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Porterfield disappointed with lost opportunity

Ireland skipper William Porterfield was left disappointed after the Irish threw away a golden opportunity to create another World Cup against the West Indies.

Having restricted the West Indies to just 138 the Irish suffered a batting collapse which saw them end their innings 68 all out.

"The way we bowled and fielded we were right in it after the first 20 overs so this was a massive missed opportunity. It's disappointing, not just the fact that we lost, but the way that we lost, especially with the bat. It's pretty disappointing to be bowled out for 68," said Porterfield.

"It doesn't matter who we're playing against or what the conditions were like or anything. We've got no excuse. We were struggling after the first 11 balls, losing three wickets - it was a struggle to come back from there," he added.

"Losing early wickets set us right on the back foot. It's hard to play when we just kept losing wickets regularly. We needed a platform, needed some sort of start and to keep wickets in hand coming to the end."

"And if we'd have scored at a half-decent rate up to that we would have stood a half-decent chance," he said

Irelandís attention will now turn to Tuesday clash against England in Guyana where the Irish will need to win to stand any chance of progressing to the Super Eights stage of the tournament.

source - cricket20.com
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