Bravo - We will beat Aus
Dwayne Bravo says he has 'no doubt' that the West Indies will score the 241 runs required to beat Australia on the final day.
By Joe Drabble
Last Updated: 26/05/08 9:58am
Dwayne Bravo says he has 'no doubt' that the West Indies will score the 241 runs required to beat Australia on the final day of the first Test at Sabina Park.
Bravo was on top form with the ball as he helped the islanders dismiss the tourists for just 167 on Sunday, with figures of 4-47.
Despite losing the wicket of Brenton Parchment before stumps, the hosts finished on 46-1 before bad light and rain stopped play in Kingston, and Bravo is adamant he and his team-mates can finish the job when they resume play on Monday morning.
"We are in a very good position at this time and it is up to us as a team to continue the good work," Bravo said.
"Once we ensure that we don't lose early wickets to let the Australians back in the game, and once we have a good first session, I have no doubt that we are going to go on and win the game.
"We have to go out there, be positive and believe we are going to get the runs."
Bravo also revealed that prayer had become a major part of the team's preparation, and that former West Indies wicketkeeper David Williams had brought a real "togetherness" since his appointment as assistant coach.
"That wasn't there before," Bravo said. "One thing that stands out is that the team has been praying three times a day and I think that is the most important thing."
The all-rounder has in the past failed to convert good scores into fifties and hundreds - he scored a quick-fire 46 in the first innings - but insists that the big scores will come as he continues to learn his trade.
"That is something I've got to work on," he said. "I've been working on it and I know I will get over it.
"I'm 24 years old, I started at a young age and I am learning my cricket at the international level, which is a difficult thing."