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“Nothing short of fabulous the way the West Indies played to go one-up in the Test in the series against the touring Englishmen at Sabina Park today.” The words of the Honourable Olivia “Babsy” Grange, Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports.
Speaking after the West Indies won the first Test match at Sabina Park this afternoon with a day to spare, Minister Grange, who was at Sabina Park for most of the Test match, said that the entire West Indies team played as if they really wanted to win the match and did so in fine style beating England by more than an innings and in four days.
She said Captain Chris Gayle led from the front in scoring his maiden Test Century on his home ground, Sabina Park and that he received superb support from Ramnaresh Sarwan who scored his 12th Test Century in the match. She also had high praises for Brendan Nash for his half-century.
“But I believe that bowlers laid the foundation for our victory,” Minister Grange said. “Jerome Taylor with his magnificent five-wicket haul in the second innings and Sulieman Benn, picking up four wickets in either innings of the match, bowled simply magnificently.”
“No one would have predicted that the West Indies would have got England out for a mere 51 runs in the second innings.”
The Sports Minister who said she was very pleased by the large turnout of supporters at Sabina Park wished the team continued success in the other Test matches of the series, the second of which will be played in Antigua and Barbuda.

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