MS Dhoni completes milestone of 100th international half-century

WION Web Team Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Sep 17, 2017, 02.55 PM(IST)

India's MS Dhoni during the first ODI cricket match at the MA Chidhambaram stadium in Chennai on September 18. Photograph:( PTI )

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Among Indians, he is fourth after Sachin Tendulkar (164), Rahul Dravid (146) and Sourav Ganguly (107) to achieve the feat ||Dhoni now has 9737 runs in ODIs and requires 263 more runs to complete the 10,000-run milestone in the 50-over format

Former Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Sunday reached the landmark of 50 centuries in international cricket across all three formats of the game after he scored 79 runs against Australia in the first ODI in Chennai.

The 36-year-old is now the 13th cricketer in the history of international cricket to achieve the feat and among Indians, the fourth after Sachin Tendulkar (164), Rahul Dravid (146) and Sourav Ganguly (107).

Dhoni was playing his 66th ODI half-century in his 302nd ODI. He has scored 33 half centuries in 90 Tests and one in the 78 T20 International matches that he has played.

Dhoni now has 9737 runs in ODIs and requires 263 more runs to complete the 10,000-run milestone in the 50-over format.