Confident India ready for second Test at Sabina Park


July 30, 2016
India celebrate during the fourth day of the first Seagram's Royal Stag Test match between West Indies and India at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua on Sunday. WICB Media Photo/Johnny Jno Baptiste
@Normal:West Indies captain Jason Holder arriving in the island on Wednesday ahead of the second Test which starts today.


Batsman Cheteshwar Pujara says India will not be getting ahead of themselves despite dominating West Indies in last week's opening Test in Antigua.

The tourists produced a clinical all-round performance to hammer West Indies by an innings and 92 runs inside four days at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium but Pujara said the team would not be overconfident as they geared up for the second Test starting here today.

"The first aim is to win the series and after that we would like to win all the Test matches but one Test match at a time, so we'll be focusing on winning this Test match," the right-hander told reporters here.

"We are in a positive environment and all of the guys are charged up for this Test match."

bold half-century

India were exceptional over the four days of the first Test, amassing 566 for eight declared after opting to bat first before scuttling out the hosts for under 250 each time they batted.

Crucial for India was the performance of their lower order with Ravi Ashwin hitting his third Test hundred and leg-spinner Amit Mishra getting a bold half-century.

Pujara praised his side's performance and said it was important India extended this trend at Sabina Park over the coming days.

"If you see the first Test match, there was enough pace and bounce on the wicket and we did well so we just need to continue the things that we have been doing well and as a batting unit we have been doing well," he noted.

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