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West Indies vs Sri Lanka: We have shown that it isn’t a one man show, says Darren Sammy

Andre Fletcher, opening the innings instead of Chris Gayle, powered West Indies home with a 64-ball 84.

By: PTI | Bengaluru |
Updated: March 21, 2016 4:02:46 pm
Carlos Brathwaite in his first ball of the match in the third over got in-form Tillakaratne Dilshan out. (Source: PTI)

“It is not a one-man show for us,” avowed West Indies skipper Darren Sammy as Andre Fletcher filled in the big boots of injured Chris Gayle with a remarkable 84-run knock against Sri Lanka, on Sunday .

Gayle pulled his hamstring while fielding and did not bat in West Indies’ chase. Fletcher opened the innings and played a gem of a knock to lead his side to win.

“I hope that he (Gayle) recovers but what we have shown today is that it’s not a one man show. The way Fletcher stepped up in the absence of Gayle showed that we have 15 potential match winners,” Sammy said making the point clear that they are not depended on just Gayle.

“It was good to see the way we bowled. And then the way Fletcher batted was brilliant. I’m happy as a captain. When you select someone and they have immediate impact you are happy,” he said.

Sammy also praised his spinners Samuel Badree and Suleiman Benn who gave away just 25 runs in their eight overs.

“The spinners are the ones getting the wickets and keeping down the rate. The way Badree and Benn bowled in the Powerplay was great. Badree kept taking wickets and that helped,” he said.

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