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On this day in 2005: MS Dhoni scored his first international century | Cricket News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: It was on this day, 16 years in the past, when MS Dhoni registered his first century in international cricket. The former India skipper registered the feat in opposition to Pakistan in the second ODI of the six-match sequence.
The match was performed on the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. In the match, India gained the toss and opted to bat first.
The hosts misplaced the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar in the fourth over of the innings and it introduced Dhoni to the center. Dhoni together with Sehwag wreaked havoc on the Pakistan bowlers and the duo shaped a 96-run stand, which noticed Sehwag going previous the 50-run mark.
Sehwag (74) was despatched again to the pavilion in the 14th over, however the wicket-keeper batsman Dhoni then discovered assist in Rahul Dravid and the duo shaped a 149-run stand.
The flamboyant Dhoni smashed 15 fours and 4 sixes in his innings and he managed to play a knock of 148 runs off 123 balls, taking India’s complete to 356/9 in 50 overs.
India then managed to defend the whole because the facet bundled out Pakistan for 298 as Ashish Nehra scalped 4 wickets.
In his profession, Dhoni performed 350 ODIs with his highest rating being 183 in opposition to Sri Lanka. He additionally stays the one captain to win all main ICC trophies (50-over World Cup, T20 World Cup, and Champions Trophy).
During his management, India additionally managed to achieve the primary rating in Test cricket. His Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings has additionally managed to win the match thrice beneath his management.
Dhoni had referred to as time on his international profession in August 2020 and he was then seen taking part in IPL for Chennai Super Kings. His franchise was not capable of make the playoffs final 12 months and it was the first time that CSK didn’t handle to make to the highest 4.
The wicketkeeper-batsman will subsequent be seen in motion in IPL 2021, starting April 9. CSK will likely be taking part in their first match in opposition to Delhi Capitals on April 10 on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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