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MS Dhoni Scripts History in T20 Cricket

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the legendary wicketkeeper-batter, has etched his name in the history books once again. During an Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Dhoni achieved a remarkable feat, becoming the first wicketkeeper to record 300 dismissals in T20 cricket.

The Milestone Dismissal

The milestone dismissal occurred in the 11th over of the DC innings. DC opener Prithvi Shaw, who had returned to the playing XI, played a cut shot off Ravindra Jadeja’s delivery, and Dhoni took a sharp catch to complete his 300th dismissal in T20s.

Most Dismissals by Wicketkeepers in T20s

  • 300 – MS Dhoni
  • 274 – Kamran Akmal
  • 274 – Dinesh Karthik
  • 270 – Quinton de Kock
  • 209 – Jos Buttler

The Match

DC’s Batting Performance

  • Prithvi Shaw scored a blistering 43 runs off 27 balls, including 4 fours and 2 sixes.
  • David Warner scored a fine half-century (52 runs).
  • Shaw and Warner shared a 93-run opening partnership.
  • DC captain Rishabh Pant scored his first fifty-plus score (51 runs) since his comeback after recovering from injuries.
  • DC posted a formidable total of 191/5.

CSK’s Bowling Highlights

  • Matheesha Pathirana was the pick of the bowlers for CSK, taking 3 wickets.
  • Pathirana delivered two toe-crushing yorkers to dismiss Mitchell Marsh and Tristian Stubbs.

Toss and Team Changes

  • DC captain Rishabh Pant won the toss and opted to bat against CSK.
  • While CSK fielded the same playing XI, DC made two changes, bringing in Ishant Sharma and Prithvi Shaw in place of Kuldeep Yadav and Ricky Bhui.

Dhoni’s achievement of becoming the first wicketkeeper to record 300 dismissals in T20 cricket further solidifies his legendary status in the game. His consistent performances behind the stumps and ability to create history continue to inspire cricket fans around the world.

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