MS Dhoni falls for 2 in 300th T20 match as India lose narrowly to New Zealand

first_imgMS Dhoni falls for 2 in 300th T20 match as India lose narrowly to New ZealandIndia vs New Zealand: Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Indian and the 13th overall to play 300 or more Twenty20 matches. Dhoni affected two dismissals and scored 2 runs in his 300th game.advertisement India Today Web Desk HamiltonFebruary 10, 2019UPDATED: February 10, 2019 16:32 IST MS Dhoni has played 300 T20 matches (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni became the first Indian to play 300 Twenty20 matchesDhoni scored only 2 but was sensational behind stumps in the matchNew Zealand won the third and final T20I by 4 runs and captured the series 2-13rd T20I Brief Scores: New Zealand (212/4) beat India (208/6) by 4 runs to clinch 3-match series 2-1. Shankar (43), Mitchell (2/27), Santner (2/32). Full ScorecardMS Dhoni on Sunday became the first Indian to appear in 300 or more Twenty20 matches when he took to the field in the third T20 International against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton.Overall, Dhoni became the 13th cricketer to achieve the feat joining Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Brendon McCullum, Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik, Ryan ten Doeschate, Dwayne Smith, Albie Morkel, Ravi Bopara, Sunil Narine, Sohail Tanvir and Luke Wright.Kieron Pollard leads list with 446 matches in the shortest format.Dhoni turned up for the 96th time for India in the final T20I against New Zealand on Sunday. Dhoni has played the most number of T20 matches for Chennai Super Kings having appeared for the Indian Premier League franchise for 169 times.Dhoni has also played 30 matches for Rising Pune Supergiant over the period of two seasons in 2016 and 2017 when Chennai Super Kings were suspended from the IPL.Apart from that, he has played 4 T20s for his state team and 1 for Indians during an England tour in 2011.Dhoni celebrated the feat with a lightening fast stumping and also took a catch behind the stumps. Dhoni took just 0.099 seconds to stump New Zealand batsman Tim Seifert off the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav during the match.Dhoni holds the record for most T20I stumpings with 34 in his illustrious career. Dhoni also has the most number of dismissals in the format with 90, including 56 career catches.advertisementIn 337 ODIs, Dhoni has 311 catches and 119 stumpings. No other wicketkeeper has played more international matches than MS Dhoni’s 524.However, it was not a happy day for Dhoni with the bat as he scored only 2 off 5 deliveries as went down by 4 runs. New Zealand won the three-match series 2-1.The couple of runs took Dhoni’s tally of runs to 6136 from 300 matches with the help of 24 fifties.Also Read | I am a big fan of Mr Kohli but bigger fan of Mrs Kohli: Banner spotted during Hamilton T20IFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow MS Dhonilast_img

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