Melbourne: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni pointed out that it was the "flop" show of his batsmen in both innings that lead to a comprehensive 122-run defeat at the hands of Australia, in the first Test in Melbourne on Thursday. (Match Report | Statistical Highlights | Video Highlights)
"Our batting flopped in both the innings. We have to show more consistency," Dhoni told the reporters at the post-match media conference. India could manage only 282 and 169 in the two innings.
"We had a decent start in the first innings. We needed to capitalise on it. When the day began, if we could have got them down to 240-250 runs, it was gettable. Even 292, we should have achieved as the wicket was good. There wasn't much wear and tear on the surface," a disappointed captain remarked.