Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Dhoni Thrilled with India's Win

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was thrilled with his young side after they sealed a 2-0 win in the finals of the Commonwealth Bank Series in Brisbane.

Dhoni's men beat the Aussies by nine runs at the Gabba to hand them the CB Series with no need for the third finals match to take place.

India's youngsters have shown they can make the grade by taking on the Aussies, although it was a legend in Sachin tendulkar who set up the win with his 91 helping India set Australia 259 to win.

21-year-old paceman Praveen Kumar won the Man of the Match award through with his four-wicket burst and Dhoni says the mixture of youth and experience worked well.

"This was a very important win because I believe it is a building stage for this team," said Dhoni.

"We left a few senior players out and have played one of the best teams in the world with a young team.

"The way we improved our batting throughout the series was very important, as was the way Sachin played in the two final games.

"It is one of the best tours I have been on - it doesn't get much better than this. Beating Australia in the two finals and playing well in every department is a great feeling."

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