Dhoni rues top-order failure

India had their second successive top-order batting collapse but unlike the second ODI in Chennai, where their lower order came to the rescue, Pakistan’s bowlers didn’t give the hosts a second chance and completed a big win to take the series.

MS Dhoni rued the failure of his batsmen after the bowlers had brought India back into the match. Pakistan had appeared set for a huge total after a 141-run opening stand, but India’s bowlers struck regularly in the second half of the innings to limit their target to 251.

“The bowlers brought us back into the game,” Dhoni said. “The spinners in the second half of the first innings bowled well and the faster bowlers made most of the bounce available off the pitch. But when we went into bat, we lost too many wickets.” Read more
Courtesy : www.espncricinfo.com

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