West Indies batsman Darren Bravo was thrilled with his performances in the ODI series against Zimbabwe, and took his coach's demands to heart in helping them secure a 3-0 series whitewash.
Bravo scored a century in the first match and then 72 not out in the third, which earned him the Man of the Series award and showed that the Windies could still do well without Chris Gayle.
Bravo said after the third ODI: "In our team meetings the coach always asks for someone to bat through the innings. Today was the ideal opportunity for me and I went out there with that one goal in mind.
"I just wanted to bat to the end and I knew if I was there at the end we would win the match and win the series 3-0," he told reporters following the game.
"In the first match I played really well and got my first hundred. In the second match Sarwan did the job by batting through to the end and he got a great hundred.
"Today we lost a few quick wickets and key wickets as well, so it was a matter of me buckling down and looking to take it all the way to the finish. It was good that I played that role today and will look to do it in games to come.
"After coming back from Australia, where we didn't do very well, it was just a matter of me believing in myself and looking to make the most of the opportunities.
"I went out and backed myself and looked to execute the game plan. It was a matter of understanding the situation and doing what was required for the team. Zimbabwe played well - they never sat back and surrendered - so we had to make sure we played well and played smart against them."