Simmons laments 'up and down' series


August 23, 2016
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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has once again bemoaned the consistency of the regional side, following their 2-0 defeat in the four-Test series against India.

Speaking following the draw in the final Test at Queen's Park Oval here yesterday, Simmons said the Windies had shown what they were capable of but had failed to produce for sustained periods of time throughout the series.

"The series was a little bit too up and down ... we played well in a cluster, maybe two hours, three hours sometimes and then the next two hours we would be down and I think that for me that was the major disappointment," the Trinidadian told a media conference.

"We've shown that we can do things but not consistently. We batted well in Jamaica, but went and did the same thing in the third Test we did in the first Test so for that, I think it's disappointing we weren't consistent enough."

West Indies opened the series disastrously, slumping to an innings and 92-run defeat inside four days at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua, failing to get 250 in either innings.

In the second Test at Sabina Park, however, they turned in a superb performance to bat the entire last day to reach 388 for six in their second innings and stave off defeat.

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