PORT OF SPAIN: After succumbing to a seven-wicket defeat against India in the second ODI, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy blamed his batsmen for failing to capitalise on a good start. Sammy said his batsmen showed intent but could not bat through and eventually fall short by around 30 runs at the Queen's Park Oval here.

"We put ourselves in a good position but we didn't capitalise in the end. We were about 30 runs short.

We rotated the strike better today, but we didn't get one of the top batsmen to bat through," Sammy said after the match yesterday.

"We were on the back foot in the latter part of the overs, losing wickets at regular intervals. The intent from the batsmen was good initially."

"Samuels has been out for a while, but we saw how well he was batting. Sarwan is also stabilizing the middle order for us. We can't fault the effort of the bowlers, they've been doing their job. Hopefully, In Antigua, we'll have a better surface for us to play our style of cricket," he added.

Chasing a revised target of 183 in 37 overs, India scored the runs with 20 balls to spare and stand-in skipper Suresh Raina praised his bowlers for setting up the win for them.

"Bowlers executed the plans very well. Amit Mishra bowled very well in the Power-play. Munaf gave us breakthroughs as well, and Virat and Parthiv did well in the chase. Virat showed great responsibility," he said.

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