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'Everything' went wrong in Stars' humiliating loss to Patriots

By August 21, 2018

Following the St. Lucia Stars’ humiliating defeat by seven wickets to the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots on Tuesday, Captain Kieron Pollard said nothing went right for his team who suffered their fifth loss of the season.

Batting first, the Stars were bundled out for just 69 in just 12.3 overs.

Sheldon Cottrell was the main destroyer taking 3 for 14 from 2.3 overs as home side capitulated to the lowest score so far this season.

Qais Ahmad, who top scored with 24 and David Warner, who got 14, were the only batsmen in double figures as the Stars lost wickets with alarming regularity. Sandeep Lamichhane (2 for 13) and Mahmudullah (2 for 20) also contributed to the collapse.

In his post-match interview Pollard, responding to a question about what went wrong replied:

“Everything. I had a conversation with the guys, we start at 0 for 0 and not from the last match. No batsman took the initiative and hung in there. I stress about not being complacent. That wasn't the be all and end all of it and we're back to square one. We need to win four matches, two home games in a row.”

Meanwhile, Cottrell could not believe his good fortune bowling on a pitch where 200 runs had become the norm so far this season.

“I did not expect this, but we all executed it well,” he said.

“Our plan to Kieron was to bowl hard lengths into the pitch and it worked out well. We know every game is tough, and we just try to execute our plans. It's about being a step ahead of the batsman and preparation is the key for me.”

 

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