Chennai: Kieron Pollard was all but inconsolable after his maiden One-day century went in vain as the West Indies went down to India by 34 runs here on Sunday. He was to admit later that the recent teams from Caribbean lacked the "killer instinct" to finish a match.
"We had a chance in the first couple of games. It's just the mental aspect or killer instinct. Past West Indian sides had it, then the Aussies had it and now India is doing really well. Hopefully, we will be better equipped mentally to handle close finishes in future," he said at a post-match media conference here.
Pollard, the last man out as West Indies unsuccessfully chased a target of 268, sat on his haunches at the wicket for a while as the Indian players tried to console him. His explosive 119 that contained as many as 10 sixes, proved a futile exercise.