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Hard work paying off for Damion Jacobs

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Damion Jacobs said there was no magic formula or secret to his success in the first “Test against Sri Lanka “A”, rather it was down to hard work, pure and simple.

The Windies “A” leg-spinner earned the Player-of-the-Match award following a haul of six wickets in the Sri Lankans’ second innings which propelled the hosts to an innings-and-13-run victory in the weather-affected match which ended at the Trelawny Multiplex on Saturday. 

The hometown boy finished the match with 8-60, as Sri Lanka “A” were bowled out for totals of 212 and 139 – following on – in the match.

“It was good reward for the hard work that I have been putting in over the last 12 to 16 months,” said Jacobs. “It was all about knowing my role. Knowing when to attack. Knowing when to be defensive. Understanding the conditions and doing whatever the captain wanted me to do at any point in time in the match.

“I have taken a lot of confidence from it. I have been bowling well for the last 12 months or so. I also bowled well in a tour match last year against Pakistan and they are also a side that handles the spin well, so itshows that the hard work that I have put in is beginning to pay off.”