It was a 'well-written script', says MS Dhoni

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Published: Friday, June 21, 2013, 12:13 [IST]
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It was a 'well-written script': Dhoni

Cardiff, June 21: India captain MS Dhoni said the 8-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy semi-final was a "well-written script".

India stormed into the final with a dominant performance over the neighbours on Thursday (June 20). Bowlers swung the ball after winning a good toss and batsmen completed the job in a hurry.

"I think it is a well-written script, good toss to win, started well by the bowler, unfortunately for Sri Lanka they lost (Tillakaratne) Dilshan. We capitalised on that, then the bowlers bowled well, especially the spinners. I think it is important to have good bowlers in the side. The ball was still doing a bit," Dhoni said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

Dhoni, who bowled 4 overs, was asked why he decided to bring himself on. And his reply was: "Bhuvnesh had already bowled 8 or 9, we wanted to keep some of the fast bowlers' overs for the death, so with Karthik around I think might as well give it a go. I thought even if it goes badly, I'll bowl one over. It went okay so I bowled another," he explained.

On the final where they face England on Sunday (June 23), the skipper said: "England are a very good side, and we have played a lot against them in the last couple of years."


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