Mahendra Singh Dhoni the fastest captain to reach 5000 ODI runs

Captain Cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the third player to amass 5000 runs as captain for India in ODIs - the other two being Mohammad Azharuddin (5239) and Sourav Ganguly (5082). He is the quickest to this feat, having taken 127 innings as against 136 by Ganguly and 151 by Azharuddin.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's blistering unbeaten 139 went in vain as Australia came from behind to pull off a sensational four-wicket victory over India in the third cricket one-dayer to take a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series here on Saturday. During his knock, the wicket keeper-batsman smashed 12 fours and five sixes.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has recorded his sixth century as captain in ODIs - his ninth in ODIs and the second against Australia.

Dhoni's unbeaten knock of 139 is the third highest by number six batsman - the two highest innings being 175 not out by Kapil Dev vs Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells on June 18, 1983 and 143 not out by Andrew Symonds for Australia vs Pakistan at Johannesburg on February 11, 2003.


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    He indrectly cautioned Suresh Raina.



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