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Last Updated:  Tuesday, 4 March, 2003, 15:38 GMT
Hooper happy with performance
West Indies' captain Carl Hooper said the team could take heart from their World Cup performance despite not making the Super Six stage.

Speaking after West Indies had beaten Kenya by 142 runs in the final group game on Tuesday, Hooper said: "We wanted a convincing victory and the job got done today.

"Even though we are not in the Super Sixes we can take a lot of heart by the way we played in this tournament.

Carl Hooper
Hooper's body is feeling the strain

"Sometimes we were a little patchy but I think we can take a lot of positives from the tournament."

West Indies failed to qualify for the next stage of the World Cup, with an abandoned game against Bangladesh the chief culprit.

They now have to get themselves ready for a home Test series against Australia, which begins in April.

Hooper, who has been contemplating retirement, seemed to suggest he would be continuing as captain for the series.

He said: "We need to have a little break and then hopefully the board will arrange for us to meet up about a week before the first Test so that we can gel together."

Vasbert Drakes, who won the man-of-the-match award with a career-best five for 33 against Kenya, said: "The ball has been coming out of my hand pretty well all tournament.

"Unfortunately, it would have been better if I had have got this five-wicket haul last week then there could have been a chance of going through to the next stage."

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