Got complacent, admits Dhoni

Yuvi has matured as a batsman


India stacked up 339 for six but had to toil hard to defend it before managing a 20-run win at Sabina Park.

"Most of the guys thought we had won the game when they were seven wickets down but it was a mistake and hopefully, we won't repeat that. It was more close than we thought," he said after the match.

About Yuvraj Singh, who played a magnificent knock of 131, Dhoni said, "He has matured as a batsman in the last couple of years. We rely a lot on him. He gets big runs for us in the middle-order."

Dhoni said handing Ashish Nehra the ball in the closing stages was a gamble which paid off.

"It was a gamble. We were thinking of giving that over to an off-spinner or a pacer.

Finally we chose a pacer as the ball was getting reverse swing," he said.

Dhoni credited Yuvraj with taking the game away from the West Indies and said it was a pleasure to have him in the side.

"Once Yuvraj gets in, he always gives us a good score with a very good strike rate... He bats at a very crucial position for us -- at number four," he said.

"I think today's was a very brilliant innings from him, it really took the game away from the West Indies, especially in the third Power Play.

"It's a pleasure to have him in the side because he takes the pressure off the lower-order batsmen," he said.

Losing skipper Chris Gayle felt they should have capitalised on the good start.

"We came close and the effort can't be faulted for the way we went about it. I think that we had a good start and a couple of the top-order batsmen got good starts, which we should have capitalised on," he said.

Man-of-the-Match Yuvraj said he exercised restraint to get set before exploding.

"I was getting used to the pace initially. After getting 25-30 runs, I was comfortable. I got the momentum and played my shots. The partnerships with Dinesh (Kaarthick) and Dhoni got us to the big total," he said.

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