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Bangar Blames Batsmen For Defeat In The 4th ODI Against Windies

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| July 3 , 2017 , 14:05 IST

Sanjay Bangar on Sunday said that the batsmen are to be blamed for the loss.

The pitch was very slow which made the shot-making extremely difficult but Indian batting coach Sanjay Bangar said these factors cannot cover up for the fact that batsmen "let the team down" in the lost fourth One-dayer against the West Indies.

"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 potential. It was a gettable score. I just felt the batsmen let the team down," said Bangar.

"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. Suffice to say we have been playing on wickets which have been difficult.

"Credit to them (West Indies). They executed their plans really well but I just felt it was a very very gettable score," he added.

"The plan was for somebody to bat deeper into the innings. That's what Ajinkya did till he got out. Till that time we were on course but suddenly we lost a couple of wickets. Those wickets in the middle overs actually pushed us back. The run rate just kept on creeping higher and higher," Bangar said at the post-match press conference.

"These are big experiences for them. When Hardik, Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) got out it was still run-a-ball. In these situations shot selection was really crucial and at times I just felt they erred in that," Bangar said.