Failure in the batting hurt us: MS Dhoni

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Perth: Australian victory at Perth by an innings and 37 runs on Sunday saw Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men lose yet another Test match– that is three in a row in this series. The skipper blamed the failure in the batting department as the cause of the defeat.

"We didn`t perform well up till now. Warner played really well, in that one session he took the game away from us. The failure in the batting definitely hurt us," Dhoni said at the post-match presentation. At a time when the calls for the heads of seniors in the team are growing stronger, Dhoni came to their defence saying, “Class is always there, they have the experience, it’s just in two back-to-back series that we have failed."

However, Dhoni was hopeful of turning things around when the two teams meet at Adelaide on January 24 for the fourth Test match. "What has happened, the last couple of series, we have not adapted well to the conditions quickly enough. Winning in Adelaide is the only motivation we have now, the bowlers have shown they can take wickets, we need to put the runs on the board," he said.

When asked about the changes for the next match, Dhoni said, "We'll have to wait and watch, the last series we played overseas we didn't win a game, we want to win at Adelaide."

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