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Blame me for maths mix-up, says coach

West Indies coach John Dyson admitted he was to blame for the embarrassing mathematical error which handed England a one-run win in the opening ODI on Friday. The Australian called in his players, who had been offered the light, believing his team were ahead on the calculations under the Duckworth-Lewis method.

cricket Updated: Mar 21, 2009 09:54 IST

West Indies coach John Dyson admitted he was to blame for the embarrassing mathematical error which handed England a one-run win in the opening one-day international on Friday.

West Indies Coach John Dyson (R) and manager Omar Khan (L) during a practice session.The Australian called in his players, who had been offered the light, believing his team were ahead on the calculations under the Duckworth-Lewis method.

But when Stuart Broad trapped Denesh Ramdin lbw to leave West Indies on 244 for seven from 46.2 overs, England had actually nipped ahead on the D/L chart.

"I thought we were ahead when we were behind by one," Dyson told Sky Sports.

"It's my responsibility, I accept it. I have apologised to the team, it's all I can do. It was a bad mistake. It's extremely disappointing."