Fidel says everything clicked in win
Trinidad Express article.
Port of Spain, Trinidad - Barbados pacer Fidel Edwards said he got everything right in their seven wicket NAGICO Super50 semi-final win over Guyana at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain on Thursday night and wants to continue his good form into today’s final against hosts Trinidad and Tobago.
Edwards picked up four for 16 including the top three Guyanese batsmen to set up his team’s win.
Guyana were dismissed for 181, with Edwards coming back at the end of the innings to complete two run outs and remove the last batsman to ensure his team had a small target to chase.
After that, Dwayne Smith hit 61 off 31 balls to get the Bajans off to a speedy start before Kraigg Brathwaite’s 55 not out off 122 balls anchored them to victory.
Speaking after the win, Edwards said his team hit all their targets throughout the contest.
“The way we came out and played, we got most of what we talked about in the team meeting right and we bowled good areas on a low wicket but we kept going. The spinners bowled well so we came and bowled as a unit.”
Of his own performance, the West Indies fast bowler believes everything fell into place for him.
“I got my pace and everything right for the wicket. In the other games, I probably was trying to bowl a bit too fast, but now I got my pace and length right so it has been working out for me.” he said.
As for the run out Anthony Bramble which effectively ended the Guyanese innings, Edwards said: “I was quite surprised I hit the stumps because I have been missing it in practice, so it was good to finally hit the stumps for once.”
Edwards added about his bowling: “I have been getting my yorkers spot-on. It has been something I have been working on in the nets, so hopefully I can continue that in the final.”
Looking ahead to today’s final against T&T, Edwards said: “Trinidad have been playing some good cricket since we beat them and we know they are playing at home and we know they are going to come pretty hard at us. We just got to stay focused and keep hitting our targets and go out there and win.”
He added: “The key for us is to play as a unit, stick together, even if they get a good partnership of if they get a couple of early wickets.”