Melbourne: Blaming his bowlers for the loss in the first match of the One-day Tri-series, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that the Indian bowlers bowled far too many loose bowls which the Australians capitalized on.
“After the rain the Australians were going to target our bowlers as they had only 21 overs to bat. We made their task easy by presenting them bad balls and that was the reason they could score 216 runs. To it we did not have a good start when we were batting and the momentum was always with the Australians," said Dhoni after his side's 65-run defeat, adding that bhave to owlers bowl well for the batters to have a reasonable chance to chase down a total.
However, the skipper was all praise for leg-spinner Rahul Sharma. "He did a decent job for us. He was someone who was not consistently getting hit. There were a lot of edges which went to places where there were no fielders. Overall he did a good job for us."
Meanwhile, man-of-the-match Mathew Wade said “To perform in my very first match is a very good feeling. The boys were on a high after the win in the Test series and were eager to win the match.”
Australian captain Michael Clarke was very happy with the team's performance. He said “We were trying to execute our plans and we did wonderfully. Most of the players contributed in the win."
By Indian Sports News