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Dhoni happy with Jadeja contribution
Saturday 10 September 2011

The current series against England has been MS Dhoni’s most frustrating tenure as India captain. And the World Cup-winning skipper reveals what went wrong in the third ODI against England.

"I think we lost too many early wickets and that cost us dear. We did very well to end up with that total (234). Jadeja batted really well and helped us set up a good total. The ball was doing quite a bit early on, but it did not do a lot when I went in, myself and Jadeja batted well to get ourselves to a good total," Dhoni said after the game.

Dhoni said that while the rain had affected their chance of winning the game, it wasn't the gamechanger.

"We went into the break and had the advantage that we did not loose too many runs despite losing seven overs. I had a chat with Duncan in the break, there was grass on the surface but it was soft underneath it," he said.

Dhoni said he was happy to have Ravindra Jadeja, who was adjudged man of the match, in the team as a left-arm spinning option.

"I am happy with the combination. We needed a left arm spinner since Yuvi was not there."

Meanwhile, Dhoni's counterpart Alaistar Cook credited the England lower order for "a job well done".

"We knew the ball would do a bit and Anderson did very well to reduce them to five down. We batted pretty well in the start, though I was a bit surprised with the amount of spin that the pitch offered. The only worry was the fact that none of us got to an unbeaten 80 odd runs. Credit to Ravi, Tim, Broady and Swann for pulling us past the line," he said.

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