India must learn to get tail out - Dhoni
fter India's 122-run loss
at the MCG, India's third first-Test loss on their last four tours, MS Dhoni
said it was the batting that let the side down. The team, he said, also
need to come up with ways to run through the opposition's lower order.
"We thought with a 230-odd runs [overnight] lead, if we could get them
for 240 or 250, that's a very gettable score," Dhoni said. "But I felt
290-odd was also a score we should have achieved. The wicket was good,
it was not like there was too much wear and tear on the wicket. I think
the batting line-up flopped in both the innings.
"First innings, we got off to a decent start. We had a kind of a
partnership going, after that we needed to capitalise on it. We were not
really able to do that, because of which we were close to 50 runs
short. In the second innings, wickets kept falling at regular intervals,
which meant getting close to 300-odd runs was more and more difficult.
Just that we need to get consistent with our batting."