World Cup 2019: Let ourselves down with the bat: Jason Holder after defeat to India

November 16, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgWest Indies’ dim hopes of qualifying to the World Cup 2019 semi-finals officialy came to an end as they slumped to a 125-run defeat to India at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday. West Indies Jason Holder held an uninspiring batting performance for the cause of the massive defeat.West Indies produced a disciplined show with the ball as their seam bowlers picked crucial wickets in the middle overs to give India reality check of existential dread surrounding their middle order. The bowlers were successful in restricting India to an achieveable total of 268.However, chasing the total, the West Indies big-hitters crumbled soon in frustration as a fiery India bowling unit did not give them much chance to score big. As a result, the carribean side were bundled out with more than 15 overs remaining in the game.”Thought the bowlers did a fantastic job on this surface. Just let ourselves down with the bat. In hindsight, Dhoni’s (stumping) miss a crucial moment we didn’t seize. Let ourselves down significantly in this tournament. Missed a few chances in the field which cost us,” Jason Holder said in a post match interview.”Batting was too inconsistent. Can’t fault the bowlers. Need to improve. Probably our weakest format, this. Kemar Roach was outstanding today. Youngsters have chipped in here and there. Bowlers had a reasonable campaign. Can’t fault their efforts. Fielding, definitely has to improve. So does the batting.”Chasing 269 on a tricky pitch, West Indies never found any momentum. Mohammed Shami removed Chris Gayle and Shai Hope inside the first 7 overs and the Windies never recovered from that early jolt. Sunil Ambris and Nicholas Pooran looked to put their team on the road to recovery but Hardik Pandya dismissed Ambris to trigger a typical West Indies collapse.advertisementAlso Read | Virat Kohli breaks Tendulkar and Lara record, fastest to 20,000 international runsAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Fan edits third umpire’s Wikipedia after controversial Rohit Sharma dismissalAlso Seelast_img

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