Can`t pinpoint one particular reason for failure: Dhoni
Sydney: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said that he "can`t pinpoint one particular reason" for his team`s failure in the ongoing ODI tri-series where they have lost their fourth match.
"I can`t pinpoint one particular reason. We need to bat well. Also I have lost most of the tosses and we have had to bat second under lights which is a difficult thing. We haven`t been able to perform to our potential," Dhoni stated at the post-match presentation ceremony.
About the overall series, Dhoni feels that the youngsters in the team have learnt a lot playing on the big grounds.
Talking about today`s defeat, Dhoni said, "When we chased, we left too many overs for Nos 7, 8 and 9. Overall I was quite happy to restrict Australia for 252 when I thought they could have scored 270 plus. Sehwag really bowled well for us."
Dhoni admitted that things got a bit difficult once Irfan got injured.
"Things became difficult as Irfan got injured and Umesh also went for runs although he came back well."
Mathematically, India are still have a chance of making it to the final provided they beat Sri Lanka with bounus point and the islanders even lose to Australia but Dhoni didn`t want to get into the details.
"I am not good in mathematics and I would rather concentrate on my on-field job."