The Indian Cricket team defeated Australia on their home turf and won the series 2-1. Former captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni also bagged Man of the Series Award for his contribution. The wicketkeeper also broke numerous records during the 3-match ODI series.
First Indian Keeper to Reach 10000 Runs
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has moved to 2nd on the list of wicketkeepers to reach 10000 runs. He currently sits behind Kumar Sangakkara and he is first among the current crop of keepers to reach the same figure. The closest person is South Africa’s Quinton de Kock on 4130 runs.
1000 ODI Runs in Australia
The veteran has now scored 1,000 career ODI runs in Australia, becoming the fourth Indian to achieve the record after Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Dhoni also went past 1,500 career ODI runs versus Australia. Dhoni has also completed 26,000 runs in his professional career.
Third Successive 50 in ODI Cricket
The 37-year old smashed his third successive fifty in the series. He had previously scored 51 and 55* in the last two matches. It was the third time in his entire career that he hit three consecutive fifty-plus scores in an ODI series. He achieved the same versus England in 2011 and then against New Zealand in 2014, both away from home.
Highest Average in Successful Chases
MS Dhoni has broken the record for the highest batting average in a successful run chase. His previous best was 99.85, which was set in their last match. However, in today’s match, He surpassed that with an average of 103.07. The next best is Kohli with a batting average of 97.98 from 81 successful ODI chases, in which he has batted 78 times. No other Indian batsman has an average higher than 66.60.
Oldest Player to Win Player of the Series
At 37 years and 195 days, Dhoni is now the oldest Indian to win a man-of-the-series award. Sunil Gavaskar held the previous record when he won the man-of-the-series award against Sri Lanka in 1987. He was 37 years and 191 days.