Sunday 5 June 2011 

Sammy Laments Twenty20 Defeat To India

Sammy Laments Twenty20 Defeat To India
Sammy Laments Twenty20 Defeat To India
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West Indies captain Darren Sammy has spoken of his disappointment in the wake of his side's to India in the Twenty20 International in Trinidad.

Although he performed outstandingly with the ball to return four for 16, he admitted that his side had allowed India - who scored 159 - too many runs on a slow, turning pitch.

"We stuck at it to start with but I would say we let them get 20 runs too many and in the end that made the difference in the match," he said.

"We did some good things today but as we reflect on the match we would all agree that we let a few situations get away from us. We have to work harder at winning those crucial situations, which can turn a match, especially in the shortest version of the game. It was a good decision to field first after winning the toss, but we didn’t restrict them to the total we wanted."

With five One-Day Internationals coming up and the West Indians likely to face a trial by spin from Harbhajan Singh, Ravi Ashwin and Amit Mishra, Sammy recognises that his batsmen need to improve against slow bowling.

"The batsmen have been doing a lot of work with Desmond Haynes [Batting Consultant] and we are seeing some improvements. We will keep working and looking for scoring opportunities against the spinners. The batsmen should play the spinners better come Monday,” he said.

The opening match in the series is at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad on 6th June.

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