Home > News >

Marlon Samuels disappointed to miss triple century

Marlon Samuels is disappointed to miss triple century

Marlon Samuels struck 260 as West Indies piled up 564 for four on the third day of the second Test against Bangladesh © AFP

Khulna: Nov 24, 2012

Despite stroking his first ever Test double century, West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels is still a disappointed man.

The right-hander struck 260 as West Indies piled up 564 for four on the third day of the second Test against Bangladesh at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, CMC reported on Friday.

However, Samuels lamented his failure to become only the fifth West Indies batsman to eclipse the 300-run mark.

“I’m definitely very disappointed that I did not pass 300, but a double-century is a double-century, and it’s a big milestone, so I guess I will have to allow it to sink in and enjoy the achievement,” he told reporters.

“To be honest, if I did not get out, I would have been waiting for the spinners to come back on to bowl. The ball was still new and it’s still a slow surface, and I would have been hitting sixes for the rest of the evening.”

He continued: “I said before the series I wanted to score a few more international hundreds this year and so this would count as two in my mind, but I am looking forward to the One-day Internationals to follow, and I’m sure everyone will enjoy watching.”

Starting the day unbeaten on 109, Samuels carried on from where he left Thursday, plundering the bowling to strike 31 fours and three sixes in an innings that lasted 10 hours and 18 minutes, and consumed 455 balls.

He batted quickly in the morning but slowed his tempo in the afternoon session, and noted that it was an important that he played a controlled innings.

“The way Bangladesh have played the game, it’s a slow pitch and they have placed a number of fielders on the boundary and they were tempting me to score over the top consistently,” he said.

“When I slowed down, I was just playing smart cricket because there were a number of singles that were there to be taken and I didn’t mind doing this until the fielders came closer and gave me the chance to score over the top.”

The Jamaican has scored heavily since returning to international cricket last year following a two-year ban for inappropriate ties to a bookie. He has now amassed 866 runs at an average of 86.60 in his last seven Tests, all this year.

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Hamilton

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 72 runs

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

AB de Villiers praises team after win in 1st ODI

Pakistan hold advantage at stumps on Day 3 of 1st Test against Australia

Asad Shafiq emerges as dependable No 6 for Pakistan

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Mitchell Johnson shows signs of effectiveness on unhelpful surfaces

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: Vital for Brendon McCullum to find form quickly

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Duleep Trophy India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Duleep Trophy 2014: Central Zone lead by 81 runs as North Zone bowled out for 457

Laxmi Ratan Shukla to lead Bengal in upcoming One-Day series

David Warner feels lucky to have equalled Don Bradman’s record

Kapil Dev’s Dev Musco Lighting accused of inflated costs by GCA

VVS Laxman advises budding batsmen to score big hundreds

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Spin hunt continues for visitors

Sarfaraz Ahmed may have trumped the Akmals as Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman across formats

Don Bradman — even if every chance he ever gave in his career was accepted, he would still remain head and shoulders above the others

Len Hutton’s hundred gets reported as illness

Viv Richards’ 6/41 bowls West Indies to a thrilling victory over India

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

How to make tamarind or imli packs for hair and skin

Duleep Trophy 2014: Central Zone lead by 81 runs as North Zone bowled out for 457

BREAKING NEWS: Fire on the sets of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and Kumkum Bhagya

Pankaj Advani shocks Peter Gilchrist to win World Billiards Championship title

Laxmi Ratan Shukla to lead Bengal in upcoming One-Day series

Google partners Oxford University to teach machines to think

Top Sex Positions: Frog Princess

NGOs pursue education for all

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues, reports $950 million Q3 net profit

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here