“[Zimbabwe] were 60  for 3 and 49 for 4 [in the first and second ODIs, respectively], but the boys didn’t deal with the pressure well enough,” Domingo said. “Too many knock-ons in the field, too many soft balls, too many balls bowled to the wrong field, wrong options taken. The boys are trying but they are not learning quickly enough. They are making those same mistakes over and over again. That’s the most disappointing thing. Good teams will punish you in these conditions, where it is difficult to defend the scores. They got punished by four really good hundreds [two from Sikandar Raza, and one each from Innocent Kaia and Regis Chakabva] in the last two games.
“Bottom line is that you need hundreds to get match-winning scores. Some great lessons learned for us”
“You have got to give credit to Zimbabwe, particularly Sikandar, he has played fantastically well. Two of the better one-day hundreds you will find under pressure. We left 20 runs out [in both the ODIs]. It is very difficult to defend in the afternoon. Zimbabwe thoroughly deserved the win in both those matches.”
“It is very difficult to criticise the one-day team, based on their performance of the last year-and-a-half,” Domingo said. “They have had some amazing results and fantastic wins. Batting second here is a bit of a factor but there’s a lot of work to be done. Zimbabwe has four hundreds, we have got none. Bottom line is that you need hundreds to get match-winning scores. Some great lessons learned for us.
“The World Cup is still a year-and-a-half away. Fortunately, these games don’t count for [World Cup qualifying] points. We have got to see it as a great learning experience.”
“We didn’t have couple of important players in both formats. We didn’t have Shakib [Al Hasan, for the T20Is], Mustafizur and Litton didn’t play today. Hopefully they are back and fit,” Domingo said. “The confidence is not high in T20s at the moment. Although we have made some improvements in our batting in the last couple of games, we have some way to go. It takes one or two wins in that format to get a bit of momentum.”