Mixed feelings for Dhoni after tie; miffed with fielding, UDRS

R Eshwar

Bangalore, Feb 28 (PTI) Miffed with the controversialUmpire Decision Review System and his team''s fielding, Indiancricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he was left withmixed feelings after the thrilling tie against England in aGroup B World Cup match here.

"Adulteration of technology with human thinking is bad.

That''s why we didn''t get that wicket. Hopefully, next time itwill be either technology or human intention," Dhoni saidlast night referring to England batsman Ian Bell''s closeshave.

Bell was ruled not out by on-field umpire Billy Bowden aswell as the third umpire despite TV replays clearly showingthe ball hitting the stumps, at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here.

When Yuvraj Singh struck Bell on the pads with the finalball of the 26th over, Bell was on 17. He later went on toscore 69, thanks partly to the DRS that went in his favour.

"If the Hawkeye says it''s going to hit the stumps, thenthere is no reason (why an appeal should be turned down)."

Riding on Sachin Tendulkar''s record fifth World Cup ton,India piled up a mammoth 338, but despite setting a stiffasking rate, they nearly gave it all away last night.

Dhoni hoped the tie would help his team realise theimportance of fielding.

"With this tie everyone in the team will realise thateven one run can be important. India has many strenghths butfielding is not one of them," he said.

"We cannot improve the fielding. There are some slowfielders. But we have got the talent to improve the bowling,"Dhoni said when reminded about India''s fielding and bowling.

Asked about the penultimate over that nearly paved theway for an England win, Dhoni said he had no other option butto bring in Piyush Chawla. .

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