The England captain Andrew Strauss was left angered by an unacceptable performance as his first match back in charge resulted in a humiliating defeat.
Strauss angered by England defeat
The England captain Andrew Strauss was left angered by an unacceptable performance as his first match back in charge resulted in a humiliating defeat. Strauss saw his side blown away for just 51 at Sabina Park and he admitted the players were shell-shocked following the extraordinary innings and 23-run defeat. "I am pretty angry with the way we've let ourselves down," Strauss said. "The way we've batted there is not good enough from an England team, we all accept that. "The dressing room is a pretty disconsolate place at the moment. "I don't think anyone likes to see an England team go down in that fashion, the players are all hurting pretty badly. "Moving forward if we can use that as motivation or inspiration to play better then we will come out of it a better side. "I do recognise that out of these pretty tough times, good things can happen. "We have a choice of sticking together as a group of players and become closer as a result of this and move forward. Or we don't." England's top order was blown away by the West Indies paceman Jerome Taylor, who claimed five for 11 with the new ball. The giant left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn also doubled his match wicket tally to eight as England imploded after conceding a 74-run deficit on first innings. *PA Sport