Jason Holder, who scored the most runs in the first ODI against India, believes that their batsmen should place a higher value on wickets in the remaining two games. West Indies failed to bat for the full 50 overs once again, being dismissed for a paltry 176 in just 43.5 overs. India lost by six wickets, falling 0-1 in the three-match series.

“We just need to put a greater prize on our wicket; there were far too many easy dismissals today (on Sunday). The pitch was somewhat challenging to begin with, but we were able to dig a little deeper and put up a much greater fight as a result. We took a few days break and returned stronger. We had to delve a little deeper. To be fair, I don’t believe we’re that far apart. Our top-order just needs to dig a little deeper, put a higher price on their wicket, and give themselves a really good chance,” said Holder, who hit four sixes in his 57-ball innings.

“It was an obvious circumstance in which we needed to delve deep and invest time. Fabian is an excellent batter who, when given the opportunity, can strike out in a hurry. So, I just try to instill that confidence in him, and we tried to build a good partnership; it’s unfortunate that he got out; if he had gone a little longer and we had built a partnership a little deeper, we could’ve been in a very nice position to catch the innings off beautifully,” signed off the former captain.