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India vs West Indies: Jasprit Bumrah feels West Indies lower order made the difference

India vs West Indies: The West Indies were reduced to 227 for eight but they went on to post 283 for nine with Ashley Nurse (40) and Kemar Roach (15) forging a 56-run stand.

cricket Updated: Oct 28, 2018 16:46 IST
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Jasprit Bumrah picked four wickets but India lost the third ODI against West Indies on Saturday.(AFP)

The West Indies lower-order batsmen made the difference in the outcome of the third ODI against India with their smart batting, said pacer Jasprit Bumrah.

The West Indies were reduced to 227 for eight but they went on to post 283 for nine with Ashley Nurse (40) and Kemar Roach (15) forging a 56-run stand.

“I think we bowled well as a unit, till the 35th over we were pretty good. Yes, we gave a little bit of runs in the end, so may be that could be the difference. Overall, the bowling performance was not too bad. They played well and you have to give credit to the batsmen. It’s a combination of both,” said Bumrah at the post match press conference on Saturday.

India suffered a 43-run defeat at the hands of the West Indies as the visitors levelled the series to stay alive in the five match rubber.

“If you say that their bowlers made 90 runs, then Jason Holder is an all-rounder. They batted well down the order.” He also defended his pace colleague Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who had a bad in office, leaking 70 runs in 10 overs. “Bhuvi started well, but in the middle or in the end (went for runs), it can happen sometimes. When you bowl at the depth, it is difficult. It is not necessary that all bowlers will click every-time,” he said.

First Published: Oct 28, 2018 10:18 IST