His gritty century could not help India’s win but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s ton under challenging conditions was acknowledged and appreciated by his counterpart Misbah-ul-Haq, here Sunday. Dhoni scored a fighting 113 when India were staring down the barrel at 29 for 5 after being put into bat in bowling friendly conditions.
Dhoni was also adjudged the Man of the Match for his knock. “It was more difficult to play in the first half. There was lot of moisture but very well played by Dhoni. He single- handedly took the game away from us but in the end [Nasir] Jamshed played brilliantly for us,” Misbah said at the post match presentation ceremony.
“Nasir played an extremely good knock and showed the way by finishing the game,” he added.
Misbah said his fast bowlers – Junaid Khan and Mohammad Irfan – did a fantastic job for the side after winning a crucial toss “It was a good toss to win. It was an excellent spell by Junaid. He has done it before in a Test match in Sri Lanka. There was something for the bowlers but of you don’t bowl in the right areas when the ball is seaming, you don’t get result. Good to see that the bowlers pitched in the right areas in helping conditions,” he said. Read more
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