Sammy - Win will save us

Windies skipper says victory in third test will be an 'achievement'

Last Updated: 06/06/12 3:12pm

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West Indies captain Darren Sammy says his side will "go all out" to salvage some pride by winning the third Test against England at Edgbaston.

Despite the fact England have already secured the series after taking victory in both of the first two Tests, Sammy insists the Windies still have plenty to play for.

An overall series defeat could be expected when playing the top-ranked Test side in the world on their own soil, but Sammy believes a win in one of the matches would be something to be proud of.

"We came here knowing it would be tough," the all-rounder told Sky Sports ahead of the third Test, which starts on Thursday.

"We've only got one Test match left and we'll try and get a win. If we come to England and win a Test against the number one ranked team it is still an achievement for us.

"So we're going to go all out in this Test match to try to do so."

Dogged batting from the likes of Sammy, Marlon Samuels and Shivnarine Chanderpaul has frustrated England at certain points in the series so far.


But the skipper knows his side need to be more consistent to stop the outcome of the third Test being the same as the first two, which England have won by five and nine wickets respectively.

Sammy added: "We came here promising that we would play hard and we've done that but we've not (done it for) a sustainable period of time.

"If you're playing the number one team you've got to be at your best throughout the five days and we've only managed it in patches.

"So hopefully we will have longer sessions of play where we have England on the back foot and we keep them like that.

"We all know what it's going to take because England won't let that happen. So it's going to be tough but we are confident we can go out and execute."

West Indies have called Indian Premier League standout Sunil Narine into their squad for the Edgbaston clash and Sammy believes the spinner can add an extra dimension to the tourists' attack.

He said: "Everybody is saying he's the mystery guy. It's good to have him in the team. (England) is a difficult place for spinners to make their debuts but with the armoury he has up his sleeve he's a good asset to us."

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