Windies star batsman Jermaine Blackwood revealed that he was disenchanted for getting out earlier than serving to his crew chase the profitable complete towards England within the historic first Check at Southampton.
Jermaine Blackwood. (Reuters Picture)
He missed out of a well-deserving century through the opening Check towards England however West Indies batsman Jermaine Blackwood is extra disenchanted about not having the ability to keep until the goal was achieved. Blackwood scored a match-winning 95 within the second innings as West Indies claimed a four-wicket win over England on Sunday. He was dismissed along with his crew simply 11 wanting the goal of 200.
The 28-year-old has a formidable document towards England, averaging over 50 and his solely century — an unbeaten 112 — additionally got here towards the English crew in Antigua in 2015.
“I used to be very disenchanted in myself after I received out at that stage of the sport,” Blackwood, who had scored 187 runs with a high rating of 79 not out throughout his final tour of England, instructed the Jamaica Observer.
“It was very emotional for me after I received out, not as a result of I received out, it was as a result of I did not take my crew throughout the road. I wasn’t fascinated with the hundred, I used to be simply fascinated with profitable the sport for my crew.” The fitting-handed batsman, who has scored 1469 runs in 29 Assessments for England to this point, acknowledged the boldness proven by his captain Jason Holder and coach Phil Simmons.
Coming to bat with West Indies tottering at 27-3, Blackwood rode his luck and guided his crew nearer to the goal earlier than a second’s lapse of focus noticed him hit straight to Jimmy Anderson at mid-off within the 61st over.
“When you recognize that the captain has all confidence in you it simply makes you’re feeling good. I do know Jason from method again from my Beneath-15 days, so he is aware of what I am able to doing,” he mentioned.
“At no cut-off date after I was going to bat within the second innings I felt stress. Simply earlier than I went out to bat, the coach (Phil Simmons) and the captain each instructed me simply to play my pure sport, however simply be selective.” The second Check begins at Previous Trafford on Thursday.
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