Simmons calls on West Indies batsmen to “carry on”

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    Following West Indies’ defeat to England in the 2nd Test at Manchester, head coach Phil Simmons called on his batsmen to score the “big hundreds”.

    In the game, West Indies had five half centuries but no one pressed on to make a ton.

    Simmons says “I think in the five days, we still played some good cricket. For me, we lost control of the game in five or six overs with the new ball yesterday (Sunday) evening. We were in a good position to bat through the day and then some of today and close out the game. I think it is critical that our batsmen carry on and make big hundreds. Our batsmen need to make hundreds because our bowlers have been doing their jobs.”