Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > News >

India vs England 2012-13: MS Dhoni admits mis-reading wicket at Kochi

India vs England 2012-13: MS Dhoni admits mis-reading wicket at Kochi

MS Dhoni in action during his innings of 72 in the second ODI at Kochi PTI

Kochi, Jan 15, 2013

Crediting his bowlers for the thumping 127-run win over England in the second ODI, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he read the Kochi track wrong as he initially thought it would become good for batting in second half and the visitors would benefit from that.
 
“It seemed like a wicket that may flatten, we thought it will dry up and spinners may not get much turn. Good that I was wrong and our spinners got turn,” he said after the match.
 
Dhoni said the pitch assisted the fast bowlers when India began batting and commended Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh for their 53-run third-wicket partnership which he felt had helped the home side pass through that tough phase.
 
“Initially when there was something for the fast bowlers, it is important to see that phase off. We didn’t get a good start, openers were finding it difficult, Yuvraj and Kohli gave us the platform,” the Indian captain said.
 
Terming the Kochi strip as a ‘perfect’ wicket, Dhoni said it had all the ingredients of a great wicket for Test cricket.
 
“I think the wicket was a perfect Test wicket, something for the fast bowlers and plenty of turn for the spinners, which is what we are looking for,” he said.
 
Meanwhile, England captain Alastair Cook attributed his team’s loss to the poor bowling performance at the death overs which saw England giving away 108 runs in the last 10 overs.
 
“Last 10 overs, we gave over 100 runs. They cost us the game. I think 240-250 on this wicket was a gettable score,” he said.

Cook conceded that England were outplayed by the Indians on the field and lamented over not capitalising the good start given by his bowlers.
 
“It spun a little more in the second innings, but you cannot use that as an excuse. We were out skilled and outplayed today. Those first 10 overs we had a chance to get three four wickets, we did not quite do that. (Steven) Finn bowled well. Credit to India they put us under pressure,” he said.
 
Man of the Match Ravindra Jadeja said his IPL experience for the now scrapped Kochi team helped him.
 
“I enjoyed my batting. The wicket was good and the ball was coming on. I knew the wicket. It was going to be was bit slow, but once you get in, you can score runs. Also, Mahi bhai was telling me, don’t throw away your wicket,” he said.
 
Jadeja struck a 37-ball 61 with the bat and returned with a miserly two for 12 in seven overs while bowling.

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 20, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 17, 2014  at Sharjah

Scores delayed by 15 mins Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 8 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 16, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 41 runs

Womens World T20, 2014

Apr 6, 2014  at Dhaka

Australia Women won by 6 wkts

T20 WC 2014

Apr 6, 2014  at Dhaka

Sri Lanka won by 6 wkts

Womens World T20, 2014

Apr 4, 2014  at Dhaka

England Women won by 9 wkts

Photos

Delhi vs Bangalore match 2, IPL 2014 at Sharjah

Videos

Video Highlights: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders wickets

IPL 2014: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Delhi Daredevils by 8 wickets

IPL Statistics and Records: IPL’s First

IPL 2014: Umpire Camera View creates latest buzz in tournament

IPL 7: Vintage Jacques Kallis showed his class for Kolkata Knight Riders against Mumbai Indians

IPL 2014: Capacity crowd at UAE provides glimpse of the T20 league’s huge following

Australia BCCI Chennai Super Kings Delhi Daredevils India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders Lasith Malinga Mumbai Indians Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Royal Challengers Bangalore Sachin Tendulkar Virat Kohli

Ben Stokes: Must keep anger in control

Jonathan Trott suffers another bout of stress; takes break from game

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2014, Match 5 Preview: Clash of the glamour sides

Yuvraj Singh’s criticism was ‘unfair’, feels Royals Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli

Prem Kumar Dhumal denies extending land allocation favour to HPCA

IPL 2014: Rajasthan Royals’ team composition vital for success

Kings XI Punjab’s local talent gives them an added dimension in IPL 2014

Former Australia PM Robert Menzies used cricket to win a case as a lawyer

Naoomal Jaoomal: The man who opened batting in India’s first ever Test

Sony launches ‘IPL Smart Earphone’ to filter crap commentary; calls endeavour CSR

Fan of the Day

Sudatta Mukherjee

Sudatta Mukherjee

1 Posts | 0 Fans

Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2014 Video Highlights

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR), Live Cricket Score, IPL 2014: Match 4 at Abu Dhabi

Ben Stokes: Must keep anger in control

Motorola Moto X Review: When experience trumps specifications

Sony Xperia Z2 Compact alleged photos leaked

IPL 2014: Rajasthan Royals’ team composition vital for success

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marque passes away

Also on cricketcountry.com