Mahendra Singh Dhoni blames poor shot selection for 2nd ODI loss to South Africa

Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that he felt the Indian bowlers learnt from their mistakes but the batsmen played too many shots as India lost the 2nd ODI by 134 runs to give South Africa an unassailable lead in the three-match series.

updated: December 09, 2013 00:29 IST
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Durban: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed his batsmen for yet another meek surrender against South Africa as India were humiliated by 134 runs to lose the three-match ODI series 0-2, in Durban on Sunday. (Highlights)

"The bowlers did well. They learnt from the last time, but the batsmen played too many shots. I think the shot selection was not right," Dhoni said in the post-match press conference. (Match pics)

India gave a pathetic batting display on seam-friendly conditions to suffer an embarrassing 134-run defeat in the second one-dayer. South African openers, Quinton de Kock (106) and Hashim Amla (100) added a record 194-run stand for the first wicket to pile on 280 for six in the allotted 49 overs before bundling out the hapless visitors for 146 in 35.1 overs on a gloomy day at the Kingsmead. (Match report)

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