“That’s an early Christmas present from me” – Daren sammy thank fans in Caribbean for their support during the ODI and T20I Series

West Indies head coach Daren sammy says Merry Christmas to the fans in Caribbean for their support during the ODI and T20I Series. West Indies registered a 3-2 series win after the defeated England by four wickets in the fifth T20I match at Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad on Friday.

Speaking at the post-match presentation, sammy showered praise on rovman Powell and his men. When asks is it a first birthday gift, early Christmas gift for you. Are you feeling knowing this atmosphere right now?

Sammy said,

“That’s really good.  I’m really proud of the guys. You know what we’ve been able to accomplish in this, this series we own for Christmas? I mean, all West Indians now could go, and that’s an early Christmas present from me and above. I’ll be late birthday present. But there’s good you know with the World Cup next year here it’s important that we start winning in the Caribbean and I’m really proud of rovman Powell and his men. “

Also, West indies head coach Daren Sammy added his thought on last night match.

“Today is about opportunity. They started off really well, England put us under the pump in the in free and so well, yeah, three and four. And the guys out of meeting, you know some other players, they spoke with the captain had a chance to speak with them without the, without the staff, you know just out some things we spoke about tactical. Being more tactically sound as you could see none of the places with their ball back-to-back overs and I think All in all the guys spread it to them. You know they showed up when it really matters and that makes a good thing keep moving forward.

So Merry Christmas. Enjoy yourself this massive time for family and you know where students could get without the funds is family is not complete. So Merry Christmas. Thanks for the support. See you all in 2024.” Sammy concluded. 

Recapping the match, after winning the toss, West Indies asked England to bat first at the Brian Lara Stadium.

English opener Philip Salt (38 runs from 22 balls) failed to continue his remarkable form but still smashed 5 fours and 1 six. Liam Livingstone (28 runs from 29 balls) and Moeen Ali (23 balls from 21 balls) also tried to boost the visitors’ run rate. But the English side did not fare too well against the West Indies bowling attack and could only score 132/10 in 19.3 overs.

Gudakesh Motie led the home side’s bowling attack and bagged three wickets in his four-over spell. After two disappointing matches, the Caribbean bowlers prevailed in the fifth T20I match.

In the run chase, West Indies opener Johnson Charles (27 runs from 22 balls) started well to set the tone of the game. Later, Hope (43* runs from 43 balls) and Sherfane Rutherford (30 runs from 24 balls) made a crucial partnership to chase the target. Hope stayed on the crease till the last moment and ended the game by smashing a six-over deep cover.

Reece Topley and Adil Rashid took two wickets each in their respective spells.

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