Raina opts to blame the obvious for loss

Updated: 14 June 2011 12:28 IST

India's stand-in skipper Suresh Raina admitted that his batsmen let the team down after they were handed a crushing 103-defeat by the West Indies in the fourth One-day International here on Monday.

Antigua:

India's stand-in skipper Suresh Raina admitted that his batsmen let the team down after they were handed a crushing 103-defeat by the West Indies in the fourth One-day International here on Monday.

"Credit to Windies for batting well. But we did not bat well at all to be honest," Raina said after the match.

"Our shot selection was wrong, we had no partnerships.

Rohit (Sharma) was there but I and Yusuf (Pathan) got out at that time.

"There was no partnership. Batsmen have to be there when chasing a total like 240-245. And the West Indies played well in the batting powerplay."

Raina was, however, pleased with his bowlers' performances.

"(Amit) Mishra and (Ravichandran) Ashwin bowled well for us, Ashwin got us the wicket of Pollard who was batting well.

Ishant and PK also bowled well," he said.

Topics : Cricket India in West Indies, 2011 Suresh Raina Anthony Martin India
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