Ramdin disappointed by litany of errors

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West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin was not impressed with the way his side crumbled to a second heavy defeat to Australia, losing the second Test by 277 runs inside four days, and listed all their errors.

The Windies were all out for 114 in the second innings on day four, with Ramdin top-scoring with a paltry 29. It was a stark turn-around after beating England and drawing that series a few weeks ago.

Ramdin said of the errors: "There's a few bowling changes maybe when you look back at it, players who got starts and didn't carry on. Myself, not standing up with the bat as well, being able to contribute down the order.

"Some of our senior batters didn't get off as we wanted to. Each series we look for a century from one of our top five and we didn't get that. We need to go back to the drawing board.

"They're a good attack. They keep coming at us. We didn't bat the amount of overs that we wanted to and they took all their chances. Everyone is disappointed. I think we didn't bat as well as we wanted to, losing early wickets this morning.

"We had our plans to try to bat out the first hour and take into that afternoon session, bat out the day and return tomorrow, see how much we'd need. The Australians came at us all the time and they didn't give us anything easy. That put us under some pressure."

Ramdin also lamented their bowling attack's poor haul, with only Jerome Taylor showing any intent, and the skipper said he wished he could call on a fourth seamer slash all rounder in the same way England or Australia could,

He added:  "The Caribbean gets very hot. When you look at top teams they have an extra bowler in the top five in their batting lineup. That's where we lack a fast bowler like a Watson or Ben Stokes or someone like that.

"Maybe if we can develop a player, our own player, like that, it'll come in handy for us.

"Jerome Taylor was bowling well for us in the last two series against England and Australia and there's only so much one guy can do. I just hope the other guys can learn from that and step up."

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