Wednesday 26 March 2014 

Video - 'I Had A Job To Do' - Dwayne Smith

Watch as Dwayne Smith says he wanted Chris Gayle to get the West Indies off to a better start against Bangladesh before he ended up taking charge with a rapid half-century.

While Smith smashed 72 in 43 balls, including a 33-ball half-century, Gayle struggled at the other end and managed a run-a-ball 48.

Smith dominated their opening partnership of 97 that set them on course for a comprehensive 73-run win which was confirmed when Bangladesh were bowled out for just 98.

Smith explained that it had not been particularly easy to bat on the surface.

"I think it was a much drier wicket than the one against India, for sure," he said.

"And some of the balls kept low but having said that I had a job to do and that's what I set out to do.

"I just decided to back myself and stay positive and ensure that I can score runs," he added.

However, he went on to say that he would have liked Gayle to have scored quicker than he did at the start.

"So that happened and I wish that (Chris) Gayle had got off a little better but I think they bowled (to) him well.

"But having said that I am glad to see us get off to a winning start."

The West Indies opened their campaign as defending champions with a disappointing seven-wicket defeat to India before beating Bangladesh.

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