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Mahendra Singh Dhoni became first Indian Captain to register 100 ODI wins

Mar 20, 2015 14:14 IST

Mahendra Singh DhoniMahendra Singh Dhoni, the Captain of Indian One Day International (ODI) Cricket team on 19 March 2015 became the first Indian captain and third in the history of the game, to lead his country to 100 ODI wins. He reached the milestone of 100 wins in 178th ODI.

By achieving this fete, he joined the Australian pair of Ricky Ponting (165 wins) and Allan Border (107 wins).

Dhoni achieved the fete after India defeated Bangladesh by 109-run in their 2015 ICC World Cup quarter-final match in Melbourne Cricket Ground.

With the win, Indian cricket team led by Dhoni became the first ever side to take 70 wickets in seven consecutive World Cup games.

The quarter-final win over Bangladesh also helped India to register a record ninth knock-out win in ICC tournaments, which included the 2007 World T20, 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy titles.

The 33-year-old wicketkeeper batsman in 2007 took over the ODI captaincy from Rahul Dravid and led the team to its first-ever bilateral ODI series wins in Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

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