Colombo: Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed batting failure and untimely brief spell of rain for India's rout against Australia as the team suffered a crushing nine-wicket defeat in a Super Eight group match of the World Twenty20, here on Friday.
Just when Australia had began their chase, rain stopped play for about 10 minutes and India skipper said that it made conditions difficult for his spinners.
"We need to analyse what really happened. We got off to a good start, but lost quick wickets, and we were not in a good situation to cash in. That was the main reason for the defeat We were 20 short," Dhoni said at the post-match presentation ceremony.