‘Partnerships are obviously going to be key’, says Ish Sodhi

"If we are successful tomorrow, we can think about winning on day five"

“If we are successful tomorrow, we can think about winning on day five”

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New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi has announced that “partnerships are obviously going to be key” if his side are to stand a chance of drawing or possibly winning the second Test against the West Indies in Trinidad.

New Zealand currently trail the West Indies by 166 runs, but their batting duo of Tom Latham and Kane Williamson are already well settled at the crease as they amassed an unbeaten 64-run partnership.

“Tommy and Kane are at the crease right now looking pretty poised, so hopefully we can continue that tomorrow,” Sodhi said. “I think we just have to keep on sort of having our small targets, and partnerships are obviously going to be key, just like Kane and Tom. I think if we continue to do that we are going to be successful tomorrow and if we are successful tomorrow, we can think about winning on day five.”

Even though he was the most successful bowler with four wickets, Sodhi gave away nearly five runs an over.

“It was a pretty flat wicket. You expect that on day two and three,” he said. “It’s a credit to the boys for toiling quite hard and I obviously got a few rewards, so it’s good. But I think it comes down to how we bat in this innings to determine how we are poised in this Test match.

“You’d want to bowl them out for a 100! But they [West Indies] batted well. They had a different approach to what they had in the last game. They played a little more aggressively and it worked out for them in the end.”

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