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Dropped catch cost India A dear: Yuvraj

Bangalore, Sep 17 : India A skipper Yuvraj Singh summed up accurately when he pointed out that centurion Jonathan Carter's dropped catch when he was on six, besides poor batting, contributed to the 55-run defeat against West Indies A in the second of the three one-day games here Tuesday.


"We did not bowl well and Carter's dropped catch was also a factor. We should have restricted them to about 260. No one in our batting line-up got going. We did not field well and if you want to win, you need to bowl well too," said Yuvraj at the post-match interaction with the media.

The skipper, on a comeback trail and who piloted his team to victory in the opening game Sunday with a century, admitted that the early loss of wickets put the team under pressure.

"The two early wickets put us under pressure. They bowled in the right areas. We did not get good partnerships and they did not let us score. The ball was moving a bit but we did not get enough wickets. If the guys do not get runs, we will not win. There should have been small partnerships and then we would have had a chance," Yuvraj added.

West Indies A captain Kieran Powell attributed his team's success to Carter's century and also strengthening of the bowling department.

"Carter played a massive role in our win, particularly considering the situation we were in. It was expected of him and he delivered. We juggled the bowlers little bit and worked on the field settings and it worked out," said Powell.

With the series tied at 1-1, the two teams face each other in the third and final game of the series Thursday at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

--IANS (Posted on 17-09-2013)

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