Mohali: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday praised his top-order batsmen for taking the home side to a series-clinching five-wicket victory over England in the third one-dayer here.
Set 299 for victory, India reached the target with four balls to spare with Dhoni hitting two consecutive boundaries off the first two deliveries of the last over bowled by Tim Bresnan.
"I think it was a very good performance. The middle-order did not bat so well but the upper middle order did the job for us. The openers batted really well. Ajinkya Rahane and Gautam Gambhir set the platform with their partnership," said Dhoni after the match.