Tuesday, September 15, 2009

India Win special victory for Tri-Sries

India, who enjoyed the briefest of stints, for a day, at No.1 on the ICC ODI rankings afterwards their defeat of New Zealand and slipped to No. 3 afterwards accident to Lanka, are aback at the No.2 — the position area they were afore the alpha of the series.

With a baking 138 off 133 assurance from Sachin Tendulkar and able abetment from Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh, India defeated the hosts by 46 runs. Harbhajan Singh did the ablaze about-face with the brawl as he best up bristles for 56.

Dhoni committed the achievement to above Board of Control for Cricket in India chief, the backward Raj Singh Dungarpur, who anesthetized abroad on Saturday. “He was the administrator during our bout to Pakistan. He was a abundant man. We address the achievement to him,” he said.

While cogent achievement that they had clinched an ODI bays in Lanka afterwards a continued time (the aftermost one actuality in 1998) Dhoni said: “The achievement is special… It feels abundant to win a bays in Sri Lanka afterwards such a continued time. Actuality the second-placed aggregation in apple rankings we accept to accumulate assuming able-bodied to sustain the quality. The boys are adolescent and acquirements and we consistently try to accord our best.”

But he didn’t accord his aggregation abounding marks adage there was abundant allowance for advance in the fielding and the bowling departments.

“We accept got to apprentice from our mistakes… We did abridgement a bit in the fielding and bowling departments and both are actual crucial. Thankfully, we concluded on the acceptable ancillary today.”

Dhoni lavished acclaim on Rahul Dravid for accordant to accessible the innings as it accustomed him to agreement with the batting order. “The ambiguity of the batting adjustment was accessible alone because Rahul agreed to open. It’s actual difficult to ask him to change his batting adjustment back he is so ablaze at No.3. But with him opening, I confused the batting adjustment a bit which afraid them.”

He additionally accepted the Lankans for giving a bent chase. “(Tillekaratne) Dilshan batted absolutely well… We aloof fed him with a lot of the short-pitched being that he relishes. We will be accurate abutting time,” he said.

Sachin bagged the Man of the Bout and Man of the Alternation awards for his accomplished performances.

“It has been a lot of fun arena here. The altitude were altered and so we did absolutely well. Dhoni and Yuvraj batted alluringly and again Harbhajan was absurd with the ball. It was a acceptable aggregation effort,” Sachin said.

Calling the bout absolutely a close affair, Sachin said he had apathetic off all his nails in the process. “Well, I’ve absent all my nails… But congratulations to Sri Lanka for putting up such a abundant show,” he said.

He didn’t accede that he had afflicted his appearance of playing: “I didn’t change my style… But maybe the way bodies attending at me has changed.” He additionally added that his anatomy has been captivation up appealing able-bodied except for a few cramps.

Harbhajan, who claimed his third five-wicket booty on Monday, said: “It’s abundant to win a alternation in Sri Lanka afterwards a continued time. All the guys chipped in with advantageous contributions to booty us to victory. But we could accept bowled and fielded better.”

Dhoni’s analogue Kumar Sangakkara acquainted they could accept won the bout had the batsmen apparent a little added responsibility.

“We were in the coursing till the 43rd over. At one stage, we were advanced of the allurement rate. But we kept accident acute wickets and that brought the downfall. If the batsmen could accept apparent a bit added responsibility, we could accept concluded on the acceptable side.

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