India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday said he would like his side to learn from the mistakes and stay away from injuries after their four-wicket win against Sri Lanka at Perth in the second ODI.

 

“I always smile whether we are winning or losing, it is good to be on the winning side. Bowlers did really well. Praveen Kumar had an off day today and so Ashwin had to bowl out of his comfort zone in the Powerplays and the slog overs. He bowled well and batted well when we chased,” Dhoni said.

 

“We have confidence in Ravindra Jadeja to bat at number seven and he also bowled well,” he added.

 

Referring to Virat Kohli — who top-scored for India with a 77 in the run chase — running himself out while going for a needless single and getting cramps in the process, Dhoni said, “You do not get a runner nowadays. You have to learn from mistakes and ensure that you do not get cramps. But it happens.”

 

“You have to be ready for these circumstances. You have to hydrate yourself well overnight and during the game.”