Dhoni admits he lost cool on his bowlers

Updated: 01 February 2009 17:39 IST

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he lost his cool when his bowlers got confused and did not know what to do during the power plays in the 2nd ODI.

Dhoni admits he lost cool on his bowlers

Colombo:

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday said he lost his cool when his bowlers got confused and did not know what to do during the power plays in the second one-dayer against Sri Lanka here.

"I lost my cool especially when bowlers got confused with the power plays. I was not myself especially in the second power play," Dhoni said after his side's 15-run victory to go 2-0 up in the five-match series.

Dhoni said he did not feel the job was done yet despite his team enjoying a 2-0 lead.

"It was tough and we did not have such a game for a long time. We have to be careful as such wins often make us relaxed a bit. We should remember that the series is yet to be won. We want to win the series and for that each of us have to give 100 per cent," Dhoni said.

He said his team would have to make improvements in some departments of the game to win the series.

"Today's game was a tough one during which we have committed some mistakes which we would like to rectify before going for the next match," he said.

"We had couple of run outs. Besides, the bowlers should maintain line and length in the slog overs," he added. Home team captain Mahela Jayawardene conceded India played better and are deserving winners.

"They (Indians) played better cricket today. It was a good game. They deserve to win. We have also some positives to take. We fought back well. It was a bit too much for Kandamby to finish the match. Myself and Kapugedera should have been there," he said.

"During India innings we gave way too many runs when we were in control. We have to minimise mistakes and raise our game in the remaining matches," Jayawardene added.

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