West Indies all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall is confident that he is capable of making big scores consistently after his heroics against Sri Lanka on Day 2 of the ongoing first Test. It was his 90-run partnership with Joshua da Silva that put the Caribbean side ahead in response to Sri Lanka’s 169 runs in the first innings.
Cornwall came out to bat at number nine when West Indies were reeling at 171/7. The visitors were right back in the game then thanks to a stunning five-wicket haul from Suranga Lakmal. Sri Lanka would’ve hoped to skittle the opposition soon and then bat well in the second innings.
But Cornwall had other ideas. He took the aggressive option to smash an unbeaten 60 off 79 balls with nine fours and two sixes. Though Joshua got out late in the day, Cornwall made sure that he stretched the team’s lead to 99 runs as Windies ended the day on 268/8.
Speaking about his knock after the end of the day’s play, Rahkeem Cornwall stressed that he was always confident about his batting and used to tell the coach that he can post big scores. He also reckoned that it will be important for the hosts to bat well in the first hour on Day 3.
“I have some batting skills, tried to bat along Joshua and build a partnership. It’s all about confidence, I tell my coach that I’m capable of making big scores. I just wanted to support Joshua and take the score forward. Think we’re in a good position, it’s important to bat well in the first hour tomorrow and then take the game forward,” he said.