Dhoni calls for T20 improvement from India

James Fiztpatrick | cricket20

Despite snapping their 4 game T20 losing streak India captain MS Dhoni was still not happy with the way his team fielded during their 6 wicket victory over Sri Lanka.

Dhoni was disappointed to see another 5 catches go down in the field to add to the 4 dropped on Wednesday night during their 29 run defeat in Nagpur.

"Had we taken those catches the Sri Lankan scoreboard would have been different. We would not have chased down 200-plus, its a big total," said Dhoni in the post game press conference.

"There is something funny and fishy. Sri Lanka also dropped catches, missed run out chances. May be the crowd, ground or the light any cricketer at this level should have taken those catches," he added.

"We need to improve in bowling, not merely in T20 but in ODIs also. Because chasing 200-plus in T20 is not ideal. The same in ODIs. We have the firepower in batting."

Although critical of his fielders Dhoni could not fault his batsman and was pleased to see the top order all firing.

"It was a good batting track but the important thing was that we got a good start with Virender Sehwag giving us the platform. But after that those coming in found the groove. When Gambhir was out I could keep the pace and when Sehwag was out Yuvraj scored at a brisk pace,"

Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara was less happy conceding his team had not taken their chances in the field.

"200-plus was a big score. I thought 206 was a winning total. But the dropped catches and run out misses we did not take our chances. But played really well. Virender Sehwag started well and then Dhoni and Yuvraj finished the game," he said.

"Malinga and Fernando bowled well. We did well in the first six overs but after that it was more of a containment. Moreover we did not take the chances."

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