Dhoni unhappy with bowlers' performances

Published: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 8:29 [IST]
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Dhoni unhappy with bowlers' performances

Nagpur: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed his bowlers for his side"s 3 wicket loss to Sri Lanka in the Nagpur ODI.

Indian captain said that his bowlers failed to provide any breakthroughs in the Sri Lankan run chase at Nagpur.

"We were happy we got 300 runs it was a par score. We wanted to take a couple of wickets with the new ball to reduce the pressure on the spinners. But that did not happen," he said after the match.

"The first bowlers need to do well in such situations so that spinners could chip in later. The bowlers did not do their job. A couple of wickets and couple of good overs matter here," he added.

Asked India did have a chance to win after Tillakaratne Dilshan, who hit 123, was out, Dhoni said, "When Dilshan was out at that time we need to take wickets. But that did not happen. There were some fielding mistakes also."

"The kind of start we got while batting I think we could have scored 20 runs more. That could have put more pressure on the Lankans," said Dhoni.


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