Antigua - India batting coach Sanjay Bangar has laid the blame
squarely on the batsmen after they fell to a 11-run defeat against the West
Indies in the fourth ODI in Antigua on Sunday.
Chasing a modest target of 190, India slipped to 178 all out
to give the Windies a win that keeps the series alive with one match left to
Although admitting that the slow nature of the surface made
shot-making difficult, Bangar gave credit to the hosts for executing their
Speaking after the game, Bargar said: "It (the pitch)
kept getting slower and shot-making wasn't really easy. Those have been the
nature of wickets we have seen so far. But we didn't really bat to our
"It was a gettable score. I just felt the batsmen let
the team down. We encountered this situation even in the previous game when we
lost a couple of wickets in the first 10 overs but we still managed to get 260
on a wicket which was very, very damp.
"Credit to them (West Indies). They executed their
plans really well but I just felt it was a very, very gettable score."
India, who lead the series 2-1, have a chance to take home
the spoils when the fifth and final ODI takes place in Jamaica on Thursday.