Dernbackh wary of Dhoni

Dhoni struck an unbeaten 87 off 70 balls in the home team’s 126-run victory in the first match of the five-game contest in Hyderabad on Friday.

Jade Dernbach

England have been told by captain Alastair Cook that they must improve ahead of today’s second game in Delhi.

“We need to find a way of being better than him [Dhoni],” said Dernbach.

Chasing 301 to win, England appeared to be fairly well set at 111-2 before the middle order collapsed to 174 all out – and Dernbach is clear about the danger posed by the Indian skipper.

“He’s a fantastic player,” said the 25-year-old. “As a bowling unit, we just need to find a way of getting him out and restricting him.

“That’s the exciting bit of the game, and we just need to find a way of containing the runs and finding ways to get wickets.

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