1st Test: 'Lucky-arm' Samuels derails Zimbabwe
14 March, 2013
West Indies allrounder Marlon Samuels expressed his delight as he made his international cricket comeback with a four-wicket haul against Zimbabwe on the first day of the Barbados Test.
The Caribbean side restricted the tourists to 211 and were 18 for two at the close of play.
“Cricket for me is fun, with batting, fielding and bowling,” said Samuels, according to ESPNcricinfo. “Whenever I get a chance to bowl I enjoy it. They call me 'lucky arm' now; I've been picking up some wickets recently. I'm just having fun and enjoying being back.”
Aiding the all-rounder in his figures of four for 13 was spinner Shane Shillingford, who claimed three wickets.
“There was some wonderful bowling by Shillingford. He showed that the slower you bowled on the wicket, you could also get some bounce as well and he did a great job.”
Commenting on the early loss of two wickets that included nightwatchman Kemar Roach's scalp, Samuels admitted that hard work would be required on day two.
“Runs on the board are already on the board. So we need to get past it (Zimbabwe's total) first and then we'll see where it goes from there.”