A video showing India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni speaking after the end of the 5th ODI at Adelaide.

 

Dhoni admitted that it was his mistake in calling Gautam Gambhir for a quick run cost his team a win against Sri Lanka in the fifth match of the tri-series on Tuesday. The match ended in a tie, the first between the two countries.

India were in the driving seat at 178/4 in the 40th over when they lost Gambhir (91). Dhoni, who remained unbeaten on 58, called the left-hander for a single but sent him back when he saw Nuwan Kulasekra pick up the ball, Gambhir rushed back but was still short of his crease.

“A wrong call cost us the game. I was wrong in calling Gautam for a single and he was run out,” Dhoni told reporters.

India go top of the table with ten points in the tri-series having played one game more than Australia, who are on nine points.

India's captain, who is known for keeping his calm in the adverse situations, said that he too felt the nerves with India requiring nine runs off the last over bowled by Latish Malinga. (IANS)