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Two More Milestones Accomplished By MS Dhoni

In the second match of the three-match series played at Lord’s on Saturday, England defeated India by 86 runs. With this victory, England equaled the series 1-1. The Indian team, chasing the target of 323 runs, was all out with 236 runs in 50 overs. Suresh Raina scored 46 and Virat Kohli scored 45. For England, Liam Plunkett took 4 wickets. Earlier, England won the toss and chose to bat. Joe Root scored 113 runs in his hundred. David Wiley played a brilliant innings of 50 off 30 balls in the last overs of the innings. Captain Eoin Morgan also scored 53 runs. India’s Kuldeep Yadav took three wickets.  

Although, team India lose the match but former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni bagged couple of records in his record book. It was a mixed day for MS Dhoni on one side he achieved two millstones but on other side he was also criticised for his strange innings.

First, Dhoni became the only Indian wicket-keeper to take 300 catches in one-day internationals (ODIs) on Saturday. He accomplished the feat when he took Jos Buttler’s catch off Umesh Yadav’s bowling in the 37th over of the second ODI of the three-match series against England at Lord’s. With this Dhoni become the fourth wicket-keeper to reach the 300-catch mark after Australia’s Adam Gilchrist (417), South Africa’s March Boucher (402) and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara (383).

MS Dhoni 300 Catches in ODIs (Photo: AFP)

The 37-year-old, who was playing his 320th ODI, needed two catches to achieve the landmark before the match.

Dhoni 12th batsman to score 10000 or more ODI runs:  

Dhoni also became the 12th batsman in the world to score 10,000 runs. Dhoni has also become the fourth Indian to access this data. Dhoni has 37 years and 7 days to reach 10 thousand figures. In this case, the third is in number. Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan is the batsman who has scored 10,000 runs in the highest age (38 years, 285 days). Dhoni scored 273 innings to score 10,000 runs.    

List of Players with 10000 or more runs in ODIs

S Tendulkar (IND)1989-201218426200*
K Sangakkara (SL)2000-201514234169
R Ponting (AUS)1995-201213704164
S Jayasuriya (SL)1989-201113430189
M Jayawardene (SL)1998-201512650144
Inzamam-ul-Haq (PAK)1991-200711739137*
J Kallis (SA)1996-201411579139
S Ganguly (IND)1992-200711363183
R Dravid (IND)1996-201110889153
B Lara (WI)1990-200710405169
T Dilshan (SL)1999-201610290161*
MS Dhoni (IND)2004-201810004*183

Another record was made by Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan in this match on England soil. These two batsmen made the record of making the highest runs in England as the opening partner. Earlier this record was named after Jason Roy and Alex Hales.

Let’s take a look at the batsmen who scored the most runs as an opening pair in England.

Partners Runs
Rohit Sharma & Shikhar Dhawan (IND) 893
Jason Roy & Alex Hales (ENG) 879
Alastair Cook & Ian Bell (ENG) 858
Jason Roy & Jonny Bairstow (ENG) 822
Marcus Trescothick & Andrew Strauss (ENG) 771
Gordon Greenidge & Desmond Haynes (WI) 750

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