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Blame me for maths mix-up, says coach

cricket Updated: Mar 21, 2009 09:54 IST

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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."