MS Dhoni won't bat higher up the order in Asia Cup
MS Dhoni won't bat higher up the order in Asia Cup

Due to an under par bowling performance from India, Australia once again strolled casually to their target of 309 in the second ODI at Brisbane. For the second time in a row, the Indian bowling had been simply lethargic and allowed the Australian batsmen to remain in the hunt and chase down the target. Skipper MS Dhoni, in the post match interview, admitted that his batsmen would have to score more if they were to win a game Down Under.

“Seems as if we have to score more runs and that puts a lot of pressure on the batsman. “Back to back 300 is always good, but looking at our bowlers, we need to score 330 or more,” said Dhoni. The Indian bowlers were also guilty of bowling way too many extras. The 19 extras could have potentially made a difference. “Most of the wides weren’t because of swing. And we bowled wides even with the old ball. When we were supposed to build pressure, we bowled wides,” Dhoni added

The Indian skipper, however, praised his spinners and said that they bowled moderately well. “The spinners bowled reasonably well,” said Dhoni. The Indian skipper also added that despite the two losses, the morale in the camp was high. “The morale is up, we’ll just have to play a few more shots. We can be on the receiving end if we lose too many wickets. We have to go out there and enjoy it. But looking at everything we have to score 330-plus to make a game out of it,” Dhoni concluded.

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