Sammy - Put up higher price

Skipper wants his batsmen to help out West Indies bowlers more

Last Updated: 28/05/12 6:42pm

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Darren Sammy: Wants his side to score more runs to back their bowlers more

Darren Sammy: Wants his side to score more runs to back their bowlers more

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West Indies captain Darren Sammy wants his side to have more focus and put a higher price on their wickets.

England looked poised to claim a large first-innings lead at the end of day two, on 259 for two on a largely unresponsive track, but the Windies' bowlers ensured the advantage was just 58 runs by the time the tourists came out to bat for a second time.

Yet, not for the first time in this series, their top order failed to fire and handed the initiative right back to England, who sealed a nine wicket win on Tuesday to clinch the series.

Sammy said: "I think we just have to be more focused, continue working hard and put a higher price on our wickets.

Fought back

"We as a batting group have to really appreciate what the bowlers go out and do because we work really hard for the wickets we get against England and when it's our turn to bat we don't really put a high price on our wickets."
Darren Sammy Quotes of the week

"We did really well to put ourselves back in the game because on the end of the second day England were looking at a 200 lead but the bowlers fought back.

"We as a batting group have to really appreciate what the bowlers go out and do because we work really hard for the wickets we get against England and when it's our turn to bat we don't really put a high price on our wickets."

Sammy, who scored his first Test century in his side's first innings, acknowledged a lack of focus at crucial times in the game is a common problem and has not ruled out making changes for the third Test.

"It has been affecting us for the last year but still we managed to keep ourselves in the game," he added.

"We really have to consider how we go about playing the cricket, we've been playing for a while now and we're not ready so something has to be done."

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