Dhaka, Mar 4 (bdnews24.com) — West Indies captain says they never anticipated that the match will be such an easy win.
At the post-match press meet at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla Stadium on Friday, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy said that though they were confident about winning, he did not think they would ‘win so easily.’
West Indies made significant progress towards the quarterfinals with their inflicting a crushing defeat on Bangladesh.
West Indians blew away Bangladesh for 58 in just 18.5 overs, the lowest ever total made by a Full ICC Member nation in a World Cup tournament.
Sammy thought the reason for their success was that they had ‘practiced hard and played well’.
The captain, however, saw no reason to look upon the victory as an act of revenge. “It’s just a small step towards bringing West Indies’ lost glory back,” he said.
When asked what he would have chosen if he won the toss, he replied, “Let’s not say that. Let’s just say it was better that we lost the toss.”
To a query, whether he saw the cup in the horizon after this win, Sammy replied, “We want to advance step by step. Our target now is to win the next match.”
“I told the bowlers to do their thing. Kamer Roach made a good start and Suleiman Benn did good as well,” the skipper said.
Asked to comment on the wicket, Sammy said it was a good wicket and his bowlers knew very well how to bowl in a batting wicket.