Dhoni completes 'double'

Updated: 17 February 2008 14:29 IST

India's one-day captain MS Dhoni played his 100th match on Tuesday and also became the first Indian wicketkeeper to complete 3,000 runs.

Dhoni completes 'double'

New Delhi:

India's one-day captain MS Dhoni played his 100th match on Tuesday and also became the first Indian wicketkeeper to complete 3,000 runs.

Dhoni, 26, has already effected 100 dismissals, which makes him the first Indian wicketkeeper to accomplish a double of 3,000 runs and 100 dismissals.

After 90 innings, Dhoni's aggregate is 3,011 runs at an average of 44.94. Only three Indian batsmen have made more runs than Dhoni after 90 innings -- Navjot Singh Sidhu (3,469 runs, average 42.30), Sourav Ganguly (3,424, average 41.76) and Rahul Dravid (3,056, average 36.82).

Dhoni averages 86.50 so far in the CB Series after. His aggregate reads 173 in four innings at a strike rate of 73.30. Gautam Gambhir, though, is the leading run-getter in the series with 197 in four innings at 65.66 with a strike rate of 86.40.

Rohit Sharma's 70 not out was his highest one-day international score. It also is the highest at the Manuka Oval, beating South African Kepler Wessels' 70 off 137 balls against Zimbabwe in 1992.

Sachin Tendulkar, during the course of his 32-run knock, became the first batsman to amass 2,500 runs against Sri Lanka. He now has 2,503 at 45.50 in 67 games.

Having already aggregated 2,500 runs against Australia, Tendulkar is now the only batsman to accomplish the feat of completing 2,500 runs against two opponents.

Pacer Sreesanth bowled at an economy rate of 16.00 - the worst ever performance by any bowler in a three-over spell in ODIs. His own previous worst economy rate in an innings was 9.30 when he conceded 3.2-0-31-0 against South Africa at Centurion Park in 2006.

Topics : Cricket MS Dhoni
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