first_imgWest Indies lost two of their first three batsmen including in-form Shai Hope to run-outs and when chasing as big a score as 378, it is the last thing a team would want.And, West Indies captain rued the run-outs of two of their most important batsmen up the order as West Indies lost the fourth ODI at the Brabourne Stadium by 224 runs on Monday.Hope, who had scored 250 runs before the start of the match, was the first one to bite the dust among the two.Hope flicked the ball away towards mid-wicket and set off for a tight single. Kuldeep Yadav stationed at mid on moved to his right, got to the ball and quickly picked it up and fired a direct hit at the non-striker’s end.Stats: India crush West Indies for their 3rd biggest win in terms of runs in ODIsThe second was Kieran Powell. Marlon Samuels pushed the ball towards covers off the back-foot and Powell took off but Virat Kohli was quick as he dived to get to the ball and under armed it at the stumps at the bowler’s end and hit the bull’s eye. The run was never on and the wicket put Windies in further trouble and reduced them to 20/3 in just 5.2 overs.India vs West Indies 4th ODI HighlightsAnd, Holder felt that losing two of their best players cost the visitors dearly.”Run-outs are something that you don’t want in one day or in any limited-overs cricket. Two of our better players as well and it really set us back up front. It was a lot to do to rebuild to get up to 370 odd. You try not to get run-out, you try to build a partnership up front which we never got,” Holder said.advertisementAlso read – After I get to a hundred, my aim is to see how far I go: Rohit SharmaHe also expressed his disappointment with the lacklustre display of his side and said that they never got the momentum in the match.”We didn’t play well enough today [Monday]. We allowed them to score too many runs. We never got going with the bat and the application definitely was not there. Lost wickets up front, and didn’t bat well enough. Didn’t get enough momentum,” said Holder.The West Indies captain also spoke about the issue that everyone has been talking about — Holder batting up the order. At Brabourne, coming out to bat at No.7, he remained not out on 54 and before Monday, he along with Hope and Shimron Hetmyer looked one of the most solid batsmen for the tourists. But, for reasons unknown he has continued to come below Rovman Powell.Read – Rohit Sharma becomes second-most prolific six-hitter for India in ODIsBut, speaking at the post-match conference, he said that he has heard the suggestion and might take it into account in the last match on Thursday.”I have been hearing that [batting up the order] for a long while. The structure of the team probably needs to be looked at and obviously I want to get up the order as well. Probably, next game you could see that,” said Holder before walking off.Also Read – West Indian bowler Keemo Paul mimics Shikhar Dhawan in funny send-offThe last ODI of the five-match series will be played at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on November 1 and the Windies will look to bring their ‘A’ game in that and level the series 2-2 and go into the T20I series on a positive note.last_img

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