Harare: Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday became the fourth wicketkeeper in the world to reach 350 dismissals in One-Day Internationals, while widening the gap further with his India predecessors.
The limited overs skipper achieved the feat during the ongoing third and final ODI against Zimbabwe, when he caught Elton Chigumbura off medium pacer Jasprit Bumrah in the 33rd over of the innings at the Harare Sports Club.
Dhoni has so far taken 261 catches and effected 89 stumpings in 278 matches.
Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara leads the list with 482 dismissals followed by Australian Adam Gilchrist and South Africa's Mark Boucher with 472 and 424 dismissals respectively.
As far as dismissals in the 50-over format are concerned, Dhoni is the only Indian in the 300-club, which he scaled during an ODI against New Zealand in January 2014.
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwean batting collapsed yet again when the hosts crumbled from a reasonably comfortable position of 104/3 to 126 all out in the third and final ODI at Harare.
Winning the toss for the first time in the series, and opting to bat, Zimbabwe got off to a rather slow start and were looking to play their quota of 50 overs out. However, it was their loss of four wickets in as many deliveries, bringing in a sense of deja vu, in the middle overs for them to collapse to yet another disappointing score in the series, in which they have already conceded an unassailable 0-2 lead.
Published Date: Jun 15, 2016 04:47 pm | Updated Date: Jun 15, 2016 04:47 pm