MS Dhoni 4th Indian batsman to score 13000 runs in List A cricket

first_img India Today Web Desk HyderabadMarch 4, 2019UPDATED: March 4, 2019 00:22 IST MS Dhoni has amassed 13,054 runs in 412 List A matches at an average of 50.79. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni scored a fifty in the first ODI to reach the milestoneDhoni and Jadhav struck a massive partnership to take India to 6-wicket win over Australia in 1st ODIDhoni is also the leading six-hitter for India in ODIsMahendra Singh Dhoni joined an elite list in the first one-day international against Australia on Saturday as he became only the fourth Indain batsman to score over 13000 runs in List A cricket. With a fifty in the first ODI, Dhoni amassed 13,054 runs in 412 List A matches at an average of 50.79.With over 13,000 runs, the former Indian captain has now joined an elite club, which comprises of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.Dhoni achieved the milestone during the first One-Day International (ODI) against Australia when he scored a gritty half-century to power India to a six-wicket victory.Former England star Graham Gooch is at the top of the list with 22,211 runs in List A cricket.Apart from this, Dhoni’s unbeaten 141-run partnership with Kedar Jadhav is the second highest fifth-wicket stand by India against Australia at home. This was also the second best partnership for any wicket at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here.The highest stand was put up by Shaun Marsh and Shane Watson of Australia when they produced a 145-run opening partnership in 2009.During the first ODI, Dhoni also became the leading six-hitter in ODIs for India toppling Rohit Sharma en route. Dhoni hit his 216th six on Saturday to achieve the milestone.The milestone six came for Dhoni off Nathan Coulter-Nile as the former captain tonked the quick over long on, courtesy the strong bottom-hand grip of his.While Dhoni leads the list with 216 sixes, Rohit Sharma is a close second with 215. Third on the list is Tendulkar with 195 sixes to his name while Ganguly (189), Yuvraj Singh (153) and Sehwag (131) complete the top six.advertisementAlso Read | When you have MS Dhoni at the other hand, you just have to listen to him: Kedar JadhavFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow List A cricketFollow India vs Australia MS Dhoni 4th Indian batsman to score 13000 runs in List A cricketMS Dhoni joined Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid in an elite list of Indian batsmen to have scored over 13000 runs in List A cricket.advertisementlast_img read more