Watson calls for consistency in final ODI against Windies

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2012, 16:07 PM IST

St Lucia (West Indies): Australian cricketer Shane Watson has reckoned his team has continually allowed its opponents to dominate matches and stressed the need to attain consistency for Sunday’s do-or-die game.

``We`ve seriously got to sit down and make sure we get it right for the next game because we can`t afford to be in the position that we were and then let Kieron go away the way he did. In the middle period we`ve been excellent in most games but we haven`t been able to finish off in the bowling side of things,” The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Watson, as saying.

``In the batting side of things, me or Dave Warner, we`ve got to go on and get a big score to really set the platform for the batting innings,” he added.

His statement came after the West Indies took an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the five-match series following the St. Lucia Test win.

Watson is aware that a responsibility to avert a series defeat rests with him.

``It`s not good enough to get off to a good start but then not go on with it. That`s something that I personally need to sort out because it isn`t good enough, especially when we`re chasing a big total,” he added.

Meanwhile, South Africa`s top-order batsman Hashim Amla is unlikely to feature in the rest of the third Test against New Zealand after undergoing emergency surgery for a groin injury.

``The surgeon is satisfied with the outcome and expects Hashim to make a full recovery, however, it is unlikely that he will be able to take further part in the current Test match,`` South Africa manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said.

ANI