Sammy: No one to blame

Gros Islet, St Lucia -- The West Indies and Australia teams arrived in St Lucia on Wednesday, the day after the dramatic tie in the third Digicel One-Day International in St Vincent on Tuesday.

From a seemingly hopeless position, West Indies clawed their way back from five wickets down for just 78 runs to the brink of victory, only for Australian fast bowler Brett Lee to run out West Indian captain Darren Sammy with the scores locked on 220.

Sammy said the team gave it all and no one was to be blamed.

“We believed we could beat them. We should have won. It shows the belief of the team...I won't put the blame on anybody,” Sammy said as he looked ahead to this fourth match in his home island on Friday.

The Australians, who won the series opener by 64 runs but have struggled with the bat in the past two matches, looked set for a much bigger total when they passed 200 for the loss of just four wickets before the lower-order crumbled to the spin of Sunil Narine.

"It's a big learning experience, captaining in a game that is so tight," Australian skipper Shane Watson said. "We need to adapt and get better in these conditions.”

Wed, 03/21/2012 - 16:41