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CBS 8th ODI IND vs SL: Dhoni credits Yuvi for win

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Indian captain MS Dhoni on Tuesday credited Yuraj Singh for setting up the platform for a necessary win against Sri Lanka in the Commonwealth Bank tri-series match at Adelaide.

"Yuvi takes all the credit. He won the match for us. I just finished it off. He is always a treat to watch," Dhoni told STAR Sports after India notched up a two-wicket win.

Yuvraj, who has been struggling right through the tour of Australia, finally found his form and smashed 76 runs off 70 balls.

Dhoni looked uncomfortable during his unbeaten knock of 50 but said as long as the team was winning, everything was fine.

"As long as you win, everything is fine. Thankfully, the conditions were not too testing." he said.

Talking about his inning, where he did not score a single four, Dhoni said the boundaries in Australia were big and it was not always wise to risk clearing them. "I enjoy teasing the fielders by taking cheeky singles and converting two’s into three’s. There is pressure on me when I am batting at number six and I need to adapt to the team’s needs."

The captain was also happy with the way young Rohit Sharma and Irfan Pathan batted though he was a little upset with the "bad shot" the latter played to get out in the closing stages.

Robin Uthappa, who was promoted to number three instead of Pathan, said he would like to keep batting up the order and praised Dhoni for the way he has led the team.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena said it was a very good game. He told Star Sports: "We fought really hard and it was Yuvraj who took the game away from us. He played beautifully."

The stylish right-handed batsman felt his side was at least 15 to 20 runs short. "It is just a matter of doing the right things. We lost wickets at crucial points in the innings. Once you start winning, you get used to do the right things," he said.

Jayawardena said he believed his side could still make it to the finals. "Mathematically, we can still do it. We need to win all our remaining games and we could still be there," he said.
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