Melbourne - Skipper Jason Holder called on
Tuesday for greater discipline from his bowlers as the West Indies head to
Sydney this week with the series lost but plenty still to prove.
The once-great Windies crashed to their
second heavy defeat of the series in a 177-run mauling by the Australians in
the second Test in Melbourne that ended a day early on Tuesday.
Yet again the tourists could not bowl out
Australia, who made two innings declarations on the way to setting the Windies
an unachievable 460 runs for victory over the final two days.
Holder's team still have the third and
final Test against the Australians getting underway at the Sydney Cricket
Ground on Sunday to salvage something out of the ruins of a miserable tour.
"Our bowlers still need to be a lot
more disciplined than we are at the moment," Holder told reporters after
"We need to find ways to control the
game a lot more.
"Although the pitches have been very
good for batting, we still have to find ways to contain the batsmen.
"We've been allowing them to score on
both sides of the wicket, and we haven't been able to contain them and control
the game thus far, having them run away at certain stages of the game."
Holder was reasonably content with his
batsmen, despite the damning statistic that the West Indies have yet to pass
300 in any of their eight innings against Australia at home and away this year.
"Most of our batsmen if you look at
this game have gotten starts, so it's about carrying on," he said.
"Darren Bravo has been exceptional so
far. He's really led our batting. He's showing some signs of maturity.
"Hopefully he can continue and lead
our batting in this third Test match."
Holder said taking the Sydney Test to a
fifth day was not the primary task.
"Not only to get to five days but the
goal is to win. I still believe we can," Holder said.