Bangladesh played better admits Dhoni

Bangladesh played better admits Dhoni

By: || Updated: 01 Jan 1970 12:00 AM


Mirpur: Indian captain
Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that Bangladesh were clearly the better side and
his bowlers felt the pressure during the Powerplay as the World Champions
slumped to a five-wicket defeat at the hands of the hosts in the Asia Cup
here Friday.

Chasing 289, Bangladesh scored 293 for five with
four balls to spare to keep their hopes alive of reaching the finals of
tournament.

Dhoni said Indian bowlers were under pressure in the
death overs. He also said that India should have scored a few more runs.

"They
played better cricket throughout. At the start of the power play our
bowlers felt the pressure, a bit more runs on the board would have been
better," said Dhoni.

The Indian captain reiterated that
Bangladesh were a dangerous team and could not be taken lightly. Dhoni
also praised Sachin Tendulkar, who reached his 100th international
hundred.

"The youngsters will learn more. Bangladesh can play
really well on their day, they used the conditions well, their reverse
swing bowling was good. We have been waiting for a long time for Sachin to
get this (hundred)," he said.






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