SA v IND 2018: Twitter reacts to MS Dhoni’s blazing 28-ball 52 in Centurion T20I

Dhoni added 98 runs for the fifth wicket with Manish Pandey as India finished on 188 in their 20 overs.

MS Dhoni and Manish Pandey put on 98 runs for the fifth wicket | BCCI

India’s wicketkeeper batsman MS Dhoni silenced all his doubters by scoring a blazing fifty in the second T20I against South Africa in Centurion on Wednesday (February 21). Dhoni scored 52 runs off 28 balls as India set a highly competitive target of 189 for the Proteas.

After being put into bat by South Africa skipper JP Duminy, India lost their consistent top three for just 45 runs. While Rohit Sharma (0 off 1 ball) and Virat Kohli (1 off 5 balls) became the victims of Junior Dala, Shikhar Dhawan got dismissed by Duminy for 24.

It was a rare failure for India’s top-order and hence the middle-order got an opportunity to prove their worth. At first, comeback man Suresh Raina (30 off 24 balls) added a 45-run stand for the fourth wicket with Manish Pandey, who finished with a special innings of 48-ball 79*.

Raina got trapped in front by Phehlukwayo in the 11th over which brought Dhoni to the crease. The 36-year-old Dhoni then put on an unbeaten 98-run partnership with Pandey as India finished on 188 in their quota of 20 overs.

While Dhoni’s fast and furious fifty was laced with 4 boundaries and 3 sixes, Manish’s herculean effort comprised of 6 four’s and 3 sixes.

Seeing Dhoni and Pandya’s awe-inspiring show in the last 10 overs, Twitteratis went berserk in their praise for the dynamic duo.

Here are some of the tweets:



By Salman Anjum - 21 Feb, 2018

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