Bernard - Jamaicans were poor in semis
Jamaica Star article.
Port of Spain, Trinidad - David Bernard Jr, captain of Jamaica, has described Jamaica's WICB NAGICO Insurance Super50 semi-final performance against Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday as unfortunate.
The Jamaicans, who entered the contest with an unbeaten record from three preliminary-round games, plunged to 49 all out off 24.2 overs, the third-lowest total in regional one-day cricket history.
Trinidad, in reply, then achieved their target at 51 for three off 13.1 overs.
"We batted poorly. There is no two ways about that, and it's just unfortunate that this has happened to us at the semi-final stage," said Bernard Jr, who is leading the team for the first time at the regional Super50 level.
"There was a bit of sideways movements and varied pace and bounce, but I did not think it was unplayable. (However) the loss of early wickets would exaggerate any situation, and I think that was what caused our downfall.
"I think we just have to look in it and try to do better the next time we find ourselves in a situation like this."
Jamaica, who were sent into to bat after losing the toss, lost their first four wickets with only five runs on the board thanks to some accurate seam bowling from Dwayne Bravo and Ravi Rampaul, and thereafter, never recovered.