Sammy's fireworks rattled us: Clarke

Apr 22, 2012, 07:38 IST | IANS

Australia captain Michael Clarke admitted he was slightly worried about losing the second Test against the West Indies, especially after the way his opposite number Darren Sammy set about the run chase.

Sammy was unbeaten on a cameo 30 from 26 balls when persistent rain ended the Windies’ pursuit of 215 for victory and forced a draw at Queen’s Park Oval on Thursday.

Darren Sammy. Pic/AFP

The West Indies were 53 for two when the game was called off. However, Clarke said he believed once spinners Nathan Lyon and Michael Beer had entered the attack, Australia would have bowled West Indies out. Clarke said: “The facts are that we still could have lost, that’s for sure, the way Darren was batting. West Indies have a pretty strong batting line-up with (Shiv) Chanderpaul in good form. But I was confident the two spinners could have spun us to victory.”

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