Our Spinners Were The Difference - MS Dhoni
Indian captain MS Dhoni praised the efforts of his spinners - particularly part-timers Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu - as well as his team's fielding following India's six-wicket win over England in the second One-Day International at Trent Bridge.
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After England made a good start, India's slow bowlers managed to peg them back, bowling them out for 227.
Then, Rayudu scored an unbeaten half-century to guide India to a comprehensive six-wicket win with seven overs to spare.
"I was surprised by how much it turned, because we though it would not turn that much and to some extent we were surprised," Dhoni said.
It really brought our spinners into the game and I felt (Suresh) Raina's spell was crucial because Mohit (Sharma) got injured and you're not really sure if he will come back and bowl the seven overs that he had to bowl, so I had to get those seven overs from the part-times.
"I am happy that Raina and (Ambati) Rayudu contributed more than seven overs and there was less pressure on me, so I think that it was a very good bowling effort."
He added that he was also pleased with the fielding effort, which included a direct hit from Mohit Sharma to run out Ian Bell and an outstanding slip catch from Suresh Raina to remove Ben Stokes.
"Well, it's fantastic... as far if you see the performance you... I think it's a fantastic performance by the whole team.
"What was brilliant apart from the bowling was the fielding also, you know, (Ian) Bell's wicket at that point in time was very crucial, then (Suresh) Raina's catch in the slips...those are the things that really helps you as a team and as a partnership going, even when there is a bit of assistance, that kind of help from the fielders.
"I'm glad, you know, that we are fielding really well and it's important in the coming two games as well that we field well."
Video courtesy of SNTV
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