New Zealand vs India: MS Dhoni rues lack of partnerships after loss in second ODI

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his side lacked partnerships during their 15-run loss to New Zealand in the second ODI at Hamilton.

updated: January 22, 2014 19:27 IST
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India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday asked his openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma to take more responsibility after the visitors crashed to a 15-run defeat against New Zealand in the rain-truncated second one-dayer, here.

"When it comes to our openers, they fought out the first 10 overs but I felt that it was very important they could have carried on for another 10-15 overs so that from the 22nd or 25th over onwards, we should have started to hit out, but it does not always go according to plan," Dhoni said at the post-match presentation ceremony after India slumped to their second consecutive defeat in the series to lose their numero uno status to Australia.

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