"It was coming on nicely and the ball was getting wet, so that was the difference between the first innings and second innings, the surface had some assistance for the spinners, it was gripping but in the second innings there wasn't much in it for them," he added.
"The only thing I'm disappointed about are the two no-balls. Other than that we tried our best and even if the conditions were not in favour of the spinners, whatever resources we had we tried our best in the game," he said. India made two changes to their side for the match. Batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Manish Pandey came for Shikhar Dhawan who was dropped and Yuvraj Singh, who has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury.
Asked the reason behind dropping Dhawan, the skipper said that despite the left-handed batsman getting good starts he failed to convert it into big scores. "If you see, Shikhar has been batting quite well but he's not been able to convert. The thing with Rahane is he is someone who is quite calm and composed and he knows his responsibility in the team," he said. "This is the kind of innings that is expected of him. He isn't someone who is going to bat like Rohit Sharma or Virat Kohli. If you see, someone who is orthodox can give us that platform from where we can launch and score those extra 10-15 runs in the last few overs," Dhoni said.