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Drakes: All is not lost

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 5:00 AM

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC):

Head coach of West Indies women Vasbert Drakes says all is not lost after the regional side was outplayed by Sri Lanka in the second One Day International (ODI) of a four-match series at the R Premadasa Stadium on Friday.

The Windies women lost by six wickets as Sri Lanka levelled the series one all after losing the opening fixture earlier in the week.

Drakes also said his side entered the match with confidence, but failed to execute on the day.

"Coming into the game, we thought we would have covered our base and everyone was pretty comfortable," said Drakes.

"Unfortunately, we did not execute as a unit consistently in any of the departments so, consequently, we allowed them to control more of the game than we did. Obviously, the most important thing is not to dwell too much on it."

The Windies Women were dismissed for 124 in 42.3 overs after they chose to bat, with Shashikala Siriwardene undermining their batting with figures of four for 30 from 9.3 overs.

None of the Windies Women's bowlers made an impact and Siriwardene guided the home team to victory, leading the way with an unbeaten 42.