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Ishant Plans To Wrap Up Windies Tail Early On Day 5

Dominica, July 10: India's pace bowling spearhead Ishant Sharma plans to wrap up the West Indian tail early on the final day to give his side a memorable 2-0 victory in the three-Test series in
ishant plans to wrap up windies tail early on day...
PTI July 10, 2011 19:14 IST

Dominica, July 10: India's pace bowling spearhead Ishant Sharma plans to wrap up the West Indian tail early on the final day to give his side a memorable 2-0 victory in the three-Test series in the Caribbean.

The 22-year-old Ishant, who has taken two five-wicket and one 10-wicket haul in the series so far, observed that the West Indies batsmen struggled against bouncers at the Windsor Park.

"If you look at this track, it's not easy to play bouncers. It's a slow track and we need to be patient, the less they make the better for us," said Ishant, who has had roaring success in the series with 22 wickets so far at an average of 15.13 and economy rate of 2.95.

The West Indies presently lead India by 81 runs but have only four wickets left going into the final day with the second new ball being just three overs old.



To stress on his point, Ishant pointed out that the West Indian hero of the day, Kirk Edwards, found it difficult to play bouncers properly.

"He was top edging bouncers and a few such shots fell in vacant areas. Kirk played well but he could have been out a few times," he said.

"I still feel we bowled very well and didn't allow them to score at a rate of more than 2-odd per over." PTI

 

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