I could have performed better – Marlon Samuels: Pakistan v West Indies

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I could have performed better – Marlon Samuels: v West Indies made his comeback to Test cricket with a bang and scored 57 runs when his team was in dire trouble.
He was not totally satisfied with his batting and revealed that he was well set and was in a position to contribute more runs.
He came to the crease when West Indies had lost three top order batsmen at just 54 runs and Pakistani bowlers were in full swing.
Samuels shared a 40-run partnership for the fourth wicket with, for the seventh wicket.
West Indies managed 184 runs for the loss of eight wickets at the of the second day’s play.
Samuels commented on his innings, saying, "This was my first innings on my return to Test cricket and I conditioned my mind to play a long innings for the team, it was a good feeling to go out there and play the way I did for the team but I'm not totally
satisfied. I have been getting runs since I came back into first-class cricket for Jamaica and I was looking to carry on and go all the way today.”
Samuels was looking good after scoring his fifty. He could have achieved a three figure score with a little more concentration, but lost his wicket when he was trying to accelerate the scoring.
"I reached 50 and my goal was to go on and get a hundred. I was thinking once I got to three figures the team would be a good position and we would get the lead. I wanted to be there to get the target for the team,” he shared. and Jamaica.
He has played 29 Test matches and has scored 1408 runs at an average of 28.73 runs.
Samuels came back to cricket after he was banned for two years on charges of being related to book makers.
Samuels shared a 14-run partnership with and assured him that he has the qualities to bat long and could assist the team with useful runs from his bat.
Roach and were at the crease with unbeaten 10 and 15 runs respectively.
Samuels is fully involved in the ongoing Test match and has predicted that the tail enders fight back with the bat and can contribute useful runs which can enable West Indies to grip the match.



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