MS Dhoni unhappy with umpires despite India victory in first Test

Last Updated: 19/11/12 12:19pm

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India skipper MS Dhoni made a thinly-veiled attack on the umpires after their nine-wicket victory over England in the first Test in Ahmedabad.

India chose not to use the Decision Review System in the series, and that decision backfired on them as they had a number of confident and worthwhile appeals rejected by Aleem Dar and Tony Hill.

England vice-captain Stuart Broad believes DRS should be brought it in the remaining Tests, though he pointed out India would have benefitted more than the tourists had it been employed in Ahmedabad.

"It was hard work for the bowlers, especially if you are expected to take more than ten wickets to get the team out."
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

"It was hard work for the bowlers, especially if you are expected to take more than ten wickets to get the team out," Dhoni said.

He was not surprised England's second innings of 406 was a markedly better effort than the first, when they were skittled out for 191 on a fine batting track.

"There was something in the wicket initially and the spinners bowled really well in the first innings but as the game progressed there was a bit of low bounce for the spinners but not much turn so they had to work really hard," Dhoni said.

"Even if you misjudged the flight you still had time to adjust. Even if you edged one it was still unlikely to reach the slip area.

"It was about keeping one or two deliveries out, and you were set for the game. It was the last session on the second day and first session on the third day that really shifted the game in our favour."

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