Mahendra Singh Dhoni admits India's middle order has been exposed in South Africa

Mahendra Singh Dhoni expressed surprise at the inability of his batsmen to take advantage of a flat track at Kingsmead, Durban.

updated: December 10, 2013 09:28 IST
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Durban: 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. (Read: Hopefully our bowlers scared a few Indian batsmen, says AB de Villiers)

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. (Read: Dhoni blames poor shot selection for Durban loss)

"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.

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