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MS blames batsmen, pacers

A dejected India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday blamed his batsmen and quick bowlers in equal measure for the team's humiliating 1-2 series loss against England after the fourth and final Test ended in a draw.

‘I think we struggled in the batting and fast bowling but our spinners were on the mark. The difference between the two bowling sides was James Anderson, he bowled really well on all the four occassions,’ said Dhoni at the post match presentation ceremony.

‘Most of the other fast bowlers looked quite average but he was the one who tested the batsmen quite often. I think the credit goes to him, there was not much support for fast bowlers on a track like this. But apart from that, I think the batsmen have to take the responsibilty of not putting enough runs on the board,’ he said.

‘If you are playing on tracks that turn from the very first day, then you have to be at your best because if you commit one or two mistakes, you may be the side that will have to take the pressure.

I think they (England) handled the pressure very well,’ he added.
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