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Stats: MS Dhoni breaks the record for most not outs in ODIs

Dhoni also became the most capped wicketkeeper in International cricket in the due course by featuring in his 467th game

MS Dhoni
Indian batsman MS Dhoni. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

MS Dhoni had a day with milestones during the 4th ODI against Sri Lanka at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo as the former Indian skipper featured in his 300th ODI game. He also became the most capped wicketkeeper in International cricket in the due course by featuring in his 467th game; one more than Mark Boucher (466).

Dhoni, who walked to bat after the dismissal of KL Rahul and scored an unbeaten 49 while sharing a century stand with Manish Pandey which helped India to finish at 375/5 in their 50 overs. By remaining unbeaten in this innings, Dhoni now holds the record for being unbeaten most times in ODI cricket. This was the 73rd time Dhoni remained unbeaten in ODIs, going past Shaun Pollock and Chaminda Vaas who remained not out on 72 occasions in this format.

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Players with most not outs in ODI cricket:

Player Teams Matches Innings Not Outs Runs HS Average
MS Dhoni India / Asia XI 300 258 73 9657 183* 52.2
SM Pollock South Africa / Africa XI /ICC World XI 303 205 72 3519 130 26.45
WPUJC Vaas Sri Lanka / Asia XI 322 220 72 2025 50* 13.68
MG Bevan Australia 232 196 67 6912 108* 53.58
M Muralitharan Sri Lanka / Asia XI / ICC World XI 350 162 63 674 33* 6.8
CZ Harris New Zealand 250 213 62 4379 130 29

During the 2nd ODI game of this series, Dhoni broke the record of being unbeaten most times in International cricket. After this game, Dhoni now has been unbeaten on 122 occasions across formats. Muttiah Muralitharan held the record with 119 not outs in International cricket.

Players with most not outs in International cricket:

Player Teams Matches Innings Not Outs Runs HS Average
MS Dhoni India / Asia XI 467 469 122 15744 224 45.37
M Muralitharan Sri Lanka / Asia XI / ICC World XI 495 328 119 1936 67 9.26
SM Pollock South Africa / Africa XI /ICC World XI 423 370 113 7386 130 28.73
JM Anderson England 341 259 112 1386 81 9.42
WPUJC Vaas Sri Lanka / Asia XI 439 384 108 5147 100* 18.64
SR Waugh Australia 493 548 104 18496 200 41.65

Dhoni, who scored 49 runs in this game, recorded the 5th highest score in the 300th ODI game. Four players including two Indians have previously scored fifty and more in their 300th ODI.

Most runs by a player in their 300th ODI match:

Player Score Balls Fours Sixes S/R Opposition Venue Date
Tillakaratne Dilshan 101 124 9 1 81.45 England Colombo (RPS) 16-Dec-2014
Jacques Kallis 85 89 4 0 95.5 West Indies North Sound 24-May-2010
Sourav Ganguly 59 79 7 2 74.68 England Leeds 2-Sep-2007
Rahul Dravid 52 63 6 0 82.53 Australia Mohali 29-Oct-2006
MS Dhoni 49* 42 5 1 116.7 Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 31-Aug-2017

(Stats as on August 31, 2017)

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