Wednesday, February 16, 2011

MS Dhoni’s 64-ball 108 leads India to get 117-run victory over New Zealand

Many people are now searching on net to get the information about the fastest centurion in ODI format of cricket. This thing came at a time when Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored a quick century against New Zealand in a practice match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.

With scoring a hundred, MS Dhoni has proved that he can play a big role for his team in the upcoming World Cup. Playing an innings of 108 off just 64 balls, he led Indian cricket team to score 360 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 50 overs. In his aggressive innings, he hit 11 boundaries and 3 sixes.

India won the match by 117 runs as New Zealand lost all wickets and managed to score 243 in 43.1 overs.

When Dhoni came to bat, India’s score was 148-3 in 29.1 overs. In this situation, he made partnership with Gautam Gambhir and took India to 216-4. Gambhir scored 89 runs from 85 balls, including 11 boundaries. After that, Dhoni made 124 runs partnership with Suresh Raina for the fifth wicket stand. Suresh Raina also played an important role after scoring 50 runs from 26 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes.

Though it is a practice match, MS Dhoni has at least scored a century after a long time. I think that with his century, he could send a warning message to his opponents.