A record-breaking chase in the first ODI followed by a collapse in the second means England have a bit to ponder going into the third encounter at St George's, Grenada on Monday with the five-match series against the West Indies poised at 1-1.
With a handful of matches to go, England, who are the No.1 side in the world in ODIs, will have to be wary of such slip-ups as they know one such mistake could potentially cost them the title. While the batsmen have given a good account of themselves in both games so far, the bowlers have been a disappointment.
“It's international cricket, you've got to hurt sides when you get on top. We didn't and they came back and took wickets consistently," he said. "We were probably in a better position than we were in the first game. But a game is never won right until the end. We just left a little bit too much to do."
Windies, on the other hand, have been good but more than a collective effort it has been individual brilliance that has done the job for them. If it was Chris Gayle's blitzkrieg in the first encounter that got them to 360, Shimron Hetmyer's fourth ODI century backed up by Sheldon Cottrell's five-wicket haul saw them over the line in the second ODI.