India vs New Zealand: MS Dhoni joins Mohammad Azharuddin in elite list

Written by Vipin Darwade

During the second ODI encounter between India and New Zealand in Mount Maunganui, MS Dhoni became the joint-third in the list of cricketers with most number of ODIs under his belt for India.

The list is presently being led by Sachin Tendulkar (463), with Rahul Dravid (340) right behind at second. Mohammad Azharuddin is the joint-third as Dhoni has played 334 ODIs for India and 3 ODIs for Asia XI.

A brilliant batting display guided India to 324/4 against New Zealand in the second contest of the five-match series at the Bay Oval on Saturday.

Dhoni (48 not out) joined Rayudu in the middle as the two steadily lifted India near the 300-run mark before the former fell to Ferguson in the 46th over. Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav’s (22 not out off 10 balls) fireworks then accelerated the run-rate, taking India to a good total of 324/4 in the allotted 50 overs.

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