Port of Spain: After an embarrassing defeat at the Queen's Park Oval, West Indies skipper Darren Sammy feels the West Indies can bounce back in the series and keep alive their hopes of winning the five-match ODI series. 

"We have the belief, but it's going out there in the middle and doing it. Everything happens out there in the middle, it's about runs and wickets. Who scores the most runs and defends it. It's just that confidence. And when you have not been winning consistently, it becomes more difficult," said the St.Lucian all-rounder.

Sammy, however, was happy to see the performance of his top order.  "At least we showed more intent. But we fell short coming down in the end, we lost a couple crucial wickets, batsmen that were set got out, so it kind of pegged us back. But we were definitely on course for 270-odd," he said.

The skipper said his team failed to exert pressure on India. "We didn't manage to apply the pressure consistently and long enough. They played well and (Virat) Kohli got a chance, I dropped him at slip, and that could have been a turning point. But we had some improvements. We just have to hope that Antigua provides a better surface to suit our type of cricket."

Sammy hoped that in the remaining three matches the team will find consistency with the bat.  "When we find ourselves in good positions, we definitely have to capitalise. In our team goals, somebody in the top five or six have to bat through the innings," he said.

(Agencies)