Kieran Powell rues career-best did not earn West Indies a win

Powell struck ten fours and two sixes - both effortless leg-side strokes - in an entertaining innings that kept the West Indies in the hunt after they had plummeted to 33 for three in the eighth over.

updated: February 04, 2013 17:51 IST
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Perth: Opener Kieran Powell said he was disappointed at not being able to deliver a victory for the West Indies in the second One-Day International against Australia in Perth.

The left-hander carved out a career-best 83 off 90 balls in a 126-run fourth-wicket stand with Dwayne Bravo (45) but the West Indies, chasing 267 for victory, faltered for 212 off 38.1 overs to slip to a 54-run defeat at the WACA Ground Sunday, reports CMC.

"We lost early wickets and we decided we would back ourselves to go for our shots if the ball was in our zone but other than that we would grind it out. It paid off for a bit but we weren't able to go all the way and win," Powell lamented.

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