West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaithe has acknowledged the West Indies need to bat batter in the second Betway Test against South Africa. The West Indies lost the first test by an innings and 64 runs, when they were bowled out for 97 and 162 on a track that was helpful to fast bowlers. 

Speaking to Caribbean journalists via zoom on Thursday, the Barbadian captain explained will both innings are important, the first innings sets the tone for the match and they need a good first innings score. He said the team learnt lessons from the first test and are looking forward to the second test. 

He disagreed that the West Indies batsmen have a weakness to the short pitched bast bowling, but did maintain the Proteas bowled well and backed the batsmen to do well as he says they are capable of doing so.  He says the key is to “learn from the loss, urge players to keep backing the plans. The bowlers did a good job”.

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