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Another feather in Dhoni’s cap

MS Dhoni's
75 not out against England
in the final One-day game at Kolkata on 25.10.11 was his 50th fifty
as a wicket-keeper batsman. He became the fourth wicket-keeper batsman in the
annals of One-day games to score 50 fifties. Others are KC Sangakkara {72}, AC
Gilchrist {69} and A Flower {50}.

 

 

No

Player

Team

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

C

F

50+

1

KC Sangakkara

Srl

257

242

25

8647

138*

39.84

9

63

72

2

AC Gilchrist

Aus

282

274

10

9410

172

35.64

16

53

69

3

MS Dhoni

Ind

196

175

48

6497

183*

51.15

7

43

50

4

A Flower

Zim

186

183

14

5845

145

34.58

4

46

50

 

MS Dhoni
completed 4000 runs in the dual role as captain wicket-keeper batsman to reach
the milestone in the annals of One-day games. He completed 4000 runs when he
was on 55 during his knock of 75 not out at Kolkata on 25.10.11. At the end of
this game his run aggregate stood at 4020. Apart from MS Dhoni, KC Sangakkara
of Sri Lanka and A Flower of
Zimbabwe
are the other two captain wicket-keepers to have an aggregate of 1000 plus
runs.

 

No

Player

Team

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

C

F

Z

1

MS Dhoni

Ind

112

100

29

4020

124

56.61

4

29

1

2

KC Sangakkara

Srl

45

43

6

1756

111

47.45

1

14

1

3

A Flower

Zim

46

44

2

1077

76

25.64

0

10

2

 

MS Dhoni
achieved one more distinction in this game. He became the first captain wicket-keeper
to appear in 100 innings in the annals of One-day games. He celebrated this
rare distinction with a half-century - 75 not out in this game in his 100th
innings.

 

At the end
of this game, his career figures as captain wicket-keeper read an impressive
figures - 112 matches, 100 innings, 29 Not outs, 4020 runs, 124 Highest score,
56.61 average, four hundreds, 29 half centuries, one duck, 295 boundary fours
and 62 boundary sixes

 

MS Dhoni hit
three boundary fours in this game which gave him an aggregate of 501 boundary
fours. He became the third wicket-keeper batsman to score 500 boundary fours in
the annals of One-day games. The batsmen who have scored 450 plus boundary fours
are listed below.

 

No

Player

Team

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

C

F

Z

4s

1

AC Gilchrist

Aus

282

274

10

9410

172

35.64

16

53

19

1145

2

KC Sangakkara

Srl

257

242

25

8647

138*

39.84

9

63

9

856

3

MS Dhoni

Ind

196

175

48

6497

183*

51.15

7

43

6

501

4

A Flower

Zim

186

183

14

5845

145

34.58

4

46

11

450

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