Indian skipper MS Dhoni praised Suresh Raina after the southpaw scored his fourth One-Day International (ODI) ton and helped his team register a win in the second ODI against England at Cardiff.

“It was a fantastic knock,” said Dhoni, about Raina’s 75-ball 100. India humbled the hosts by 133 runs via Duckworth/Lewis (D/L) method after the visitors posted 304 for six while batting first. Dhoni said that Raina’s knock made the difference.

“By the end of the 30th over, we had not scored too many runs. It was important that he stayed at the crease because he was a set batsman. And we have realised that if we can get a partnership going and have wickets in hand, we can score a lot of runs in the last 10-12 overs. So his innings was very crucial in that respect,” he added. Read more on the innings here.

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