MS Dhoni did not complete a single and forgot to raise his bat after reaching his fifty

first_img Rohan Sen AdelaideJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 16, 2019 14:52 IST MS Dhoni was fortunate to have the heady support of Dinesh Karthik during India’s 299-run chase (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDhoni and Karthik were involved in a 57-run partnership for the fifth wicketIndia rode on Kohli’s 104 and Dhoni’s unbeaten 55 to chase down 299 with 4 balls to spareDhoni’s fifty was his 69th in ODI cricket as he took his average in successful run chases to 99.85 in ODIsMS Dhoni was back to his very best with the bat on Tuesday as he helped guide India to a 6-wicket win over Australia in the second ODI at the Adelaide Oval.Dhoni, who was criticised for his poor strike rate in the first ODI, led India to victory by scoring 55 off 54 balls as India levelled the three-match series 1-1.But during his knock, Dhoni was so focussed on getting India over the finish line that he forgot to acknowledge the crowd after reaching his fifty in the final over of the run chase.His batting partner Dinesh Karthik had to remind him to raise his bat for the fans after the former captain hit a six off the first delivery of the final over to reach his 69th half-century in one-day internationals.Look what MS Dhoni is doing when playing under pressure, he’s not a selfish, he plays for the team. Dinesh Karthik requests him to raise the bat for half century.Legend Never Fails pic.twitter.com/1bAYHKl1q3Naveen N (@tweetstonaveen) January 15, 2019During his 57-run partnership with Karthik, Dhoni even forgot to complete a single when he was batting on 36 in the 45th over.Dhoni took a single but didn’t ground his bat at the other end but the umpires failed to notice that incident and the run was added to the total.Did anyone notice that dhoni actually didn’t complete the run here? pic.twitter.com/F9KjKiFILcneich (@neicho32) January 15, 2019Dhoni had played a subdued role in support of his successor Virat Kohli as two players with the joint experience of more than 550 ODIs steadily chipped away at Australia’s total.advertisementWith centurion Kohli’s untimely dismissal, Dhoni took up the chase and carried India to a victory which will see the series decided on Friday in the third international at Melbourne.India came to the final over needing seven runs to win and Dhoni smashed the first ball over the long straight boundaries at the Adelaide Oval for a six which tied the scores, then clinched the win with a single from the next ball.Dhoni was fortunate to have the heady support of Karthik, who came to the crease at a difficult moment when Kohil had just fallen. He scored 25 from just 14 balls to ensure India reached its target.”Credit to Virat and Dhoni, the way they played. We got a good start as well so it’s the sort of win that will give the team a lot of confidence, chasing 300.”(Dhoni) has been doing it for years now and the fact he can stay calm, the fact he can absorb pressure and watch the ball, keep the plan very simple. You need the big shot and then he delivers,” Karthik praised Dhoni after the game.Also Read | India vs Australia: Why MS Dhoni lost his cool with Khaleel Ahmed in AdelaideAlso Read | MS Dhoni talks a lot while batting and that helps: Virat KohliAlso Read | Justin Langer in awe of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni after India win Adelaide ODIFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow MS DhoniFollow Dinesh Karthik MS Dhoni did not complete a single and forgot to raise his bat after reaching his fiftyIndia vs Australia 2nd ODI: MS Dhoni had to be reminded by Dinesh Karthik to lift his bat and acknowledge the crowd after he reached his fifty in the last over of the match on Tuesday.advertisementlast_img

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