Dwayne Bravo demands better batting strategy in fourth ODI

On a pitch much more conducive to batting, both teams went scoreless for more than 50 percent of deliveries faced, so forcing the lower-order players into frenetic hitting in the final overs of both innings.

updated: July 20, 2013 20:19 IST
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Gros Islet, Saint Lucia: Regret more than relief characterises the mood of both the West Indies and Pakistan squads heading into the fourth One-Day International at the Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia on Sunday following the pulsating tie in the third fixture.

With the series still level at 1-1 after the home side's last-wicket pair of Jason Holder and Kemar Roach took 14 runs off the final over of the match on Friday to level the scores, the feeling in both camps is that the top-order batsman contributed to the pressure and haste at the end of each innings by failing to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

"At this level it's unacceptable. I didn't see any devil in the wicket," was West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo's frank assessment after the match. "Yes, they've got some very good bowlers, but given the talent that we've got in our batting line-up we need to get our heads together and work out a better strategy in the middle overs."

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