A downbeat MS Dhoni bemoans the team’s failure to make their chances count during their series against England.
India lost the rain-curtailed, 23-over-a-side second ODI by seven wickets at the Rose Bowl on Tuesday as England chased down the stiff target of 188 for the loss of three wickets, with their skipper Alastair Cook remaining unbeaten on 80. This is India's sixth straight loss in the series after a 4-0 whitewash in the Test matches, and the loss of in the lone T20. The first ODI between the two sides on Saturday was washed out.
"It was a tough day. I think we batted well to put almost 190 on the board. The powerplay overs were really crucial when we were trying to defend. Nothing really went our way," Dhoni said after the game.
"A bit of improvement is needed in the bowling department. We only have our specialist bowlers left, and we're not really comfortable playing without the extra batsman and five bowlers. We're not just going through the motions, but nothing has really worked for us," he added.
Dhoni once again rued the injuries that have had a disastrous effect on his team's performances.
"Injuries have been a big concern. We have lost nine players and almost of them feature in the first eleven."
The injury nightmare, however, wouldn't extend to young Ajinkya Rahane who batted with a runner during his knock of 54 on Tuesday.
"He felt a twist in his leg while turning. It's a bit of inflammation but as of now, he wouldn't miss the next game."