Sammy reflects after ODI series

Leeds, England – Persistent rain washed out the third and final One-day International between England and West Indies on Friday.

Not a ball was bowled at Headingley, as the wet weather ensured that the covers remained on the playing area.

The outcome meant that West Indies lost the three-match series 0-2, following a 114-run defeat under the Duckworth-Lewis Method in the first ODI last Saturday at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton and an eight-wicket loss in the second ODI at the Kia Oval in London.

“All of us were happy with the prospects for the ODI series,” said West Indies captain Darren Sammy. “But this is a perfect case of ‘cricket don’t play on paper’.

“You could have the best-looking team, but at the end of the day, you have to go out on the pitch and perform. We have not done this in the ODI series and England went about doing the job very professionally.”

Sammy said West Indies had one final chance to impress on the tour, when they face the host in a Twenty20 on Sunday at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

“Winning the T20 would be a good way to end and finish on a high note, so we can take that momentum into the series we have against New Zealand,” he said. “Winning would be a good way to finish.”

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 04:44