West Indies coach Floyd Reifer disappointed with batting against India
KINGSTON: West Indies coach Floyd reifer He was dejected after another batting collapse saw the hosts fight 87 for seven on the second day of the second Test against India.
In a lethal opening spell on Saturday, Indian pacemaker Jasprit Bumrah (6/16) shook the West Indies by picking up the first five wickets, three of which came in successive balls in the ninth.
Our batting was disappointing again, since we didn't leave many balls at the start of the innings. When the ball moves, it must be played as late as possible. We have to work on our batting, Reifer said.
The West Indies players also struggled a lot for the night hitter Hanuma Vihari (111), who scored his first century and added 112 runs with Ishant Sharma (57) after India dropped to 302 for seven at one stage.
The duo's effort helped India publish 416 in its first entries.
Today was a difficult day, the way we started we had the goal of playing India early. Our bowlers played a fairly good line and lengths, we maintained a good scoring rate in terms of keeping India below three times more, Reifer said.
For the West Indies, Captain Jason Holder was the most successful bowler when he returned a five-wicket course, while rookie Rahkeem Cornwall picked up three. Kemar Roach scalded a gate.
Roach, Holder and Cornwall had good spells. It's a matter of us, not taking advantage of the key moments of the game. We are going to take a special risk on flat terrain like these. When opportunities arise, you have to capitalize, Reifer said.