Top-order's flop show saddens Dhoni

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was disappointed by the failure of the top order batsmen in yesterday's game at the Gabba.

Dhoni's second half century of the series had to come to India's rescue after Australia set a stiff target of 288. India lost Gautam Gambhir (5), Sachin Tendulkar (3), Virat Kohli (12) and Rohit Sharma (0) in no time to put the side in a precarious position.

"With that kind of score you needed a brisk start. They got early breakthroughs and that put pressure on us. Our bowlers were affected by the heat, they were cramping so it affected their execution," Dhoni said at the presentation ceremony.

India were bowled out for just 178 runs giving Australia the top position as well as a bonus point to take it four clear of second placed India. Michael Hussey (59) top scored for Australia.

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