Captain’s reaction to win at Lord’s

Captain’s reaction to win at Lord’s

Sam Billings, who hit the winning boundary, said: “I woke up very early this morning, about 6am, with this match going through my head so it’s great to get over the win line in what was ultimately a very close game.

“The partnership between Grant Stewart and Darren Stevens in our first innings really was the only difference between these two sides and if we’d been chasing another 30 runs it could have been a different story.

“Getting across the line was huge. I felt Heino Kuhn and Daniel Bell-Drummond showed last night how to go about chasing on a tricky surface. It was almost tip-and-run at times, but it was exactly the way to go about things out there because you never let the bowler settle.

“If I’m totally honest, we know this division is going down to the wire. We play Glamorgan and then Warwickshire in the last game, but all our focus is completely on Glamorgan at Canterbury next week and trying to get a result there.

“We can’t do anything about other teams, neither can we afford to take our eye off the ball in a three-horse race. We want to be in positions like this, now it’s a matter of getting over the finish line.”