Pune: West Indies lower-order batsmen made the difference in the outcome of the third ODI against India with their smart batting, said pacer Jasprit Bumrah.
West Indies were reduced to 227 for eight one stage but they went on to post 283 for nine with Ashley Nurse (40) and Kemar Roach (15) rasing a 56-run stand.
"I think we bowled well as a unit, till the 35th over we were pretty good, yes we gave a little bit of runs in the end, so may be that could be the difference. Overall the bowling performance was not to bad. They played well as well and you have to give credit to the batsmen. It's a combination of both," Bumrah told reporters at the post match press conference.
India suffered a 43-run defeat at the hands of West Indies as the visitors levelled the series to stay alive in the five match rubber.
"If you say that their bowlers made 90 runs, then Jason Holder is an all-rounder. They batted well down the order."
He also defended his pace colleague Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who had a bad in office as he leaked 70 runs in his 10 overs.
"Bhuvi started well, but in the middle or in the end, it can happen sometimes. When you bowl at the depth, it is difficult. It is not necessary that all bowlers will click every-time, he said.
India play the next game in Mumbai on Monday.