Nevertheless, the MS Dhoni-led outfit nearly pulled a rabbit out of the hat when Sam Curran introduced them again within the sport with simply giving 4 runs within the penultimate over to depart capital facet in a spot of hassle; needing 17 runs of the final over.
Nevertheless, Dhoni’s resolution to provide the final over to Ravindra Jadeja as a substitute of his trusted demise over specialist Dwayne Bravo backfired after the left-arm spinner conceded three sixes to Axar Patel within the over to lose the sport.
Dhoni, nevertheless, revealed that he did not have a lot of a alternative on the finish as Bravo was unfit on the fag finish of the innings, forcing MSD to decide on between Jadeja and Karn Sharma, with the latter proving costly on the day.
“Bravo was not match, he went out and was actually not in a position to come again. That was the rationale we needed to bowl (Jadeja). The choice was between Karn and Jaddu so I went forward with Jaddu,” MSD stated on the post-match presentation ceremony.
The wicket-keeper batsman additionally praised Dhawan for his century however felt the wicket was barely simpler to bat within the first innings.
“The wicket behaved barely higher within the second innings, it got here on barely higher which made it barely simple for the batsmen. However total, we won’t actually take the credit score away from Shikhar, he batted very well and was supported very well by the opposite batters,” he stated.