1st Test vs New Zealand: Despite loss, MS Dhoni says he has mixed emotions

India conceded the opening Test to New Zealand by 40 runs despite a spirited fight. Skipper MS Dhoni says such tight finishes have a lot to learn from.

updated: February 09, 2014 16:05 IST
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Auckland: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that losing wickets of the second new ball including a poor umpiring decision, proved to be a decisive factor, as the visitors lost by 40 runs against New Zealand in the first cricket Test here on Sunday.

India lost Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma off the second new ball, on either side of the tea-break that became costly in the final outcome of the match. Rahane was adjudged leg-before of Trent Boult despite a big inside edge. (Scorecard | Match report | Day 4 highlights | Day 5 in pics)

"I am having mixed emotions about this Test match. Close to the 85th over, we lost a few wickets at that point and we had a tough decision (Rahane) at the same time which meant we were short of 30-35 runs and that was the crucial phase," Dhoni said at the post-match press conference.

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