Tri-series: Sri Lanka missed Lasith Malinga in final over, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Triumphant Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he preferred to use a heavy bat in the final over of the Tri-nation ODI series title clash against Sri Lanka as it was “perfect for slogging”. (Scorecard)

Dhoni almost singlehandedly guided India to yet another ODI title as he made an unbeaten 45 off 52 balls, 16 off them coming in the last over in their chase of 202.

“I went with a heavy bat, the weight was perfect for slogging,” Man of the Match Dhoni said at the presentation ceremony. (Match report)

After bowling out Sri Lanka for 201, India rode on Dhoni and Rohit Sharma’s half century to chase down the target with two balls to spare at the Queen’s Park Oval.Read more