Captain says team playing good cricketCASTRIESFor
the first time in the series, West Indies captain Brian
Lara was pleased with the way his side achieved victory
over Zimbabwe in the one day series.
It was something I was looking for since the beginning,
Lara said of the comprehensive 10-wicket thrashing in the
fifth ODI of the seven-match series at the Beausejour Cricket
Stadium on Wednesday.
I told the guys if we are batting second, we should
try to accomplish our target in 35 overs and if we are bowling
second, we should at least win the game by 100 runs. Today
it showed that weve done that, weve done it
in style and by 10 wickets as well.
West Indies restricted Zimbabwe to 151 all out in 49.2 overs
and then plundered 156 without loss off 27.4 overs, with
Chris Gayle smashing 95 and Sewnarine Chattergoon, 54.
Lara, newly installed as the regional captain, said he felt
the team had improved since the series began in Antigua
on April 29.
I think we are playing good cricket. We were a bit
slow in the field, but I still think we achieved what we
wanted to, Lara noted.
The guys are batting well. Chris Gayle is heading
into form and (though) we havent had a chance yet
in terms of (Ramnaresh) Sarwan and myself to get big scores,
hopefully, by the weekend in Trinidad, we can get those
scores under our belt and be more confident going into the
West Indies lead the series 4-0, with two matches remaining.