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'Unfair to play a 20-over final for an ODI tournament' - Dhoni

India captain MS Dhoni talks to the media after leading his side to a Champions Trophy victory by beating England in the final by five runs at Edgbaston

June 24, 2013

Posted by   on (June 25, 2013, 18:27 GMT)

@coldcoffee123 Come on dude. Give credit where its due. Just because Ishant had some bad overs you forget the remaining 16 overs where India were awesome. Defending 130 in 20 over was terrific effort by the team.

Posted by coldcoffee123 on (June 24, 2013, 19:46 GMT)

Dhoni was luck to get away with this match and trophy. There was no justification in giving Ishant Sharma the 4th over after having gone for 7,9,11 runs in the first three. England still were favorites with Bresnan and Buttler. However, the inexperience of handling crunch situations proved costly for ENG. A half decent side like SL, WI would have hammered those 20 runs off 16 balls. India might have won this match, but Dhoni's bowling choices raises serious questions. It is such matches (where one teams plays poor cricket only to see the opposition playing even more sub-standard) that raise spot/match fixing rumors. But knowing Dhoni as an honest, committed cricketer, he has shown once again that he has got the Midas touch, that does not seem to be wearing off !!

Posted by lyl67 on (June 24, 2013, 12:39 GMT)

India definitely deserved to win, simply because they were the best team in the competition and England was lucky to be in the final.

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