With the collection standing at 0-1 in favor of India, the West Indies, in reply to India’s first-innings rating of 438, appeared unenthusiastic about scoring rapidly through the third day’s play at Queen’s Park Oval.
“The pitch may be very sluggish, very simple for batting. In the direction of the top, it began turning a bit. West Indies had been defensive with the bat too. When there’s an try to play photographs, there’s a possibility to get a wicket however they did not even attempt that,” Mhambrey stated on the finish of day’s play.
“We had been fairly spectacular, our bowlers did no matter was anticipated of them although.”
Expressing his ideas on the pitch, the previous Mumbai and India seamer emphasised the significance of a balanced and sporting wicket, one that provides alternatives for each batsmen and bowlers.
He additional remarked that the present pitch makes it difficult to take 20 wickets, presenting a formidable job for the bowlers.
“Sure, Dominica pitch had flip however we utilised the situations higher, the standard of our bowlers allowed us to make use of it effectively. On this pitch, although, will probably be laborious to take 20 wickets. First goal is to get all of them out within the first innings after which see what lies forward. Clearly, it is laborious work for bowlers on such wickets however yeah, they should not be so flat. It is not entertaining, you wish to get outcomes.”
In a cushty victory, India secured a 1-0 lead within the Take a look at collection after their triumph in Dominica.
On the finish of the third day, the West Indies stood at 229 for 5 and gave the impression to be adopting a defensive strategy, seemingly taking part in for a draw on a pitch that provided little help to the bowlers.
Waiting for the remaining two days of the match, with the West Indies trailing by 209 runs, Mhambrey instructed that early wickets on the fourth morning may considerably assist his group’s possibilities.
“We try to win the match, go session by session. Will see the way it’s after the primary hour. The ball continues to be new fortunately.
“The best way (Mohammed) Siraj and Mukesh (Kumar) have bowled and generated swing, seems to be like we are able to take wickets. One or two wickets early on will throw open the sport. We’re taking part in with the mindset to win,” he stated.
Debutant seamer Mukesh secured his maiden Take a look at wicket by dismissing Kirk McKenzie within the first hour of play. Nevertheless, their momentum was interrupted when rain arrived unexpectedly, resulting in an early lunch break.
“I’m extraordinarily pleased with the progress he (Mukesh) has proven from the primary ball of the primary session he bowled, to the second new ball the place he confirmed some indicators of shifting the brand new ball; it was actual high quality stuff,” Mhambrey stated of the bowler.