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India vs England 1st Test: MS Dhoni says it was a good Test for his team

MS Dhoni © Getty Images
MS Dhoni © Getty Images

Nottingham: Jul 13, 2014

Calling the stalemate here a “good Test match” for his team, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today singled out Stuart Binny as one who could fill in the seaming all-rounder’s slot in the near future. Binny struck a match-saving 78 on his debut as India overcame some anxious moments to manage a draw in the first cricket Test against England.

“Overall there was a lot of positives for us. We needed a partnership this morning and we got it. It was a good Test match for us, we managed to put pressure on them and then we held up well when we were under pressure,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation ceremony. Binny made a mark with a memorable performance as he not only pulled India out of the woods but also took his side to a lead of more than 300 runs to shut the door on England at Trent Bridge.

And Dhoni said: “We haven’t had a seaming allrounder but Stuart Binny can be someone who can really contribute for us in the future.” He had no regrets about leaving out Ravichandran Ashwin from the playing XI. ”I don’t regret not playing R Ashwin because there was no help for the spinner. We had good combinations and I was happy with the bowling attack. I don’t think I could have changed much when (Joe) Root and (Jimmy) Anderson were going, we tried a few things but the ball got soft and the bowlers go tired and I don’t think there was much else we could have done.” Root and Andreson shared a world-record 10th wicket partnership to bail England out of a precarious situation yesterday.

“A lot of youngsters have played really well. We wanted to see what kind of fight they are putting in and we’re pleased,” Dhoni said. England captain Alastair Cook was full of praise for Root, who notched up a big century in the hosts’ first innings. ”In this game we had a poor session, losing six wickets on a really good pitch. Thankfully we got out of it. Joe Root has come back really well, leading the time and marshalling those partnerships,” Cook said.

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