Gibson confident of batsmen bailing WI out in 2nd Test
Bridgetown: The West Indies coach Ottis Gibson is confident that his batsmen, who have flopped so far, would come good in the ongoing second cricket Test against India.
In the rain-affected match, only 25.3 overs were bowled on the second day yesterday but the hosts have lost five wickets for 98 in reply to India`s first innings score of 201. But Gibson believes that the two men currently on the crease -- Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Marlon Samuels -- would be able to bail the team out.
"We are looking forward to the third day. The second day was badly rain-interrupted and that is history. The pair at the crease has done a good job for us so far and there is plenty ahead of them. We know what Chanderpaul can do and he has showed a lot of application in his innings so far," said Gibson.
"Marlon is now coming back into the team and he has looked good so far. He is really looking forward to this opportunity in this Test and hopefully he will continue to show the fighting skills he has demonstrated. He came in at a crucial time and has played well so far. We expect him to continue. This is a crucial partnership as there is still a lot of cricket left in the match," he added.
Gibson also heaped praises on the Windies bowlers, who did well on the first day to dismiss India for 201 after Darren Sammy elected to field.
Ravi Rampaul, Devendra Bishoo and Fidel Edwards chipped in with three wickets each.
"The bowlers again did their job very well and they deserve the praise. It is good to see them putting in the hard work and getting the rewards," said Gibson.