Captain Denesh Ramdin said the West Indies were guilty of not capitalising on positions of strength, and had also failed to cope with the pressure Australia created during the opening Test at Windsor Park.

West Indies slumped to a nine-wicket loss here on Friday after suffering yet another batting capitulation. Trailing by 170 runs on first innings, the Windies were 181 for three at one stage just prior to tea but lost seven wickets for 35 runs to be all out for 216 in their second innings, reports CMC. Australia raced to their target of 47 in just five overs, for the loss of David Warner for 28, to complete victory inside three days. READ: West Indies does not want Shivnarine Chanderpaul despite humiliation in 1st Test vs Australia

“We’ll try and take the positives out of this game and move forward. As I said, they are a good unit and we need to play a lot tougher cricket,” Ramdin explained. “When we are in positions of strength we need to carry that on. That partnership with Marlon [Samuels] and young [Shane] Dowrich, if they could have taken it to maybe 200 (that would have been good).

“It’s a very difficult pitch to start [but] guys who got starts went on. You saw Adam Voges, he got that start and he made a big hundred for his team. They swung the ball, they bowled good areas, they created pressure which they normally do and we didn’t handle that pressure as well as we could have.” READ: Australia win by 9 wickets to draw first blood against West Indies in 1st Test at Dominica

With inputs from AFP.

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