Phil Simmons was extremely critical of his team's bowling performance against Australia © Getty Images
Phil Simmons was extremely critical of his team’s bowling performance against Australia © Getty Images

West Indies coach Phil Simmons says that, weak bowling led to the setback in the opening day of the first Test against Australia. He adds the bowling team could not perform up to the expectations of captain Jason Holder. On the opening day of the series the West Indies bowlers, were criticized severely by giving away 438 runs in just 89 overs with 50 boundaries. Australian openers, David Warner and Joe Burns scored 75 inside the first 11 overs and Adam Voges (174 not out) and Shaun Marsh (139 not out) both making their way to the third Test centuries.LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs West Indies 2015-16, 1st Test at Hobart, Day 1

Holder conceded 45 runs from 15 overs while spinner Jomel Worrican managed two wickets. Pacer Jerome Taylor, Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel finished with  figures of  1-199 from 33 overs between them. Calling his side “horrific”, Simmons said the bowling tram needs to improve, to avoid such a weak bowling in the future. “(Holder and I) will sit down and we’ll have a chat about the whole thing. “We all know that the bowlers let him let him down. And it’s a case of that on the first day of a series, Simmons said reported by cricket.com.au. ALSO READ: Phil Simmons hopeful of West Indies doing well in Australia

He adds, “Let’s hope that we all sit down tonight and assess where we all went wrong and make sure we correct everything. “Because if it’s going to go like this again … geez. Four hundred in a day.” Lack of competency lead to almost giving away, almost five runs an over during the day, however West Indies tried recovering in the later sessions with, fast start by Warner and Burns. Gabriel got Burns clean bowld. “I think the first 15 to 20 minutes was horrific, but we came back and got the three wickets,” Simmons said.”ALSO READ: Phil Simmons set to return as West Indies coach

“David Warner was on the go and we’ve seen during the summer that he was there for a big one. So it was good to get him down the leg-side with that perfect delivery,” he added with a quick laughter. “But it’s fallen since then. After lunch we didn’t come out and hit the areas we talked about. “Marsh we know is a driver of the ball and if you go up there he’s going to punish you. And that’s what he did.”