Port of Spain: He has made a habit of coming good especially when the chips are down and Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels his excellent finishing skills have got a lot to do with the good cricketing sense he is ‘blessed’ with.
Dhoni's 52-ball 45 proved to be a decisive one as India lifted the ODI tri-nation series trophy after beating Sri Lanka by one wicket in a thrilling final. "I think I am blessed with a bit of good cricketing sense. I knew I could get 15 runs off the last over, I'm happy that it worked," said the beaming captain, who returned to the team after recuperating from the hamstring injury which kept him out for most part of the series.
Dhoni said that he preferred to use a heavy bat in the final over of the title clash against Sri Lanka as it was ‘perfect for slogging.’ Of the 45 unbeaten runs Dhoni scored, 16 came in the last over, during India's chase of 202.
"I went with a heavy bat, the weight was perfect for slogging," Dhoni, who was adjudged the Man of the Match, said at the presentation ceremony. After bowling out Sri Lanka for 201, India rode on Dhoni’s cautious innings and Rohit Sharma's half century to chase down the target with two balls to spare at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain.

"15 players have been very good on the field and that is a good sign," he added. "The opposition bowler (Shaminda Eranga) was not the most experienced in that last over unlike Lasith Malinga, so I thought I would take my chances."


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