Windies Win Over United Arab Emirates XI

News Americas, DUBAI, UAE, Mon. Oct. 3, 2011: Marlon Samuels is indeed back and making a difference for the West Indies cricket squad.

On the heels of being cleared by the ICC over his method of bowling, Samuels helped the Windies to a win over the United Arab Emirates XI.

Samules hit 53 from 69 balls with five boundaries and a huge straight six as the Windies amassed 315 off 49.5 overs. He then got the ball to spin and bounce to grab three quick wickets for 13 from 8.1 overs as UAE XI folded for 70 from 38.1 overs and the West Indies took the first win of the UAE tour.

Batting Consultant Desmond Haynes said he was pleased with the way the batsmen went about their work as the squad continues preparations for the upcoming tour which features a T20 International, three One Day Internationals and two Tests.

“It was a good day for the team and it was pleasing to see the batsmen spending time at the crease, looking to score and put runs on the board and making wise use of the excellent conditions. It was good that four guys managed to get over 50 and we went on to get a big victory,” said Haynes, the legendary opening batsman.