India Lose against South Africa as Dhoni loses his cool over teammate.
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known to be a person who is calm and composed on and off the field. Very rarely have we see Dhoni losing his cool, however we witnessed one such incident during the second T20 between South Africa & India at Centurion on Wednesday.
Indian batting innings was about to end with the team putting up a good total. The former Indian captain looked visibly upset with his partner Manish Pandey and was also seen shouting at him angrily to concentrate on the match in the final over of India’s batting innings.
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India lost the toss and was put to bat first. After losing a couple of early wickets the pressure was mounting on India. But Pandey along with Dhoni, together made a partnership of 98-runs to take India to a challenging total of 188 for 4.
Dhoni began slow and was dealing with fours and sixes scoring his half century in 27 balls. Pandey remained unbeaten on 79.
The Indian wicket-keeper batsman took hit 18 runs in the last over of the innings. Dhoni hit the second ball for a six which was followed by a couple of boundaries. The fifth ball saw Dhoni take a couple that brought up his fifty and then took a single of the last ball to finish off the innings.
It was his innings that took India to the total of 188 and Pandey on the other end gave him good company, which gave India n a chance to clinch the series. However South Africa in the end won the match with Heinrich Klaasen and skipper JP Duminy scoring half-centuries for their side.
The three-match series is tied at 1-1 with a game still to be played on February 24 at Newlands, Cape Town, which will decide the fate of the series.