After a big 71-run loss to India, West Indies skipper Carlos Brathwaite rued bating failures from his team for the second straight game.

After managing a below par total with the bat in the 1st T20I at Eden Gardens, West Indies were restricted to 124/9, chasing 196 to win.

“Our batting continues to let us down,” said Brathwaite during the post-match presentation. “We got a young group of guys so we need to appreciate the positives, the small good things we did. We are still trying to find our best opening combination. We never got off to a good start in the first two games. It’s difficult to choose the perfect batting pair but we’re trying. We need to make the best decisions, we think. It didn’t work batting wise in these two games.

Brathwaite though hoped that his team can take some positives from the game and build on it in the final T20I.

“This is hard to digest but we need to take the positives before we play the final game. They batted well without losing a wicket in the initial overs. We wanted to restrict them to 170-180 but that didn’t happen. Hopefully in the third game we’ll put up a better performance and come up with a win,” he added.

The final T20 will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on November 11.