India must learn from ODI defeats

CENTURION - India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is hopeful his squad will learn from their defeat against South Africa in the just-concluded One-day Series in time for the first of two Test matches at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on December 18. The Indians lost the ODI series 2-0 after rain prevented the tourists batting in the third match on Wednesday which was subsequently declared a no-result. Despite the outcome, Dhoni said that he was glad the one-day games were played before the Tests because it had given his players a chance to get used to the pace and bounce of South African pitches. “We were looking positive at the break,” he said. “This was one of the best pitches for the batsmen. We exposed their middle order to some extent and we were able to capitalise with the new ball.”–Agencies

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