10 Best Innings of MS Dhoni in International Cricket

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Dhoni has, over the course of his career, has played some superlative knocks. He has shown his ability to bat up the order, though he has made the No 7 position his own. Jokes are made about his tendency to take the match till the final over, but invariably the pressure on the bowler when this happens is far more than the pressure faced by Dhoni himself. Below are 10 of his greatest knocks.

10) 45 not out vs Sri Lanka, Port of Spain, July 11, 2013 — ODIs

It was the final of the tri-series between India, Sri Lanka and West Indies in West Indies. Sri Lanka made 201 batting first. The Indian top order had a slow start in the small target. Dhoni arrived with the score four down for 139 in the 32nd over. India required just 63 runs from 113 balls, but wickets kept falling and not many runs were scored in the period. Ultimately, they required 15 off the last over with nine wickets down. Dhoni smashed two sixes and a four in the last over, bowled by Shaminda Eranga, to win the trophy for India.

Result: India won by one wicket.

Others notable innings:

44 not out vs Australia, Adelaide, 12/02/2012

69 vs England, Oval, 06/09/2011

88 not out  vs Sri Lanka, Brisbane, 05/02/2008

72 not out vs Pakistan, Lahore, 13/02/2006

124 vs Australia, Nagpur, 28/10/2009

Note: These stats are taken from Wikipedia.

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