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Dhoni’s 92* helps India post 247/9 vs South Africa

Dhoni-ODI-92Skipper Dhoni held the fort and scored an unbeaten 92* off 86 balls with 7 boundaries and 4 sixes even if his teammates disappointed yet again, to help India post 247/9 in 50 overs in the second ODI against South Africa in Indore. The Proteas need 248 to win the match and take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Apart from Dhoni, Dhawan (23), Rahane (51) and Harbhajan (22) were the other top scorers. For South Africa, Dale Steyn took three wickets. Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir took two wickets each.

At one stage, India were in deep trouble at 124/6 and it looked like as if they would bowl out for less than 200. But, Dhoni led the way and powered the team to a respectable total. India had lost the first ODI in Kanpur by 5 runs.

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