MS Dhoni      

Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Born July 7, 1981, Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand)

Current age 35 years 107 days

Major teams India, Asia XI, Bihar, Chennai Super Kings, Jharkhand, Rising Pune Supergiants

Also known as Mahi

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Best Performances
    Dhoni is playing his fifth ODI and walks in at No. 3 after Sachin Tendulkar has fallen in the fourth over. The pitch is flat, and Dhoni cashes in in a spectacular manner. He scores his maiden ODI century, 148 off 123 balls with 15 fours and four sixes, and by the time he's done Virender Sehwag's 74 off 40 balls has been overshadowed. It is the highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper - barring Rahul Dravid - and by the time Dhoni is out, India are 289 for 4 in the 42nd over.
    Sri Lanka set India a formidable 299 to win, and India lose Tendulkar in the first over. But Dhoni, promoted to No. 3, plunders 183 off 145 balls, and takes India to victory with 23 balls to spare. His innings includes 15 fours and 10 sixes, and it is the highest score by a wicketkeeper, the highest individual score batting second, and it has the highest number of runs scored in boundaries at the time.
    After Pakistan have scored 588 in the first innings, India are in danger of conceding a massive first-innings lead after losing their top five for 281. Dhoni disregards the match situation, matched fire with fire, and what follows is a breathless knock that kills any chances of a result in the Test. A fired-up Shoaib Akhtar steams in and peppers Dhoni with a barrage of short balls, but Dhoni responds with a thrilling counterattack, hooking and pulling with aggression that almost approaches recklessness. He hits four sixes and 19 fours in his innings for 148, which take him only 153 balls. By the time he is out, India trail by only 97 runs.
    This is perhaps Dhoni's most valuable innings, for it helps India avoid impending defeat and provides the turnaround for a historic series victory in England. He has played an atrocious shot to get out for a duck in the first innings, and is the last of India's recognised batsmen, when at 145 for 5 India need to bat for more than two sessions to save the Test. He adds 86 for the sixth wicket with VVS Laxman who gets out with India on 231 for 6. Dhoni rides his luck, survives several edges and bats for 159 balls for his 76. He keeps losing partners, but manages to hang on with Sreesanth, the No 11, until the rain, which has threatened to arrive all day, finally does and ends the Test.
Country Fixtures Country Results
Group C: Andhra v J + K at Mumbai (BS) - Oct 20-23
J + K 334 Andhra 72/2 (24 ov)
Group B: Assam v Vidarbha at Thumba - Oct 20-23
Vidarbha 254/3 (90 ov)
Group A: Bengal v Punjab at Bilaspur - Oct 20-23
Bengal 404 Punjab 168/4 (51 ov)
Group C: Chhattisgarh v Haryana at Guwahati - Oct 20-23
Haryana 178 & 121/3 (34 ov) Chhattisgarh 189
Group B: Delhi v Karnataka at Kolkata - Oct 20-23
Delhi 90 Karnataka 414 (141.3 ov)
Group C: Goa v Services at Cuttack - Oct 20-23
Goa 606/6d Services 39/1 (13 ov)
Group A: Gujarat v Railways at Rohtak - Oct 20-23
Gujarat 187 & 295/3 (75 ov) Railways 124
Group C: H. Pradesh v Tripura at Kalyani - Oct 20-23
Tripura 549 H. Pradesh 50/1 (15 ov)
Group C: Hyderabad v Kerala at Bhubaneswar - Oct 20-23
Kerala 506/9 (180 ov)
Group B: Jharkhand v Rajasthan at Vadodara - Oct 20-23
Jharkhand 209 & 73/2 (18 ov) Rajasthan 207
Group A: M. Pradesh v Mumbai at Raipur - Oct 20-23
M. Pradesh 445 Mumbai 38/2 (18 ov)
Group B: Maharashtra v Saurashtra at Vizianagaram - Oct 20-23
Saurashtra 657/8d Maharashtra 18/0 (6 ov)
Group A: Tamil Nadu v U. Pradesh at Dharamsala - Oct 20-23
U. Pradesh 524 Tamil Nadu 34/1 (15 ov)
3rd ODI: India v New Zealand at Mohali
Oct 23, 2016 (13:30 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
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