World Twenty20: West Indies batted much better, says Darren Sammy

World Twenty20: Darren Sammy hails a much-improved batting performance by the West Indies

Darren Sammy felt West Indies batted “much better” as the defending champions secured their first win of the World Twenty20.

Sammy’s side posted a target of 171-7 after Dwayne Smith smashed 10 four and three sixes in a blistering innings of 72.

Bangladesh struggled against the World T20 champions as captain Mushfiqur Rahim posted his side’s best score of 22.

The hosts were eventually limited to 98 all out in 19.1 overs, and Sammy was thrilled with his side’s all-round performance in the Group 2 encounter.

“We batted much better and then the bowlers did a good job, so were happy to get off the mark,” said Sammy.

“Once we got over 160 we backed our bowlers and we got it by a big margin which will also help our net run-rate.”

Meanwhile, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur pointed to a couple of dropped catches as a key reason for their defeat in their opening Super 10 match.

Mushfiqur said: “It was disappointing. The bowling was good but we dropped a couple of catches and let a couple of cheap boundaries through, so we gave away about 20 runs.

“Between 130 and 150 would have been a different ball game.”

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