Kingston, Jamaica: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not stop praising his lower-order batsmen after going up 1-0 in the Test series against the West Indies and the appreciation is well-deserved given that the team's tailenders have shown steely resolve in recent times.
Since the Hamilton Test against New Zealand in March 2009, India has stacked up an admirable Test record of 12 wins, seven draws and three losses from the 22 Tests it has played. But that's true only in Tests and substantially different in one-day internationals. India's lower-half has consistently failed in one-dayers and one doesn't have to go beyond the present year to understand the phenomenon.
The triumphant World Cup campaign couldn't hide the fact that India lost its final six wickets against England for 33 runs; eight wickets for 29 runs against South Africa and final 5 for 36 runs against the West Indies.