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Indians fielding woes contribute to defeat

Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar blamed his sides poor fielding as the main reason why they suffered a 5 wicket defeat against the South Australia Redbacks.

The defeat leaves the Indians on the verge of elimination from the Twenty20 Champions League after the Redbacks scored 48 runs in the final 4 overs to complete a remarkable fight back.

"I thought it was our fielding, to get those regular breakthroughs was extremely important," said Tendulkar after the game.

"Both the batsmen were dropped and that was after we had a fantastic opening bowling start. It's those important breakthroughs which win you matches and those didn't go our way."

"I thought 182 was a very good total and I felt that right until the last three overs we were very much in control. And then the last two balls of Bravo's over went for boundaries and Zaheer Khan also went for some runs thereafter. I think that was the crunch moment, and they managed to put the ball away," he added.

"He started off brilliantly; I thought his new ball spell was fantastic. It was just towards the end, and there as well, I thought it was just one over. This can happen; he's coming back after a break so bowlers do take some time."

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