Bangalore: Sep 19, 2013
India A captain Yuvraj Singh, who personally had a good series with the bat, said he was disappointed with the efforts of the batsmen and admitted that his bowlers leaked too many runs in the death overs.
“We played very well in the first game, but all credit to the West Indies. They played extremely well in the third match,” Yuvraj conceded.
“We conceded too many runs at the death and when you are one batsman short (Mandeep Singh was not available to bat), it becomes difficult.”
“Unfortunately, I and Aparajith got out at the same time and the rest of the batsmen did not contribute enough. Hopefully, we do not repeat the mistakes in the T20 game [on Saturday],” said Yuvraj.
Baba Aparajith, who top-scored with 78, said he opted to pace his innings and that playing alongside Yuvraj was an experience in itself.
“I wanted to be myself and follow the routine and process before going into the match. I was nervous initially, but settled later. I like to play long, start slowly and then increase the speed.
“Batting with Yuvraj was a nice experience and it was the first time. It made my innings easier. He was striking the ball well. I was taking singles and giving him the strike since he was hitting the boundaries.