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Mahendra Singh Dhoni 'happy' despite two consecutive losses against Australia

Australia grabbed a nervy 4 wicket win over India in the Brisbane test.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni 'happy' despite two consecutive losses against Australia
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Despite suffering back-to-back losses, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he was 'happy' with the team's performance as a whole.

 

"I'm pretty happy with how we have played. We have shortcomings but I'm happy how the bowlers have shaped up. We have tried both five bowlers and an extra batsman, but neither has really grabbed the opportunity. But they are a talented side and they have self-belief" - MS Dhoni

 

His Australian counterpart, Steve Smith, who was also named Man of the Match for scoring a hundred on his debut as captain, was elated with the result, calling it 'extremely satisfying'.

 

"The boys played some very good cricket the last four days and it's very satisfying to come out with a win. First day was very tough, the boys were dropping like flies. Credit to how they came out and bowled on the second morning. The first innings runs are crucial here and getting a lead of 90 was handy" - Steve Smith

 

Smith lavished praise on pacer Josh Hazlewood, who took a five-wicket haul on debut.

"Josh Hazlewood is an outstanding bowler and he's started extremely well for Australia and Mitchell Johnson, Mr.Reliable, as always," he said.

Brisbane test: Australia clinch nervy four-wicket win over India; go 2-0 up in series

In lighter vein, Smith said it was 'not such a bright idea' for the Indians to have sledged Johnson.

"I don't think it was advisable and that partnership really set the game up for us. It's always tough playing against India, they've played some extremely good cricket and we just won the important moments," concluded Smith.

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