ICC World Cricket League Division Five February 20, 2010

'They tried hard but our plans worked for us'

Lennox Cush, USA

Lennox Cush, USA

I think we had a good day today where we played to our plan – we wanted to go out there and make at least 300 and that’s something that we did do. The score may say that Fiji were a weak side but I wouldn’t say that – they tried hard but our plans worked out for us.

We have to play every game with the same mentality and treat it as though it were a final, which is what we did today.

It was good to make a half-century with my first innings of the tournament, but I know I can do better as I am in good nick at the moment after scoring 95 here, in Nepal, during our warm-up match last week against one of the local sides.

I feel as a side we need to find at least one of our top four who can go right through and make it into triple figures, and I hope that's something we can accomplish this tournament.

I don’t think we were tested enough today – I think that will come on another day – quite possibly from the Nepal side, who are the hosts, but again we can’t take anyone for granted in the tournament.

It was a nice atmosphere at the ground and there were few USA supporters down there, which is always nice to see, and everyone was very amicable.

I was surprised to find out that some of the teams have been checking out my statistics – coming prepared on how I play. It was something I didn’t expect and now I need to start doing some more research myself on some of the players I am due to come up against.

I didn’t get a chance to go to the opening ceremony last night as I wasn’t feeling too well. I am still a bit disappointed about that as I heard it was cool and that the prime minister of Nepal came to launch the tournament. Hopefully they’ll be another opportunity for me to experience some of Nepal’s hospitality later on this week.

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo