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Ricky Ponting was very candid in accepting that not bowling the full quota of overs of Ravichandran Ashwin was a mistake by his team. Ponting stated that Ashwin bowled beautifully in his three overs for only 14 runs without giving any boundaries.
Ponting further stated that after a tough game against CSK, Ashwin worked very hard with his bowling in last few days and adjusted superbly .
Posting also agreed that the team did not bowl well to Morris who took Royals over the line. More yorkers or back of a length deliveries were required to keep Morris in check but he took advantage of some wayward bowling.
Ponting also felt that dew had also affected the bowlers but the team should have adapted better as this is something that is expected while bowling second
Ponting heaped praise on Avesh Khan, stating that he has worked hard at his bowling, has lost a bit of weight and is bowling faster with more variations . Also his spending time with the Indian team has helped his confidence.