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Something "funny and fishy" about dropped catches: Dhoni

cricket Updated: Dec 12, 2009 23:08 IST

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India captain M S Dhoni was clearly unhappy with the sloppy fielding by his side for the second consecutive game in Mohali but said there was "something funny and fishy" in today's T20 International as Sri Lanka were also not at their best in that department of the game.

"Had we taken those catches the Sri Lankan scoreboard would have been different. We would not have chased down 200-plus, its a big total," Dhoni said after India spank Sri Lanka by six wickets in the second and final Twenty20 International to level the T20 series 1-1.

"There is something funny and fishy. Sri Lanka also dropped catches, missed run out chances. May be the crowd, ground or the light any cricketer at this level should have taken those catches," he added.

Dhoni said the difference between the Indian performance in Nagpur and here was that every batsman found the groove soon after one was out.

"It was a good batting tract but the important thing was that we got a good start with Virender Sehwag giving us the platform. But after that those coming in found the groove. When Gambhir was out I could keep the pace and when Sehwag was out Yuvraj scored at a brisk pace," said the Indian captain.

He said if India are to become world champions again in T20 and ODIs, bowling and fielding will have to be improved.

"We need to improve in bowling, not merely in T20 but in ODIs also. Because chasing 200-plus in T20 is not ideal. The same in ODIs. We have the firepower in batting."