Dhoni blames rain for India 's loss against Australia

     Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has defended the nine wickets loss against Australia in a Super Eight group match of the World Twenty20 here, and blamed the rain for his side's flop show. "Once the ball got wet, it was very difficult for our spinners. All the spinners they bowled and all of them, either they bowled a shot pitch, a shot pitch delivery or a full-toss, which means that there was no real grip for them. That was one of the main reasons we were not able to put pressure on the Australian lineup," Dhoni told a post match conference here on Friday. The Indian skipper also defended the decision not to include opening batsman Virender Sehwag in the playing eleven against Australia . "About the playing 11, as I said, we will choose horses for courses because in a bilateral series you have five games, just for example if you have a five match series, you have five games you can lose a few upfront and then go in with your stronger side or with a perfect side," said Dhoni. "But over here, you have to be at your best throughout so we will choose which individual suits best on that particular day, depending on the opposition," he added. A record Twenty20 World Cup opening stand of 133 by David Warner and Shane Watson helped Australia crush India by nine wickets in their first Super Eight match in Colombo . Chasing a modest target of 140, the Australian openers Watson (72) and David Warner (63 not out) finished the match with 5.1 overs to spare. Australian pacers, led by Watson (3/34) and Pat Cummins (2/16), earlier knocked the stuff out of the Indian batsmen by restricting them to 140 for seven after being asked to bowl.

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