India vs South Africa: MS Dhoni becomes first Indian wicketkeeper to effect 400 dismissals in ODIs

Dhoni reached the landmark in the third ODI between India and South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town, when he stumped Proteas' stand-in skipper Aiden Markram off Kuldeep Yadav's bowling.

FirstCricket Staff, February 08, 2018

India wicket-keeper and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni achieved another feat in his illustrious career by becoming only the fourth stumper to effect 400 dismissals in One-Day cricket.

He reached the landmark in the third ODI between India and South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town, when he stumped Proteas' stand-in skipper Aiden Markram off Kuldeep Yadav's bowling.

In the 17th over of the South African innings, wrist-spinner Kuldeep deceived Markram with a googly and the ever-quick Dhoni removed the bails in a flash ending Markram's 32-run innings.

Dhoni is now only behind Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara (482), Australia's Adam Gilchrist (472) and South Africa's Mark Boucher (424) in terms of dismissals for a wicket-keeper. He took 315 matches to get to the mark.

Following Markram's stumping, Dhoni now has 294 catches and 106 stumpings to his name. Later in the match, he pouched another catch to dismiss David Miller as well. Dhoni, in fact, leads the chart in the number of stumpings. Sangakkara is the second in the list with 99.

India completed another comprehensive victory by defeating the depleted home side by 124 runs, earning their third ODI win in the six-match series.

Indian captain Virat Kohli extended his purple patch with a scintillating 160* to propel India to a solid 303/6 in 50 overs. In reply South Africa displayed another lacklustre performance with no batsman standing up to the challenge. JP Duminy was the lone batsman to score a half-century, top scoring with 51 as the Proteas were bowled out for 179.

Once again, the Indian wrist spinner duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep wrecked havoc in Proteas camp claiming four wickets each.

Updated Date: Feb 08, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114