Sachin Tendulkar praised his bowlers for restricting the Deccan Chargers to 145,but was unhappy with some of irresponsible batting in the middle stages of the match.

I thought the bowlers did a fantastic job. It was the batting in the middle stages that didn't go according to our plan. Pinal batted really well, he kept the scoreboard ticking quite nicely. But it's just the that in between overs we lost wickets and didn't score many runs.

Tendulkar made special mention about wicket-keeper batsman Pinal Shah's 19-ball 29-run cameo up the order, but came hard on his batters' lackluster show in the middle of their run chase.Pinal was sent in for a specific role and he executed it to perfection. He has done his job, the rest of the guys now have to pick up.

The master blaster, who himself failed to make any mark today, scoring just two, felt the wicket was perfect to chase a target around 160.

I thought the ball was coming on quite nicely. It was a good wicket, 160 was a possible target.