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12:00 AM, January 23, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:32 AM, January 23, 2021

Jason bemoans lack of big partnerships

West Indies' hopes of putting up some sort of resistance in the second ODI after having meekly surrendered in the first one, was once again foiled after another early batting slump in Mirpur yesterday. Captain Jason Mohammed spoke of his side's inexperience after the series loss.

The visitors were bowled out for 148 runs, giving the hosts a target which was comfortably chased down with seven wickets in hand and one-third of the overs to spare.

Asked why his team batted first after a dismal effort with the bat in the first ODI, Jason said: "I think the wicket looked a lot better today. I thought if we bat first and put some runs on the board then we could have defended and bowled them out."

Many of the newcomers in the team have not gone through the grind of playing a high number of matches in domestic tournaments and the international level found them lacking in conviction. The Windies skipper admitted that inexperience played a part but attributed the lack of partnerships as the chief reason of the debacle.

"Obviously we know there is a little bit of inexperience [in our side] with a lot of guys making their debut. Obviously the guys have a lot of potential and we just didn't put in a performance together. We didn't put together big partnerships so individuals didn't put up big scores," he said.

"We were not able to manage them and that's why we had those low totals," Jason said about the difficulties of facing the spin of Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Shakib Al Hasan.

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