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Dhoni blames batting for series defeat

Dhoni blames batting for series defeat

CENTURION – India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has blamed his team’s fragile batting for the one-day series defeat in South Africa.
India, set 268 to win in 46 overs, lost the final one-day match by 33 runs after crashing to 119 for eight at Centurion on Sunday, losing the series 3-2 after being 2-1 ahead.
“The batting department has not been good in these one-day internationals and that was the main reason we lost the series,” Dhoni told reporters. “We should have got 268

India ready to make history, says Dhoni

CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG – Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Saturday that his team were ready to make history when they face South Africa in the series-deciding third and final Test starting at Newlands on Sunday. “The good thing with this side is that we know why we can win a series in South Africa,” said Dhoni.
India were in the same situation four years ago when they came to Newlands with the series level at one-all – but Dhoni said the mood in the side was much more

Bring on a green pitch: Dhoni

DURBAN – Fresh from leading India to only their second Test win on five tours of South Africa, Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he would welcome playing the decisive third and final Test in Cape Town on a lively pitch. “It will be interesting to see what kind of wicket is prepared,” said Dhoni. “The greener the track the better it may be for us.” Dhoni said the Indian bowlers relied on skill rather than express pace.
“They are swing bowlers which means the greener the wicket the better

Dhoni downplays Tendulkar role against South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: India captain MS Dhoni downplayed the role of batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar Monday ahead of a three-Test series against South Africa.
Much of the media hype before the first Test from Thursday at Centurion Park centres on the showdown between Tendulkar, seeking his 50th Test ton, and South Africa pace ace Dale Steyn.
But Dhoni told a media conference at the match venue that the clashes between the Tests sides ranked first and second in the world with India