Jason Holder has put aside the problems in the side, and has reasoned that the inexperience in the side is one of the reasons the Windies are suffering in today's date    AFP
Jason Holder has put aside the problems in the side, and has reasoned that the inexperience in the side is one of the reasons the Windies are suffering in today’s date AFP

The fifth One-Day International (ODI) between visitors Sri Lanka and fellow visitors West Indies at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Wednesday, of the Zimbabwe tri-nation series was one of the most thrilling ties in cricketing history, but it hardly had any laugh for the Windies at the end. This was the second time in the past couple of matches, where West Indies played until the final over of the tie, but failed to notch up a win. Meanwhile Windies skipper Jason Holder has put aside the problems in the side, and has reasoned that the inexperience in the side is one of the reasons the Windies are suffering in today’s date. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Sri Lanka vs West Indies, Zimbabwe Tri-Nation Series, 5th ODI at Bulawayo

“I think it’s inexperience. There’s obviously situations that we’re not accustomed to being in. We’re still a relatively young side. Everybody’s trying to make their mark. And I think it boils down to inexperience, and having that know-how at the end to get us across the line. We had set up the game nicely, and Evin Lewis played an exceptional knock to put us in the situation that we were in,” said Holder, reports ESPNCricinfo. FULL Cricket Updates, SL vs WI, Tri-Nation Series 2016, 5th ODI at Harare

Speaking on Eavin Leiws, and his innings Holder said, “He’s one of those guys that likes the ball coming on, so we just felt that with 330 on the board we needed to get off well in the Powerplay and make use of that first up. Him and Johnson Charles did a great job there and put the Sri Lankan bowlers under pressure, capitalising on every bad ball that was bowled. He was there out in the field for 50 overs fielding, and then came back to bat through most of the overs. It was a bit of cramp, and I don’t think it was anything too serious.”

“I was just trying to get on strike, but credit must also be given to the Sri Lankan bowlers. I thought they hit their yorkers really well, and the ball was also tailing in to the right-hander. Benn did a tremendous job to hit the six that he did, to bring the game back closer, but unfortunately he got out afterwards. The last ball was a very good ball. We’re managing some niggles, and Shannon wasn’t able to finish his overs today, so we’re waiting to see if he’s good to go for the next game,” Holder said. “We’ll see in the next few days,” concluded Holder.