Dhoni leads India to victory

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England had no response to Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s powerful hitting on the way to a chastening 126-run defeat against India in yesterday’s first one-day international at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium.

Dhoni (87 not out) and Suresh Raina (55) helped the hosts pile up a daunting 300 for seven.

England were given a good start by their captain Alastair Cook (60), but his team-mates came up short.

Five wickets fell for only 23 runs, starting with Cook’s, to leave England 134 for seven in the 29th over - a collapse from which there could be no recovery.

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