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Aussie media slams India for missed chances

Aussie media slams India for missed chances
Chasing a stiff target of 329, India were all out for 233 in 46.5 overs and the media here restricted its criticism to the the opportunities that the tourists failed to grab in the clash on Thursday.

“If India were going to have any chance of chasing down Australia’s target, it was going to come down to one of Dhoni or Kohli to go the distance but neither managed to. There was hope for India for as long as MS Dhoni was still at the crease, but the Indian skipper simply gave up,” a report in the Daily Telegraph said.

The report quoted former England captain Kevin Pietersen as having expressed surprise to Dhoni not even sliding his bat to reach to his crease. “I don’t know what Dhoni was doing here, he could have made it. Absolutely he could have made it,” Pietersen said.

Sydney Morning Herald also described Dhoni’s innings as “bizarre”. “Any questions over whether Australia’s total of 7-328 would be enough were answered, although the nerves did not subside until Dhoni’s bizarre 65 was brought to an end. Dhoni mysteriously held back a final assault on the distant victory target and it was only then that he began to put the foot down, belting Shane Watson for two sixes in a row. However, the India captain was run out brilliantly by Glenn Maxwell soon after,” it said.
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