Dhoni pulls bowlers: India won the first one day international match against South Africa but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not happy with the performance of the bowlers as even South African tailenders were even able to score well and Indian bowlers were looking helpless in front of them. India would have won the match with more difference if bowlers would have done better. It was tough fight between the two teams even when many key players missing the match. He said that South African team have ability to bounce back into game and same thing happened in Jaipur as well but at end India won the match with 1 run difference. He said he was expecting such a game from his best bowlers at least that they will not be able to tackle South African tail and will make this game so tough to win after taking good control at starting. Dhoni said bowlers should do better in next matches of the series to make team win the series.
Dhoni praises Jadeja: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was happy with the performance of youngster Ravinder Jadeja for his performance with bat as well as with ball. He said Jadeja put all the difference on the day and rewarded suitably for it. Ravinder Jadeja scored 22 runs of 20 balls and took 2 wickets giving just 29 runs of his 10 over of bowling. Ravinder Jadeja got the man of the match award and he said he did not try anything new and he was just stuck to the basics bowling stumps to stumps and no loose balls. Virender Shewag could not bowl so Indian team was short with one bowler but Yusuf Pathan bowled well. Indian batsmen had started scoring but none of the player was able to convert them into big score expect Suresh Raina, Sehwag and Dinesh Karthik. If batsmen would have done little better than team would have scored total above 300 runs but failed and team scored 298 runs.
Looking for next match: Indian team is looking forward to win the next match as well which will be played in Gawalior on February 24, 2010 and they know that South Africa is a good team and they will try to bounce back into the series by winning next match. M S Dhoni don’t want to lose the next match so he wants his whole team do well and they have got lead already and they don’t lose this lead. Bowlers as well as batsmen both will have to show their talent in next match of series and will have to improve their game as these matches are like a practice for next year world cup as well. It is a tough series as both team are good enough and both have the ability to change the scene of match at any moment. South Africa would also be aiming to win the next match to level the series and they would not like to repeat their mistakes which they did in Jaipur.Share