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West Indies vs India: Nicholas Pooran unhappy with batters after collapse in 5th T20I – We weren’t good enough

Written by Abhishek Patil

West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran didn’t mince words in saying that his team’s batters aren’t learning from their repetitive mistakes. On Sunday, August 7, the Caribbean team lost by 88 runs in the fifth and final T20I at Lauderhill. After being asked to chase down 189, the hosts were bowled out for 100.

Pooran, who got out to Ravi Bishnoi after scoring three runs, said that the home team failed to stitch together useful partnerships in the stiff run-chase.

“We weren’t good enough. India came out aggressive, but as batters we didn’t learn. As bowlers, we are getting better, but we need to learn faster. It is a game of skills vs skills and today we weren’t good. We didn’t put partnerships together, except for Hetmyer,” Pooran was quoted as saying.

Shimron Hetmyer scored 56 runs off 35 balls with five fours and four sixes, but he didn’t get support from other batters. Hetmyer came to bat after the fall of the second wicket and he batted until the 16th over.

“When you come against one of the top teams in the world then execution is important. We didn’t come up trumps. As a batting and bowling team we have a lot to do. There’s a lot of cricket to be played, lot of experience to be gained. Hope we learn as a team with these losses,” he stated.

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