I'm glad we're the winning side, it's really good, says Dhoni – Cricket News Update

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I'm glad we're the winning side, it's really good, says Dhoni – Cricket News Update

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Indian skipper in the post match conference on Monday, said that to be on the winning side is a good feeling for him with youngsters, who played a significant role in taking 2-0 lead in the five-match One-Day international series against England at the Feroz Shah Kotla., Delhi on Monday, October 17, 2011

"Well of course the series in England wasn't a good one for us, but the team showed their character not to lose their temper and still be sociable on the field,” said Dhoni.

England, while batting first, got off to a miserable start to their innings with the openers skipper Alastair Cook and Craig Kieswetter getting dismissed for ducks.

"Today we needed a good start, Vinay and Praveen gave us that with early wickets. We never let them get a partnership together."

The fall of first two key wickets in a quick succession, put the English side under immense pressure and none of their batsmen could score even a half-century in the match.

Kevin Pietersen was the top scorer for his side, scoring 42 runs off 53 balls. His innings included two fours and the same number of sixes, before he was trapped lbw by Umesh Yadav.

Jonathan Trott scored 34 runs off 37 balls, including seven boundaries, before he was caught by Dhoni off Vinay Kumar’s delivery.

Ravi Bopara scored 36 runs off 50 balls, including four fours, whereas Jonny Bairstow scored 35 runs off 49 balls, including three fours. Hence, the tourists ended their innings on 237 in 48.2 overs.

Pacer,Vinay Kumar was the top wicket-taker for his side, claiming four wickets off nine overs, for 30 runs.

Although, the hosts also did not take an impressive start with their openers Parthiv Patel and Ajinkya Rahane, but Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli put on a splendid partnership of 209 runs leading their side to an eight wicket victory over the visitors.

Kohli hit an unbeaten 112 runs off 98 balls, which was the seventh century of his ODI career and was awarded man of the match.

Gambhir amassed unbeaten 84 runs off 90 balls, including ten boundaries.

India will play England in the third ODI of the five match series, at Mohali on October 20, 2011.