[www.inewsguyana.com] – “It was a fantastic win. The conditions were tough for the bowlers,” says West Indies Test Captain Denesh Ramdin; adding that “the pitch was placid, it was one in which you had to keep working well. Sulieman Benn put on a marathon spell. We were a bit lazy in the field. We hope we don’t take it lightly against the lower order next time.”
Ramdin, speaking to the media, also expressed the hope that his team can get a good pitch in Barbados, where batsmen can score runs and fast bowlers can take wickets.
Kraigg Brathwaite, who was the Man of the Match, making his first test century said “I was looking forward to it (to the hundred). I have been doing a lot of work, especially against spin. I put in a lot of hard work, stayed positive and it worked well. It was not easy staying away from the team.”
Meanwhile, New Zealand Captain Brendon McCullum said “I thought we were pretty good for most of the Test match but that first innings, getting out for 220-odd was not good.”
“West indies deserved to win. We were 160 for 3 and we were in a very good position then, we could have gone on to record 400, but there were no partnerships. Credit to West Indies for coming back after we had them back for the first two sessions of the Test. We will cop that on the chin, we were second best, but we need to make sure we come back strongly in the next Test.”