After yet another lacklustre performance by the West Indies batsmen, led to another defeat at the hands of India, skipper Jason Holder is calling on the batsmen to take responsibility during the post-match press conference at the Queen's Park Oval on Sunday.
West Indies went under to India by 59 runs in the second match of the MyTeam11 ODI series at the Queen's Park Oval, after throwing away a golden opportunity to win the match. In mid-afternoon set 270 off 46 overs in the rain affected match, the West Indies were 148 for three when they recklessly lost Shimron Hetmyer for 18 to be followed by top-scorer Evin Lewis for 65. Nicolas Pooran also threw his hand away for 42 and the West Indies crashed to 210 all out.
Holder speaking after the loss said: "Extremely disappointed. We had the game in our hand. We bowled well to come back in the end. The wickets in the end cost us. We've got to take responsibility. One of the main things is when you get in, you've got to go deep. I must commend the bowlers. It was very hot and humid, tough conditions to bowl. We've got to take responsibility and ownership as batters."
His opposite number the impressive Virat Kohli said: "Good outing with the bat. Exactly why we wanted to bat first if you saw the latter half of West Indies' innings. I think the rain helped them in the middle, otherwise, it would have been even tougher to bat. The
middle overs were important to string as many dot balls as possible. The ball got wet every time it went out into the outfield. It was difficult to grip. We thought it was a tricky situation if we didn't get wickets there. It was just about staying there, getting one wicket and put pressure."
Kohli who scored his 42nd ODI century (120) was full of praise for young batsman Shreyas Iyer who got 71. "Shreyas is a confident guy, he's got the right attitude and made it easier for me."