We lacked killer-instinct: West Indies skipper

We lacked killer-instinct: West Indies skipper

The West Indies bowlers had reduced India to 92 for six while chasing 226, but the visitors, riding on Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 86 and Harbhajan Singh's 41, won the match easily.
"It is a game that got away from us. (Andre) Russell brought us back along with (Carlton) Baugh. Our guys were confident during lunch, but we lacked the killer instinct after taking early wickets," Sammy said.

Sammy blamed the batsmen for the team's dismal performance in the series. He also said that he expected a bit more from fast bowler Kemar Roach.

"We have not been getting runs at the top. We just lacked the finishing touch. About our bowling, Kemar is one of our strike bowlers and we needed a bit extra from him. But I can't fault anyone, he has been doing a good job over the past months. If you put the ball in the right areas, you could reap rewards on this wicket."

Man of the Match Andre Russell, who made an unbeaten 92, said he wanted to bat long.
"Myself and Carlton Baugh told each other that we should try to just bat as long as possible. I take my batting seriously although I would consider myself as a bowling all-rounder. I am trying to balance both departments as I want to be called a legend once I retire from international cricket."

"We couldn't keep pressure on Harbhajan Singh. You needed to bowl him in areas to keep him under pressure. Unfortunately we couldn't do so," said Russell.

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