Dhoni, Jadhav draw criticism for slow scoring rate during run-chase against England

MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav, who were batting at the time when India required 71 runs off the last five overs during India vs England, could only manage 40 runs and India lost the match by 31 runs

Dhoni,  Jadhav draw criticism for slow scoring rate during run-chase against England
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While chasing the score of 338 against England, Virat Kohli led India required 71 runs off the last five overs with five wickets remaining

MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav, who were batting at that time could only manage 40 runs and India lost the match by 31 runs.

Dhoni’s performance during the match has drawn sharp criticism from cricket experts and fans alike.

Former Indian Skipper has been under the scanner for his style of batting in the last few games where he has been criticised for taking too much time to settle in. And again on Sunday, Dhoni was not quite able to accelerate when required.

MS Dhoni ended up scoring an unbeaten 42 off 31 balls. Indian chase went out of hand as both he and Jadhav were not able to find boundaries in the death overs.

Indian batting effort in the game wasn't a great one too, considering India are thought to be one of the better chasing teams in world cricket with the best batting line up. The pace of the innings and the way it was planned raised many eyebrows.

Skipper Virat Kohli also admitted after the match that the start (28/1 after 10 overs) was not an ideal one and that had an impact on the high run chase.

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