Cuttack: He praised the lower order's resilience in pulling off a thrilling win over the West Indies in the first ODI but stand-in Indian skipper Virender Sehwag felt there was no excuse for the top order's poor show while chasing a mere 212.
India had stumbled to 59 for five at one stage before riding on Rohit Sharma's 72 and spirited showings by Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav helped the team scrape past the target with seven balls to spare last night.
"In India you hardly see the team tottering at 59/5. Our batsmen made mistakes. Hope we will come up with strong batting performance in next games," Sehwag said after the dramatic win.