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We're the top fielding side: MS Dhoni

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni lauded his team’s fielding performance against Pakistan on Saturday, saying that they are currently the world’s top fielding side.


Firm grip: Virat Kohli displays his great fielding skills in the ICC Champions Trophy game against Pakistan at Edgbaston on Saturday. Pic/Bipin Patel

“The whole team is doing really well in all three departments. We are the top fielding side in world cricket as of now; we need to keep the intensity up,” said Dhoni after India beat their arch-rivals by eight wickets here at Edgbaston to finish top of Group B. India caused two outstanding run-outs of Pakistani batsmen during the match.


Dinesh Karthik attempts a catch on Saturday. PIC/AFP

Apart from that, the skipper took a good low catch to dismiss dangerman Mohammad Hafeez for 27 off Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Pakistan’s ninth wicket — Junaid Khan — witnessed a classic fielding effort from Virat Kohli who effected a direct throw. All these efforts will please fielding coach Trevor Penny, whom the late Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer rated very highly as a fielder. 

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