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I was expecting 10 more overs: Dhoni

cricket Updated: Apr 07, 2009 11:35 IST

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Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni expressed disappointment after the third and final Test against the Kiwis ended in a draw and said he was expecting another 10 overs to mop up the New Zealand tail before the heavens opened up and dashed his hopes."I am just a bit disappointed that the match eneded in a draw," said Dhoni at the awards ceremony after India clinched the three-match Test series 1-0 here on Tuesday, ending 41 years of drought.

India won the first Test in Hamilton by 10 wickets while the second in Napier ended in a draw.Dhoni said he was expecting some more overs to finish off the job on the fifth day.Chasing an improbable 617 for victory that would have helped Daniel Vettori's team level the series, New Zealand managed 167 for four last night.They lost four more wickets this morning and reached 281 before rain intervened."I was expecting 10 more overs," said Dhoni, who became the first captain since Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi led the Indian team to Test series win in New Zealand in 1967-68.

However, Dhoni was happy emulating that feat."I am happy with the performance," Dhoni said.