Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni urged his batsman to score more runs than what they have in the first two One Day Internationals (ODI). Dhoni backed Suresh Raina, when questioned on his poor form backed the southpaw to come good in the upcoming ODIs


But Dhoni, speaking after the game, said that was not something they would dwell on.


“As far as the morale is concerned, it’s a fantastic, lively dressing room. And what we always emphasise is that cricket is not something that should have a lot of effect on the dressing room,” he said.


“Yes, they are linked, but at the same time it should not be like when you’re performing well you have a different dressing room and when you’re not the entire scenario changes.”


New Zealand, who won the first match by 24 runs in Napier on Sunday, posted 271 for seven  in a rain-disrupted innings in Hamilton that was reduced to 42 overs.