MS Dhoni on Saturday produced yet another match-winning knock against Australia to take India to a six wicket victory. Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav together notched up a 141 run partnership stand as India chased down the target of 237 runs with 10 balls to spare. MS Dhoni scored an amazing 59 not out off 72 balls, including six fours and one maximum.
The only six from MS Dhoni in Hyderabad helped him become India’s highest six-hitter in one-day internationals. MS Dhoni in the process overtook Rohit Sharma, who has 215 career sixes for India in ODIs. Ahead of Hyderabad ODI, both Dhoni and Rohit were tied on 215 sixes.
However, Dhoni overall has hit 223 sixes in ODI cricket with seven maximums coming while playing for Asia XI.
Chasing 237, India were reduced to 99 for four at one point. Then came Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni to rescue India from troubled waters. They started slow but upped the ante as Jadhav scored 87-ball 81, while his partner Dhoni at the other end hit 72-ball 59, finishing the game with his signature last-ball boundary.
Kedar Jadhav was awarded the man of the match trophy for his all-round performance. Earlier, after winning the toss, Australian captain Aaron Finch decided to bat first and Indian bowlers did a fantastic job to restrict them at 236-7.