After no fifty in 2018, MS Dhoni has 3 fifties from 3 ODIs in 2019

first_imgAfter no fifty in 2018, MS Dhoni has 3 fifties from 3 ODIs in 2019Brief Scores: India (234/3; Dhoni 87*, Jadhav 61*) beat Australia (230; Chahal 6 for 42) by 7 wickets to win ODI series 2-1. MS Dhoni scored fifties in Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne in the ODI series against Australia. He now has 70 ODI fifties and is the 4th Indian to score 1000 ODI runs in Australia.advertisement Rajarshi Gupta MelbourneJanuary 18, 2019UPDATED: January 18, 2019 16:42 IST MS Dhoni has scored three consecutive half-centuries to start the World Cup year on a high (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni scored consecutive fifties in Sydney, Adelaide and MelbourneDhoni now has 70 ODI half-centuries to go with 10 hundredsDhoni is also the 4th Indian to score 1000 ODI runs in AustraliaBrief Scores: India (234/3; Dhoni 87*, Jadhav 61*) beat Australia (230; Chahal 6 for 42) by 7 wickets to win ODI series 2-1. Full ScorecardMS Dhoni has turned it around after a poor run in 2018 when he failed to score a single fifty in one-day internationals. He now has three successive half-centuries in 2019 in the series against Australia. He also became only the fourth Indian to score over 1000 ODI runs after Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.Dhoni, who had managed only 275 runs from 20 ODIs in 2018, scored 51 in Sydney, 55 not out in Adelaide before scoring another one in the series decider in Melbourne. Overall, Dhoni now has 70 half-centuries in one-day internationals.When he reached 48 on Friday, Dhoni overtook Virat Kohli as the third highest run-scorer in the series. This is also the fifth time Dhoni has scored three successive half-centuries in ODI cricket.Later in the innings, the 37-year-old overtook Rohit Sharma as the second highest scorer in the series when he reached the score of 80.India needed 231 to win the match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground which they managed to do in 49.2 overs with Dhoni remaining unbeaten on 87 while Kedar Jadhav made 61 not out.The duo were involved in a 121-run unbeaten partnership for the fourth wicket which made the chase seem like a walk in the park for India.The batsmen followed up on a clinical effort from India’s bowlers who bowled out Australia for 230 after putting the hosts into bat.MS Dhoni had taken 96 balls for his 51 in the first match which India lost despite a classy hundred from Rohit Sharma. However, Dhoni was in his elements in the second ODI where his 54-ball unbeaten 55 along with Virat Kohli’s 39th hundred helped India chase down 299 and stay on course for a historic series win in Australia.advertisementThis is not the first time Dhoni has scored consecutive fifties in more than two matches. Back in 2009, Dhoni scored 94 and 53 vs Sri Lanka before scoring an unbeaten 84 against New Zealand. In 2011, Dhoni scored 69, 78, 50 and 87 not out vs England in 2011. Three years later, Dhoni scored 56, 50 and 79 not out against New Zealand.Not much of an appeal from the Aussies, but it looks like Dhoni has edged that! Not out… #CloseMatters#AUSvIND | @GilletteAU pic.twitter.com/6iOl7tfrGDcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 18, 2019After the first ODI on January 12, India vice-captain Rohit Sharma had said the ideal number for MS Dhoni was No.4. It is no secret that Virat Kohli himself wanted Dhoni to bat higher up the order. Finally, in Adelaide, Dhoni walked out at No.4 and played an innings to remember.India were chasing a far lower total in Melbourne and it was again Dhoni who walked out to bat at No.4. He added 54 for the third wicket with Kohli and kept India in the hunt after Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were dismissed cheaply.Dhoni’s return to form is a huge relief for India. In 2018, he had struggled in South Africa and was even booed at Lord’s where he failed to accelerate even as India chased a steep total against England.Also Read | Who will take my interview on Chahal TV? Yuzvendra Chahal wonders after 6-wicket haulAlso Read | 2019 World Cup: Shane Warne suggests teams play showpiece event in retro kitsAlso Read | MS Dhoni gives us a lot of confidence, says Shikhar DhawanAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Dhoni ODI recordsFollow India national cricket teamFollow Virat Kohlilast_img read more

Learning a lot from Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly, will use it during 2019 ICC World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan

first_imgLearning a lot from Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly, will use it during 2019 ICC World Cup: Shikhar DhawanShikhar Dhawan said that he has learnt a lot from Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly at Delhi Capitals and he intends to use those things at the 2019 ICC World Cup.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 25, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 13:14 IST Shikhar Dhawan has scored 401 from 11 matches this season (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSShikhar Dhawan said he is very fortunate to be working with Ponting and SouravDhawan said he learn a lot from their insight, their mindset, their approachDhawan also heaped praises on his Delhi Capitals teammate Prithvi ShawIndia opener Shikhar Dhawan has said he is learning a lot from legends like Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly and would appropriately use that knowledge during the 50-over World Cup, starting May 30 in UK.Dhawan is currently playing in IPL for Delhi Capitals, coached by former Australia skipper Ponting while former India captain Ganguly is associated with the franchise as advisor.”Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly…I am very fortunate that I am working with them now. They both have been great leaders. It is very good to be close to them because I can get their insight, know what was their mindset, what was their approach when they used to play or captain their side,” explained Dhawan, who has scored 5,355 runs in 128 ODIs.”I am already learning so many things from them (and) it is helping me. I am grateful (for) that. I am sure those things are helping me in the IPL and I am going to take it to the World Cup,” he added.Dhawan, meanwhile, also heaped praises on his Delhi Capitals teammate Prithvi Shaw, saying he is the next big thing in Indian cricket.”So Prithvi, I would say it is a very big achievement to play for India at the age of 19, especially India is a dominating country for batsmen (and there are) lots of batsmen, so someone coming in at 19 is a big achievement and he has done very well for Indian team.”He is a very talented boy and I am sure he is going to do wonders for our country,” the dashing left-handed batsman said after being roped in as the brand ambassador of lubricants firm — GS Caltex India — at a function here on Wednesday night.advertisementShaw had shone on his Test debut against the West Indies at Rajkot last year.Also Read | No debate surrounding No.4 spot in World Cup squad, says Shikhar DhawanFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the commentslast_img read more