Rampaul wants to deliver KO to Pakistan

Georgetown, Guyana - Ravi Rampaul believes he could be the man to bowl the West Indies to victory in the First Digicel Test at the Guyana National Stadium. After three days of gripping action, the match is poised for a close finish. Pakistan enter Sunday's play on 80-3 in pursuit of 219. The Windies will be in search of seven wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match rubber. Rampaul was sensational with the new ball in an opening over during Saturday's post-tea session as he grabbed two wickets. This followed up his Test-best 3-27 on Friday in the first innings of this ongoing match. "We are one wicket away from the breakthrough. We started really well and with the assistance the bowlers are getting from the pitch we believe we can win this match. The ball swung at the start of the innings and I was able to hit my areas. We will come back in the morning (Sunday) and run in hard at the Pakistan batsmen again," Rampaul said. In recent months Rampaul has improved tremendously with the ball. He put it down to higher fitness levels. In the World Cup he took 5-51 against India in a brilliant spell in Chennai. Earlier this month in the Digicel One Day International Series he took four-wicket hauls in the third match in Barbados and the fifth match in Guyana. "Last year I had an injury in the Test match against South Africa. After that I spoke to the Coach (Ottis Gibson) and he offered me some great advice. He told me I needed to improve my fitness levels and he also told me I could bowl a lot faster and be a major asset to the team. "I went away and did a lot of work in all areas of my game and came back with a new focus. I have been doing a lot of good work with Coach Gibson and the work is paying off. He gives us a lot of good advice and he's easy to work with and easy to talk to. My figures are improving and I'm enjoying my cricket playing for the West Indies." Play will resume on Sunday at 10 am (9 am Jamaica Time)
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