India vs Australia: What ails Mahendra Singh Dhoni? – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Frail captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday made a slack fifty one from 96 balls in India’s 34-bustle defeat to Australia within the main ODI in Sydney, sparking one other debate about his most up-to-date form in a World Cup year.

Chasing 289 for a select, India savor been at one stage diminished to four/3 sooner than Rohit Sharma, who scored his Twenty second ODI hundred, and Dhoni placed on a 141-bustle partnership for the fourth wicket. But India, within the cease, fell instant.

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Dhoni hit three fours and a six sooner than he was out leg sooner than wicket to Jason Behrendorff for fifty one and his 68th ODI half-century.

Right thru his knock, Dhoni grew to was the fifth player to attain ten thousand runs for India in ODIs, adding one other feather to his renowned cap.

Beginning the innings at 9999 runs, Dhoni took seven deliveries to reach the landmark on his blueprint to fifty one.

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While Dhoni had crossed the 10,000-bustle sign within the layout in 2017 at some stage within the England tour, 174 of them came while batting for Asia XI in three fits. On Saturday, he breached the sign for the nation.

Dhoni thus joined an elite record of Indian cricketers who had previously carried out the feat, which embody Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli.

In 330 ODIs for India, the wicketkeeper-batsman has now over 10,050 runs at an common of 49.Seventy five, including 9 centuries and 67 fifties.

Overall, Dhoni is the thirteenth player in historical previous to attain 10,000 runs within the ODIs.

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