“KEEP your heads high!”
That’s the advice from West Indies captain Darren Sammy to his team following the loss of the opening Digicel Test against Australia yesterday.
“We did a lot of good things, and remember in the pre-match interview both captains said one bad hour could turn around the game, and that’s exactly what happened in this Test match,” Sammy said after West Indies’ three-wicket defeat at Kensington Oval.
“We dominated Australia for three and a half days and even today (yesterday) when we bowled, we made them fight for that 190. Like we have shown throughout the One-Day and Twenty 20 series, we believe we do not only compete but we can win games against good opposition. Even yesterday, when we went in at 74 for four, I think, or five, we believe had we gotten to 220, we would have declared as well and give them a target.”
Sammy reckoned they could have won had they batted into the post-lunch session but Australia, given 61 overs to complete their target, held their nerve to win despite a slight stutter.
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