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Dhoni first Indian skipper to register 100 ODI wins

Thu, Mar 19, 2015, 08:06 PM
Melbourne, March 19 : Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday entered his name in the record books as he became the first Indian cricket captain and the third in the history of the game to win 100 One-Day International (ODI games.

Only two other skippers -- Australians Allan Border (107) and Ricky Ponting (165) -- have so far achieved this feat.

Dhoni joined the elite club after India's emphatic 109-run win over Bangladesh in their World Cup quarter-final here on Thursday.

Regarded as one of the best captains in the limited overs format, the 33-year-old Dhoni is going through a golden run, leading the defending champions to 11 successive World Cup wins.

With this victory over Bangladesh, India also became the first ever side to take 70 wickets in seven consecutive World Cup matches.

The wicketkeeper-batsman took over the ODI captaincy from Rahul Dravid in 2007 and led the team to its first-ever bilateral ODI series wins in Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 World Twenty20, the CB Series of 2007-08, the 2010 Asia Cup, the 2011 cricket World Cup, 2013 Champions Trophy and also claimed the No.1 ranking in Tests.

Among Indian skippers, Mohammad Azharuddin had 90 wins in ODIs, followed by Sourav Ganguly with 76 wins.
Agency: IANS

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