MS Dhoni becomes the fourth wicketkeeper to 300 One Day Internationals catches. Adam Gilchrist is at the pole position with 417 catches in ODI career. Mark Boucher (403) and Kumar Sangakkara (402) catches are two and three on the list. Also Read - India vs Australia 2020,1st ODI: Hardik Pandya Back For Tourists as Aaron Finch Opts to Bat First in Sydney
In total, MS Dhoni has a total of 417 dismissals in ODI cricket. 107 of those dismissals are stumpings. That is evident considering the quality of spinners he keeps to in Indian spinning conditions. Also Read - India vs Australia 2020 Squad News: Ishant Sharma Ruled Out of Test Series, Rohit Sharma Still in Contention; T Natarajan Added to ODI Squad
It was the Hardik-Dhoni duo that helped the Ranchi-born to the feat. It was the crucial wicket of Jos Buttler that was his 300th catch. The former Indian captain is also on the cusp of becoming the 12th international cricketer to score 10,000 ODI runs. He is 33 runs away from that milestone.
Earlier, in the day Eoin Morgan won the toss and to everyone’s surprise, opted to bat first. It was a brave decision considering India chased well in the Trent Bridge game. The England openers got them off to a flyer but once Kuldeep Yadav came into the attack in the 11th over just after the powerplays and got rid off Bairstow (38 off 31 balls). Soon, he dismissed Roy of his next over derailing England’s innings.
As we speak, England is back in the game and are 281 in 46 overs and look good to get a score in excess of 320 runs with 24 balls more to go. It was Joe Root’s brilliant 100 and Eoin Morgans’ half-century that helped England pose a solid score for India. Ben Stokes failed as he was dismissed for 5 off 8 balls. Kuldeep Yadav picked up 3 wickets and was again the best bowler for the visitors. Joe Root.