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Sammy - We will keep believing

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – West Indies captain Darren Sammy says Wednesday’s three-wicket loss to Australia in the opening Test here will not damage his side’s growing self confidence and has urged his troops not to despair, despite the hugely disappointing result.

Windies focussed on winning, says Sammy

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Darren Sammy’s steady medium-fast bowling put West Indies in control of the first Digicel Test against Australia, giving them a chance of forcing an outright victory.

Sammy was brilliant with the new ball in the opening session on the third day on Easter Monday holiday. His superb control on the off stump got rid of Ed Cowan (14) as he edged to ‘keeper Carlton Baugh, and then struck again with a similar delivery, as Dave Warner (42) was snapped up by Darren Bravo at second slip.

Windies stay ahead on Day 3

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Purposeful bowling from West Indies upstaged Australia’s much feared batsmen, keeping them on a leash in the first Digicel Test on Monday.

Captain Darren Sammy set the tone with two wickets for 33 runs from 15 overs, as Australia, replying to the Windies’ first innings total of 449 for nine declared, reached 248 for five – two runs away from making the hosts bat again – when bad light stopped play 10 overs early on the third day at Kensington Oval.

Little reward for WI before tea

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A session that promised much, delivered little reward for West Indies and Australia staged a fight-back in the first Digicel Test on Monday.

Chirpy makes debut at Kensington

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – For “Chirpy” the Cricket, sharing in the fun of the interval display by the Scotiabank Kiddy cricketers during lunch on the second day of the first Digicel Test between West Indies and Australia on Sunday at Kensington Oval was a coming home of sorts.

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