“We were about 40-50 runs short”- Jason Holder
West Indies captain Jason Holder incriminates both batting and bowling as his side succumbed to the second most astounding run-chase in World Cup history as Bangladesh achieved 322-3 with 8.3 overs to left on Monday, June 17 in Taunton.
Asking about the main reasons of their big defeat the West Indies skipper also blamed their fielding alongside batting and bowling.
Holder said that they were short of at least 40-50 runs.
“Bit of both [batting and bowling]. I thought we were about 40-50 short, the wicket played well throughout. We could have been more discipline with the ball and we also let ourselves down in the field.
“It was just a situation where we never got momentum going as we should. If you score 320, you have to try really hard to defend. We didn’t get wickets and also let some chances slip. No excuses, we should have been more disciplined,” the 27-year old West Indies all-rounder said.
Jason Holder also admitted that there had been a little chance to qualify for the semi-finals and it would be a much hard task for them. But they will fight for the spot obviously, he assured. West Indies will face New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in their next four matches.
Asking about the semi-final spot the skipper said: “It’s looking tough at this present minute, however it’s certainly achievable. We must win each game left to give ourselves a great chance. If we want to experience the semi-finals we must beat the best teams.
“Having said that, each game is a final and we need to pull ourselves up. We must back ourselves and be increasingly clinical with the ball,” Holder said.