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Opting to field backfired, says Dhoni

MS Dhoni said his decision to field in the first T20 International against Australia backfired.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2012 00:25 IST
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MS Dhoni said his decision to field in the first T20 International against Australia backfired.

"There is always a tomorrow. We started well with the bat but could not capitalise. Matthew Wade batted really well for Australia," Dhoni said.

On choosing to field first, Dhoni said: "I feel so (that he erred in his decision), especially the way the wicket behaved in the second innings. It was worse to bat in the second innings. But at the end of the day it is a sport and the team which plays well will win."

Australia captain George Bailey, who played his first match for Australia in any format, hoped to continue the winning run in second T20 at Melbourne Friday.

"It was an all-round performance. I am very excited to win the game. Our fielding and bowling was outstanding," Bailey said.