MS Dhoni known to be Indian Cricket team’s game finisher for most of the time in his career, but this time a little bit of he was unable to prove himself as finisher. Mahendra Singh Dhoni played a lot of T20 cricket to dominate but the match played between Australia and India has been ruled out from India.
In the first T20I cricket on Sunday against Australia, he registered the mark en route to his 37-ball 29 against Aaron Finch’s men. India finished their innings with a below-par total of 126 runs at the loss of seven wickets at the end of 20 overs at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
On the scoreboard KL Rahul makes a dominant action who reached 50 in the innings and he was the only man in blue to past this score. Dhoni managed throughout Australia’s pace attack of Jhye Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Pat Cummins. He even kept his pace after the fall of Rahul and Rishabh Pant.
He scored a six after an army of 13 dot balls, however he failed to make 100 strike rate to Puch India to upper margin for winning. He ended his innings with 29 runs off 37 deliveries and had conceded eight runs during his cautious innings.
Dhoni’s 29 runs in the match came at a trike rate of 78.36 which is very less that would not be expected in a game of T20I. He scored in T20 I the second lowest score by an Indian batsman in a T20I innings where the batsman has faced more than 35 deliveries.Ravindra Jadeja is the first with the lowest innings against England about a decade ago in 2009.
Dhoni had played an impressive knock in limited-overs cricket in Australia and New Zealand. He had notched up three back-to-back fifties against Australia in the ODI contest to score 193 runs at an average of 193 to earn the Man of the Series award.