MS Dhoni laments on 'what could have been', Alastair Cook can't praise team enough

England were 139 for five on the first day of the Nagpur Test but managed to score in excess of 300 in their first innings. "I think they (England) handled the pressure well, they batted well in Mumbai and were well supported by Kevin Pietersen. So, I believe that a session like those really matters. Two sessions or fours hours of play can make a major difference and that's what happened in the series," said the Indian skipper MS Dhoni.

updated: December 17, 2012 18:08 IST
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Nagpur: A dejected India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today blamed his batsmen and quick bowlers in equal measure for the team's humiliating 1-2 series loss against England after the fourth and final Test ended in a draw here.

"I think we struggled in the batting and fast bowling but our spinners were on the mark. The difference between the two bowling sides was James Anderson, he bowled really well on all the four occasions," said Dhoni at the post match presentation ceremony.

"Most of the other fast bowlers looked quite average but he was the one who tested the batsmen quite often. I think the credit goes to him, there was not much support for fast bowlers on a track like this. But apart from that, I think the batsmen have to take the responsibility of not putting enough runs on the board," he said.

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