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Dwayne Smith focussed on being consistent

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Smith said he was focusing on being consistent after picking up the man-of-the-match award in the West Indies' 54-run win over Pakistan.

cricket Updated: Mar 14, 2007 15:31 IST

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Smith said he was focusing on being consistent after picking up the man-of-the-match award in the West Indies' 54-run win over Pakistan in their opening cricket World Cup match Tuesday.

Playing at Sabina Park, Smith belted 32 from 15 balls that helped West Indies rally to 241 for nine off their 50 allotted overs, after being asked to bat first.

Smith returned with his right-arm seamers to grab three for 36 as Pakistan were routed for 187 off 47.2 overs.

"I had a lot of practice in the nets so it was just to come out here and be consistent and keep my eyes on the ball and that's what I did today. I am happy but still disappointed that I didn't come in not out," CMC quoted the 23-year old said.

Smith, whose previous 10 Tests and 59 One-Day Internationals have been characterised by under-achievement, said he had recently received help with his batting from former West Indies player Seymour Nurse.

Nurse, a Barbadian, played 29 Tests for the West Indies between 1960 and 1969 and averaged 47.

"He's played a big part too because he had taught me a few things just to work on and that's paying off so I'm going to keep working on it (my game)," Smith said.