MS Dhoni sets new world record

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Updated: Monday, September 1, 2014, 13:34 [IST]
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Nottingham, Sep 1: India captain and wicketkeeper MS Dhoni has set a new world record for stumpings in international cricket across all formats.


Stumper Dhoni claimed the record when he had his opposite number Alastair Cook stumped during the India-England third One Day International at Trent Bridge on Saturday (August 30). India won the match by 6 wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

MS Dhoni sets new world record

The 33-year-old Dhoni now has 131 stumpings across all three formats. He surpassed Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara's tally on Saturday.

Dhoni started the third ODI on 129 stumpings and added two more. First, he stumped Cook off Suresh Raina and later dismissed Joe Root in similar fashion off Ravindra Jadeja.

Dhoni, who made his international debut in 2004 against Bangladesh, has so far played 382 international games for India (88 Tests, 245 ODIs and 49 T20Is). He has effected 37 stumpings in Tests, 83 in ODIs and 11 in T20Is.

Skipper Dhoni holds several records including the first captain in history to win all three ICC trophies (T20 World Championship, World Cup and Champions Trophy).

Most international stumpings (Top 5)

131 - MS Dhoni (382 matches)

129 - Kumar Sangakkara (563)

101 - Romesh Kaluwitharana (238)

93 - Moin Khan (288)

92 - Adam Gilchrist (396)


Story first published:  Monday, September 1, 2014, 13:25 [IST]
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