Champions Trophy 2013: MS Dhoni mulls batting options after Dinesh Karthik 'seals' spot

This would have the biggest ODI loss for Australia, if this was an official game. And the credit mainly goes to three players - Karthik, who hit 146, five-wicket man Umesh Yadav, and skipper MS Dhoni himself, who blasted his way to 91 off 77 balls at the Swalec Stadium.

updated: June 05, 2013 02:12 IST
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Cardiff: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni indicated that Dinesh Karthik has more or less "earned" his berth in the playing XI with an unbeaten century in India's crushing win over Australia in a warm-up match for the Champions Trophy, in Cardiff on Tuesday.

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"I think he has earned his place in the side and we'll just have to see who misses out when we play against South Africa. I'd like him to play at the top of the order but we'll see," Dhoni said after the match which India won by 243 runs.

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