Kingston: Team India's stand-in captain Virat Kohli conceded that the calming presence of regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was missed during the high-pressure ODI tri-series match against West Indies. India lost the match by one wicket after West Indies reached their target in a nail-biting chase.  

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Dhoni suffered cramps while batting and didn't come out to field and Kohli led the side in the rest of the match, which saw the Caribbeans huff and puff to chase a modest 230-run target.
"There were times when you are under pressure and you miss him (Dhoni) because he remains calm under pressure," a disappointed Kohli admitted at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Kohli assessed that there was marked change in the behaviour of the wicket when West Indies came out to bat. "The way the wicket played in the second innings, the score wasn't enough, but it was completely different in the morning, it was damp, it became better for batting later on," he said.
Kohli praised his bowlers for keeping them in the game but felt they were unlucky as a few edges didn't carry to the fielders.
"We tried to take as many wickets as possible, one or two edges going to the fielders would have been different, we were close to winning it.”
"There was a bit of spongy bounce in the morning and Narine was getting some turn. It was just a matter of one wicket. It was a great fight by us and good entertainment. West Indies had a great game," Kohli said.


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