West Indies coach Ottis Gibson wants top order to fire

After losing all the two Tests to India, the West Indies were expected to put up a better show in the ODI format but it did not happen as another meek show in Kochi meant that India took a 1-0 lead by chasing down 212 with 88 balls to spare.

updated: November 24, 2013 02:56 IST
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Visakhapatnam: Facing a must-win situation to save the three-match ODI series, West Indies coach Ottis Gibson on Saturday urged his top-order batsmen to take up the responsibility and capitalise on good starts.

Both the teams could not train because of wet ground conditions even as the threat of rain interrupting the second ODI had receded as the West Indies coach used the day's break to motivate his side. (Read: Vizag ready for ODI despite rain)

"Obviously, it may look like we need the practice more than they do, but sometimes in situation like this, it gives us an opportunity to sit and have more meaningful discussions about our execution," Gibson said on the eve of the second ODI.

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