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Dhoni impressed with Afghans performance

India skipper MS Dhoni has praised Afghanistan’s performance during his sides seven wicket victory over the minnows at the Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia.

Having restricted the Afghans to a total of just 115 India easily cruised to victory with over 5 overs to spare as the 2007 champions got their campaign off to a perfect start overcoming a potentially tricky opponent.

"It's important to win, obviously, and especially against teams like Afghanistan, UAE, Kenya and all because you're expected to win and that puts you under more pressure," said Dhoni.

"So I'm really happy with the win and also to see the kind of cricket that they played."

"They batted really well after losing the first three wickets, their middle order was really good. And they were not letting anything go when their were fielding and bowling and it is a really good sign to see them play the way they did."

"It's good to see what exactly the conditions are like. It's not very similar to the sub-continent but the wickets are on the slower side and it doesn't come on to the bat really nicely."

"So I can see spinners being a big part of this Twenty20 World Cup."

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