more bounce in it, uneven bounce, but it’s all about putting the ball in the right areas,” Roach explained.

“Once you do that as consistently as possible, you will create a lot more chances, a lot more pressure. I think we did that very well today as a bowling team.”

Roach also identified preparation and discipline as crucial factors in their performance so far. (PH)

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