MS Dhoni, the Indian captain, said that his bowling unit had an off-day and that they conceded far too many runs in the final overs which turned the tide in favour of the visitors.

Ishant Sharma went for 30 in the 48th over as the required run-rate fell considerably from nearly 15 runs per over to a managable seven runs per over. James Faulkner and Adam Voges's seventh wicket unbeaten stand took the game away from India.

Earlier, Dhoni scored a breathtaking unbeaten 139 off 121 deliveries which included 12 boundaries and five sixes. India were placed precariously at 154 for six. Dhoni ensured his innings took India past 300.