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We got complacent after taking seven wickets: Dhoni

cricket Updated: Jun 27, 2009 13:02 IST

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India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that his teammates got complacent after polishing the top-order of the West Indies, who nearly toppled India in the high scoring first one-dayer in Kingston on Friday.

India set a massive 340-run target before the hosts but had to toil hard to defend it before managing a 20-run win at Sabina Park.

“Most of the guys thought that we have won the game when they were seven wicket down but it was a mistake and hopefully we won’t repeat that. It was more close than thought,” he said after the match.

About Yuvraj Singh, who played a magnificent knock of 131 Dhoni said, “He has matured as a batsman in the last couple of years. We rely a lot on him. He gets big runs for us in the middle-order.

Dhoni said handing Ashish Nehra the ball in the closing stage was a gamble which paid off.

“It was a gamble. We were thinking of giving that over to an off-spinner or a pacer. Finally we chose a pacer as the ball was getting reverse swing,” he said.