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MS Dhoni: Spinners made the difference for India in 3rd ODI against England

India captain MS Dhoni speaks to the media after winning the fourth ODI at Nottingham. Dhoni said that the spinners made the difference for India.

“The spinners clinched it for us. I felt Ashwin and Jadeja did really well but Raina’s spell was important. At that time we were already one bowler short. Mohit [Sharma] was out and I wasn’t sure he would come back to bowl again. Raina gave us the first breakthrough, which I think was crucial because they got off to a good start. I did not expect the ball to spin much when I elected to bowl. The face of the wicket looked quite dry. There was no lush green grass cover, which meant that there was no help for the pacers. But still the temperature was down and it’s a fresh wicket. The first 20 minutes to half an hour was crucial… But it slowed down a bit.”, Dhoni was quoted as saying by The Telegraph.

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