Friday 28 March 2014 

Video - Sammy, Lehmann React To West Indies Win

Watch as West Indies captain Darren Sammy and Australia coach Darren Lehmann give their reaction to the reigning champions taking a six-wicket win in their ICC World Twenty20 Group Two game.

Sammy hit the winning runs with a six to lift the West Indies into second place in the group behind India, while Australia's defeat means they are relying on an unlikely set of circumstances to qualify.

Prior to the match, Australian all-rounder James Faulkner had said that he 'didn't like' the West Indian team.

Sammy says he prefers to let his action on the pitch doing the talking.

"Talk is cheap. You know, cricket is a game of action, and you could talk all you want, it's the action that happens on the field that matters and West Indies acted today," he said.

"It feels very good to come home. It was not an easy win, but we fought for it and that win will definitely hurt them, so I guess Faulkner will not like us any more!"

Meanwhile, Lehmann refused to be too hard on his players, saying that such verbal battles are all part of the game.

"From my point of view James has probably got to choose his words a little bit better, but that's just part and parcel of the game, isn't it," he said.

"We're in the entertainment business and if I could dance like (West Indies batsman) Chris Gayle I'd be dancing every night of the week.

"We play our cricket hard, and verbally that's what's going to happen, but we play it fair.

"So, that's just part and parcel. You live and die by the sword, don't you. You win, you lose, you've just got to cop it (take it) and move on," he added.

Video provided by SNTV and will be available until 11th March 2014, after which time the latest available content will display in its place.

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