Disappointed Watson says Australia’s ruthlessness has been lost
St. Lucia (West Indies): Australian stand-in captain Shane Watson has described his side’s performance in the drawn one-day series against the West Indies as ``very disappointing,`` and warned that his side needs to rekindle its ruthlessness.
``We`re at a stage where things look like we`re cruising OK and change quite quickly. That`s happened since I`ve come back into the Australian team over the last 10 games. It`s something we certainly need to work on. To tie the series, especially when in a number of those games we were at a stage where we should have buried the West Indies, it`s probably very disappointing,” a leading daily quoted Watson, as saying.
Watson was reflecting on his side’s performance after claiming a 30-run win in the final match to level the series two all.
Australia let the West Indies make a comeback in the match when victory seemed assured.
The hosts, who were chasing a 282-run target, appeared finished when captain Darren Sammy arrived at the crease with the score 7-118.
But skipper Sammy smashed 84 off 50 balls, as he and Andre Russell scored 101 of 59 deliveries for the eighth wicket to put the Windies back in the match.
Australia, however, had enough runs on the board to neutralize Sammy`s blitz.