May 28, 2008
West Indies batsmen need to learn from the way the experienced Shivnarine Chanderpaul compiled his courageous century in the first Test, says their captain Ramnaresh Sarwan.
Sarwan said Chanderpaul’s 18th Test hundred was one of the positives from the match and this, according to Sarwan, was something his team-mates should try to emulate.
“Obviously, we’ve got a lot to take from this match. We’ve got Fidel [Edwards] bowling very well and Shiv’s hundred,” said Sarwan.
Chanderpaul was floored by a painful blow on the back of the helmet by Australia fast bowler Brett Lee which left him in a daze, but got up and went on to make 118 after receiving on-the-field treatment.
“I thought he showed a lot of determination and courage. It is important that we try and take a page out of his book in the way he batted and we got to continue to be positive,” Sarwan said.
He was also happy with West Indies’ fielding. “It is the best I have seen us field in the longest while.”
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