Marlon Samuels happy to return from injury with 'special' 100

By October 04, 2018

Windies B batsman Marlon Samuels said it was good to score a century on his return to cricket after a long break due to injury.

The 37-year-old Samuels scored 101 as the Windies B scored 302 for 8 against Canada who replied with 292 for 8.

The mercurial batsman was making his return to cricket after recovering from a knee injury that he has been struggling since March.

However, there was no sign of that injury on Wednesday as Samuels smashed 10 fours and four sixes in an innings that lasted 100 balls and 131 minutes.

He and Yannic Cariah (73) but on a fourth-wicket stand of 165 to rescue the Windies B side from 83 for 3 and propel them to their match-winning total.

“To make a hundred is always special because hundreds are hard to make in any cricket,” said the Man-of-the-Match while speaking to SportsMax.TV on Thursday.

“Another first-class hundred to my name, especially coming off a long injury and now I am back and fit and getting ready for the India tour.

So, it’s definitely a special and I am just happy to be back playing, feeling fit and ready to take on the world.”

The win has the Windies B in second in Group A behind Trinidad and Tobago Red Force. Their next game is a day/night affair against the Guyana Jaguars on Sunday, October 7 at Torouba.

 

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