Dhoni: Bowlers made to take more than ten wickets

New Delhi: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni slammed the performance of the umpires during their nine-wickets win over England in the Ahmedabad Test, saying his bowlers were made to take more than ten wickets to win the match.

After enforcing the follow-on, India bowled 154.3 overs in the second innings to dismiss England, and then chased 77 to take a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series.

India's spinners had several good shouts for leg before wicket turned down, and with the Decision Review System (DRS) not employed, they had no choice but to take their medicine. Dhoni did not take it entirely happily.

"It was hard work for them, especially if you are expected to take more than ten wickets to get the team out," Dhoni said at the presentation ceremony.

"There was something in the wicket initially and the spinners bowled really well in the first innings but as the game progressed there was a bit of low bounce for the spinners but not much turn so they had to work really hard," he added.

"Even if you misjudged the flight you still had time to adjust. Even if you edged one it was still unlikely to reach the slip area," he said.

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