Our bowling with the new ball was not up to the mark: MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni was the first to admit that on the New Wanderers wicket, the bowlers shouldn't have conceded in excess of 350.

updated: December 06, 2013 14:19 IST
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Johannesburg: Mohammed ShamiTeam India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni didn't hide his disappointment in the manner Mohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled with the new ball as the visitors lost the first ODI against South Africa by a whopping 141-run margin. (Scorecard)

This is the ninth time in recent matches that Indian bowlers have conceded in excess of 350 runs but Dhoni seemed livid about how they bowled with the new ball. (De Kock proves he is no baby with bat)

"More than the death bowling, our bowling with the new ball was not up to the mark. Shami bowled really well as he hit the right areas but rest of the bowlers didn't. I think we need some more pace," a worried skipper said at the post-match presentation ceremony. (South African Pacers rout India by 141 runs)

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