Grenada: Opener Devon Smith says batting out the entire last day to save the first Test has further strengthened the West Indies’ self belief that they can compete against England in the ongoing three-Test series. The Caribbean side were given little chance prior to the beginning of the series against an England unit ranked five places higher at number three of the Test rankings, with incoming England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves even labelling them as “mediocre”, reports CMC. Set 438 to win the first Test in Antigua last week, however, the West Indies produced a sterling performance to pull off a draw, after starting the final day on 98 for two. “The guys are looking forward to the second Test. To bat a whole day and save a Test match is amazing,” Smith told reporters here on Sunday. “A lot of fans expected us to lose but having said that, the guys went out there and believed themselves and performed to the best of their ability and came up with a draw.

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