A livid Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni squarely blamed his bowlers for the crushing loss in the opening One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa, saying that their bad performance left the batsmen under pressure.
The Indian bowlers were hammered by South Africa, who posted 358 for 4 before dismissing the visitors for 217 in 41 overs on Friday.
South Africa’s opening pair of Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock added 152 runs for the first wicket, with the latter going on to score 135.
And then in the end, there was the cruel barrage from AB de Villiers and JP Duminy, garnering 48 runs in the last three overs. It meant the Proteas reached a mammoth 358 for 4 in 50 overs.
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