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'Waited for India to play rash shots'

Published: Monday, June 29, 2009, 14:41 [IST]
 
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'Waited for India to play rash shots'

Kingston: Windies pacer Ravi Rampaul, who ripped thorough India's batting order on Sunday with a career-best four-wicket haul to script his team's thumping win in the second ODI, says the rash shots played by the visiting batsmen helped his performance.

"I was getting a little swing with the ball so I was just waiting for them to play the rash shots," pacer said.

Rampaul's brilliantfigures of 4 for 37 that helped the West Indies restrict India to a paltry 188 and eventually win the match by eight wickets, Rampaul said he hasn't bowled so well in a long time.

"It was the best I have bowled for a long time. I was playing four-day cricket and coming back to one-day, my rhythm and everything went well - today I bowled really well," he said.

Rampaul aslo said that he took full advantage of the Indians' susceptibility to short-pitched bowling.

"They weren't too comfortable with the short balls so I used it as a surprise delivery," Rampaul said.

Rampaul, who dismissed Gautam Gambhir and Rohit Sharma for ducks in his first over, said he is an attacking bowler and also quite a miser when it comes to conceding runs.

"I'm always an attacking bowler and I think the captain knows that I am an attacking bowler, but I can bowl tight as well," he said.

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