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Blistering Dhoni

  • Published at 09:18 pm May 28th, 2019
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India's MS Dhoni plays a shot during their warm-up against Bangladesh in Cardiff Tuesday AFP

The knock was staggering to say the least as the veteran finished his innings with a strike rate of 144.87

India’s most experienced campaigner MS Dhoni scored a blistering 113-run innings off just 78 deliveries to take control at the middle during India’s batting in the first innings against Bangladesh in Cardff. 

The knock was staggering to say the least as the veteran finished his innings with a strike rate of 144.87.

It seems he has carried his IPL form into the World Cup warm-up. 

It was a typical Dhoni innings as he started his innings cautiously and accelerated his scoring rate brilliantly in the end. 

His fifty came in 40 balls, in the first ball of the 37th over. 

His next 63 runs came off just 38 deliveries, just what India needed at that time. 

The right-hander smashed seven sixes against the Bangladesh bowlers and dominated throughout his innings. 

Among those seven sixes, Mehedi Hasan Miraz conceded two, Mosaddek Hossain gave away one, pacer Rubel Hossain leaked two and Abu Jayed Rahi conceded two. 

Six of them went many rows back after clearing the boundary.  

WARM-UP

INDIA INNINGS        R    B

Rohit b Rubel             19    42

Dhawan lbw b Mustafizur     1    9

Kohli b Saifuddin        47    46

Rahul b Sabbir         108    99

Shankar c Mushfiq b Rubel     2    7

Dhoni b Shakib         113    78

Pandya c Sabbir b Shakib     21    11

Karthik not out        7    5

Jadeja not out            11    4

Extras (lb 3, nb 1, w 26)    30 

Total (50 Overs)        359/7 

Fall Of Wickets

1-5 (Dhawan), 2-50 (Rohit), 3-83 (Kohli), 4-102 (Shankar), 5-266 (Rahul), 6-325 (Pandya), 7-348 (Dhoni)

Bowling

Mustafizur 8-0-43-1, Mashrafe 6-2-23-0, Saifuddin 6-1-27-1, Rubel 8-0-62-2, Jayed 3-0-41-0, Shakib 6-0-58-2, Miraz 5-0-40-0, Mosaddek 3-0-32-0, Sabbir 5-0-30-1

BANGLADESH INNINGS        R    B

Liton st Dhoni b Chahal        73    90

Soumya c Karthik b Bumrah        25    29

Shakib b Bumrah            0    1

Mushfiq b Kuldeep             90    94

Mithun lbw b Chahal            0    1

Mahmudullah b Kuldeep         9    12

Sabbir b Jadeja            7    12

Mosaddek st Karthik b Kuldeep     0    1

Saifuddin c Kuldeep b Chahal        18    25

Miraz not out                27    30

Rubel not out                0    3

Extras (lb 10, nb 1, w 4)        15 

Total (49.3 Overs)            264/9 

Fall Of Wickets

1-49 (Soumya), 2-49 (Shakib), 3-169 (Liton), 4-169 (Mithun), 5-191 (Mahmudullah), 6-216 (Mushfiq), 7-216 (Mosaddek), 8-216 (Sabbir), 9-262 (Saifuddin)

Bowling

Shami 4-0-22-0, Bumrah 5-0-25-2, Bhuvneshwar 5-0-19-0, Kuldeep 10-0-47-3, Shankar 6-0-46-0, Chahal 10-0-55-3, Jadeja 9.3-0-40-1

India won by 95 runs