Port of Spain (Trinidad): West Indies captain Darren Sammy blamed his batsmen for failing for capitalise on a good start after the team lost by seven wickets against India in the second One-Day International (ODI).

Skipper Sammy said his batsmen showed intent but could not bat through and eventually fall short by around 30 runs at the Queen's park Oval here.

"We put ourselves in a good position but we didn't capitalise in the end. We were about 30 runs short. We rotated the strike better today, but we didn't get one of the top batsmen to bat through," Sammy said after the match on Wednesday.

"Samuels has been out for a while, but we saw how well he was batting. Sarwan is also stabilizing the middle order for us. We can't fault the effort of the bowlers, they've been doing their job. Hopefully, In Antigua, we'll have a better surface for us to play our style of cricket," he added.

Chasing a revised target of 183 in 37 overs, India scored the runs with 20 balls to spare and stand-in skipper Suresh Raina praised his bowlers for setting up the win for them.

"Bowlers executed the plans very well. Amit Mishra bowled very well in the Power-play. Munaf gave us breakthroughs as well, and Virat and Parthiv did well in the chase. Virat showed great responsibility," he said.

Virat Kohli, who was adjudged Man of the Match for his 103-ball 81, said he took advice from his senior colleagues and it helped him to get over his last game disappointment.

"I was disappointed getting out in the last game, but did well today. Parthiv played amazingly and we had a good partnership up front," he said.

India are now leading 2-0 in the five-match series. The visitors will take on West Indies on Saturday in the third one-day international at North Sound.

(Agencies)