We paid for reckless batting, says Fabian Allen

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Tournament Match, South Africa v West Indies, Sydney Cricket Ground; 27th February 2015 West Indies Denesh Ramdin wipes the sweat from his face as he and West Indies Darren Sammy walk back into position


The West Indies batsmen paid the price for being too aggressive on not the “best” Eden Gardens pitch, said debutant Fabian Allen after the five-wicket loss in the T20 series opener against India.

Allen made 27 from 20 balls to take the total to 109/8 after debutant Krunal Pandya and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav choked West Indies in the middle, reducing them to 87/8 in 18 overs.

The 23-year-old said it was not the best of wickets and a score of 150 would have made the game competitive.

“It was not the best wicket but we had to be patient, should have played the ball on merit. We were too aggressive; I think we could have easily got 150 or 140, that was the target we were looking for,” Allen said at the post-match news conference on Sunday.

The reigning World T20 champions had a four-match unbeaten run coming into the match but they were undone by some fine spin bowling.



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