“This was a bad game for sure, but it’s not the end of the world” – Brathwaite laments Windies’ lack of fight in Adelaide

Captain Kraigg Brathwaite has lamented a lack of fight shown by West Indies following a crushing 419-run loss to Australia in the second Test at the Adelaide Oval.

On Sunday, December 11, West Indies were bowled out for 77 in their second innings as they lost the Day-Night Test by a mammoth margin of 419 runs. The defeat in Adelaide is the West Indies’ biggest, by runs, to the Aussies.

In Adelaide, the tourists was skittled for 77 in their second innings – their second-lowest innings total against Australia, who completed a 2-0 series sweep.

“We didn’t show any fight at all,” Brathwaite said.

“Australia bowled well but we didn’t fight.”

Brathwaite maintained the West Indies had the talent to challenge Australia.

“It’s for us to believe in ourselves and learn from all the experiences, all the challenges you go through,” he said.

“That is a key to going forward and getting better consistently as a Test team.”

Brathwaite was dejected, but he also lauded the West Indies for a fairly decent performance in 2022 in Test cricket.

“Bad days happen and bad games. This was a bad game for sure, but it’s not the end of the world, we have a lot of Test cricket to play next year, so we have to look ahead,” he stated.

“This loss is a little disappointing and how we didn’t show the fight. But I still think it was a good year for us – a very good year – losing one series against probably the No. 1 team in the world is not a bad effort,” Brathwaite.

The West Indies return to Australia next summer for another two-Test series.

“A lot of the guys, this was their first time to Australia so the experience would help,” Brathwaite said.

“And then seeing how Australia played – how their batsmen started their innings, we could learn from that, and then how their bowlers bowled throughout a spell.

“You have got to learn and it’s important when you come back you don’t make the same mistakes.

“Australia will always be a strong team at home but … it’s important we show that experience when we come back.”

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