Credit to Mohammed Shami but our batsmen were irresponsible, says Darren Sammy

Darren Sammy was confident that they would look to come back stronger in the second and final Test in Mumbai that will bring curtains down on Sachin Tendulkar's glittering 24-year-long career.

updated: November 08, 2013 22:06 IST
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Kolkata: West Indies skipper Darren Sammy on Friday gave debutante pacer Mohammad Shami the credit for India's crushing win but also blamed his batsmen for their "rash and irresponsible" shots which cost them the first Test of the two-match series inside three days.

"We are much better team than how we played. Credit must go to India the way used the old ball especially the debutant Shami," Sammy told reporters after India took a 1-0 lead with an innings and 51-run victory.

"He got the ball reversing quite well and our batsmen were not patient enough starting with me and from the top. We got the ball to move, to reverse a little bit. The difference between our bowlers and Shami was the length.

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