Sammy: We did not capitalise

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Captain Darren Sammy lamented a problematic display with the bat, after the West Indies slumped to an 11-run defeat – and two-nil series loss – to Pakistan in Sunday's final Twenty20 International in St Vincent.

Captain Darren Sammy lamented a problematic display with the bat, after the West Indies slumped to an 11-run defeat – and two-nil series loss – to Pakistan in Sunday's final Twenty20 International in St Vincent.

The Windies managed a mere 124 for nine in reply to the tourists' 135 for seven, with a patient 35 from Dwayne Bravo and a 23-run blitz from the hard-hitting Kieron Pollard as good as it got.

The damage, however, had been done through the top order – where openers Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, number three batsman Marlon Samuels and number four counterpart Lendl Simmons scored just five runs between them.

Visiting spinners Saeed Ajmal and Zulfiqar Babar and seamer Sohail Tanvir, meanwhile, enjoyed a collective six wickets in conditions Sammy admitted were reasonably tough for the home order.

"We bowled much better in this game. We could have restricted them a bit more. We did not capitalise on the first six overs and we batted poorly," said Sammy.

"Bravo and Pollard batted well and we fought well. At the end of the day, we did not start well with the bat. On a difficult pitch, we need to be cautious.

"We need to play well at home. I want to congratulate the Pakistani team and I wish them a safe travel back home."

Wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal too the the Man of the Match award in the wake of a quickfire 46 not out to complement opener Ahmed Shahzad's commanding 44, while Babar was named Player of the Series on the back of five wickets in two matches.

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