MS Dhoni said the two bad decisions after the new ball was taken turned the tide for India against New Zealand in the first Test. Dhoni said the wickets made the difference because of the fact that India fell 40 runs short.


“The bowlers bowled fantastically well to get us back. One of the best that I have seen our bowlers bowl especially on a good wicket. They kept it tight and bowled wicket-taking deliveries at the same time. They need to continue doing that.”


“When you go and not look at what you want to achieve at the end, you can slowly graduate into bigger goals,” said Dhoni at the post match presentation.


India lost the first match of the two-Test series by 40 runs. Chasing 407 to win, India were bowled out for 366 in their second innings at Eden Park.


“I don’t think we batted really well in the first innings. In the second innings, quiet a few of our batmen batted really well. We had few unlucky wickets. Ajinkya’s decision was a tough one at a very crucial time,” the skipper said.