The bowlers were dominant with the ball to dismiss India for an average score on the traditionally high-scoring ground, and had set their targets on a lower total had it not been for Dhoni’s man-of-the-match onslaught in the latter overs.
“It was a good start with the ball in hand,” he said. “I thought it was a 300 wicket, I thought the bowlers did extremely well and unfortunately we couldn’t break through with MS (Dhoni) and the tail-enders. He has done it before, he is a serious campaigner, he batted well and you have to give credit to that. We tried everything in the book to break the partnership and I thought we did really well to get down to number nine and ten in the end but he paced his innings really well.”