India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says an under-performing middle-order was one of the main reasons for his team’s pathetic show against South Africa, where the home fast bowlers have ruled the roost.
After being reduced to 34 for four, India were bowled out for 146 in 35.1 overs, chasing 281 runs in the second one-dayer. No batsman crossed the 40-run mark.
“In the last few series our middle-order, to some extent, was a bit of a bother. In this series we lost the top three quite early and our middle-order was exposed. So if you assess, then that’s maybe why we haven’t been able to perform to our potential,” he said.
(with inputs from PTI)
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