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Dhoni puts up brave face after loss in T20 opener

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday put up a brave face after his side slumped to yet another defeat with a 31-run thrashing in the Twenty20 International, saying "there is always a tomorrow".

india Updated: Feb 01, 2012 23:34 IST

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday put up a brave face after his side slumped to yet another defeat with a 31-run thrashing in the Twenty20 International in what is turning out to be a disastrous tour of Australia, saying "there is always a tomorrow".

After being whitewashed in the four-match Test series, India lost the first Twenty20 International against Australia at the ANZ stadium today, and Dhoni said batting once again let the visitors down in the tour.

"There is always a tomorrow. We started well (with the bat) but could not capitalise. But (Mathew) Wade batted really well (for Australia)," he said after the match.

Dhoni conceded that his decision to bowl first after winning the toss backfired.

"I feel so, especially the way the wicket behaved in the second innings. It was worst to bat in the second innings," he said when asked whether he erred in letting Australia bat first.

"But at the end of the day it is a sport and the team which plays well will win."

Dhoni's counterpart George Bailey, who played his first match for Australia today, and that too as captain, credited the entire team for the emphatic win.

"It was all-round performance from the boys. I am very excited to win the game. Everyone contributed. Our fielding and bowling was outstanding," he said.

"There's a great feeling around Australian cricket at the moment. We hope to continue the same performance in Melbourne."