Friday, March 12, 2010

West Indies Facing Zimbabwe

CaribWorldNews, ARNOS VALE, St. Vincent,

Fri. Mar. 12, 2010: The West Indies cricket squad is set to face Zimbabwe again Friday, fresh from their Wednesday win over the visitors.

The Windies team will face Zimbabwe in the fourth Digicel ODI at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex. The face-off comes as Darren Sammy starred with the ball on Wednesday to help hand the West Indies a comprehensive victory by 141 runs in the third Digicel One-Day International.

Sammy ended with career-best figures of 4-26 off 10 overs. Fast bowler Kemar Roach (3-28) helped Sammy rip through the Zimbabwe batting line-up after a Shiv Chanderpaul (58) led the West Indies to 245-9 off their allotted 50 overs.

`I am very pleased with my performance and most of all I am pleased that the team won and we now have a lead in the series. It was a total team effort and as a team we are very happy,` said Sammy who was named Man-of-the-Match. `We want to continue improving and win again in the two matches to come. I was asked by the captain to create pressure and that is what I did. Today the pitch had some grass and it was helping my seam bowling so I knew I had to pitch the ball up, and try to get some movement off the seam.`

Captain Chris Gayle praised Sammy for his brilliant effort and also lauded the team for the fight they showed on the field.

`It was definitely a team effort and I am very happy with the result. Well done Darren Sammy. He was asked to deliver today and he did so in great style. After losing the first match of the series, we have started to show signs of improvement so we want to continue that and lift the standards even higher. It feels good to win, but this is the beginning. I am sure Zimbabwe will come back hard at us on Friday and we should not get too carried away now.`

The Windies now have a 2-1 lead in the five-match Digicel Series. The fifth and final Digicel ODI is set for Sunday, also at the Arnos Vale. Both matches start at 9:30 am (8:30 am Jamaica Time).