Kolkata, November 13: One down in the three-Test series, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy today said they would look to capitalise on the positives from the opening match and bounce back in the second game beginning here tomorrow.
West Indies troubled the famed Indian batting in the first innings to take a 95-run first innings lead but a spineless display by the batsmen in the second essay meant India fought back for a five-wicket win and lead the three-match series 1-0.
Sammy said they let the Indians dictate too much in the Delhi Test, something they need to overcome for the Eden Test beginning tomorrow.
“Before the start of the series we had said we will play fearless cricket. Despite the result, we did, basically control the first two days of the first Test, it took a lot of experience from that Indian batting line up to bounce back,” Sammy said.
“Maybe had we batted better in the second innings it would have been a different ball game. The camp is not down, we still have the belief that once again we could win the key moments of the game,” he added.
Citing example of the recently-concluded Australia and South Africa Test where the former were bowled out for 47 in the second innings to lose the match, Sammy said: “We saw in Test how one session can affect the entire match. It is about capitalising the key moments.
“Hopefully we can do it in this Test match and bounce back. We never said it would be easy coming to India. It is difficult but not impossible. For us, losing 15 wickets for 220 runs was the key period of the match,” he said.
Highlighting the bright spots of the first Test, Sammy said, “It is important that we play well in all aspects. We bowled out India for under 220.”