Team India showing signs of 'desperation': Warner

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Published: Monday, February 27, 2012, 17:03 [IST]
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India 'desperate' to win, says Warner

Hobart, Feb 27: David Warner on Monday sensed a sign of 'desperation' among the struggling team India after their disappointment at the two controversial umpiring decisions during Sunday's ODI match.

India lost by 87 runs to Australia on Sunday's ODI tri-series match at the SCG. India's chances of qualifying to the finals look bleak after the loss in a crucial tie yesterday. India are in a do-or-die situation against Sri Lanka in Hobart on Tuesday, February 28.

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni slammed both the umpiring decisions regarding 'obstructing the field' by David Hussey and obstruction by Brett Lee which led to Sachin Tendulkar's run-out.

Warner said India were desperate and were trying to appeal for anything.

"We can see the desperation from the Indians this summer... they're trying to get something out of it," Warner was quoted as saying by 'The Australian Associated Press'.

"They got beaten 4-0 in the Test series and now they're not doing too well in the one-dayers so they're trying to appeal for anything at the moment."

Warner, however, said India were a good side and would find their form after this series.

"They're a very, very good team and there's some serious talent in the side. They definitely haven't lost interest, they're always out there for a contest. They'll find their form eventually, after this series," he quipped.

Warner, who was man-of-the-match on Sunday, said Indian batsmen were distracted by minor things like people moving behind the sight-screen.

"Even little things are getting on their mind like people moving behind the sight-screen. Not once have any of the Australian players done that and I am not sure what they have seen behind there. There are little things on their mind and it is obviously affecting their game."


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