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West Indies captain Darren Sammy says he wants to see more West Indies victories similar to their 41-run win over Zimbabwe in the final Twenty20 International recently at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

The world champions brushed aside Zimbabwe to sweep the two-match series.

West Indies triumphed in the Twenty20 series following success in the three-match One-Day International at the national stadium in Grenada a few days before.

“It was a very good weekend for the team. We came out here after winning the one-day series and we had clinical victories in both matches,” said Sammy, who returned to captain the side in the Twenty20s after resting for the One-Day Internationals.

“Those are the kind of victories we want to see whether we play against Australia or Zimbabwe. We beat Australia a few weeks ago at the Gabba and now we have come here and completed a great job against the Zimbabweans,” he said.

The West Indies team is playing at home for the first time since winning the International Cricket Council Twenty20 title in Sri Lanka last year.

Sammy said the West Indies convincing win over Zimbabwe is proof of their world dominance in the shortest version of the sport.

The win was the eighth victory in a row for West Indies, whose winning streak started during the ICC World Twenty20 last year when the West Indies team was crowned world champions.

West Indies and Zimbabwe will begin their Test series this week.

Updated 3:05 am, July 10, 2018:
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