Stats: MS Dhoni completes 100 half-centuries in international cricket

India’s wicketkeeping batsman MS Dhoni has been on a record-making spree in the past one month. First, he completed his 300 ODI matches and then became the only wicketkeeper to inflict 100 stumpings in the format. The Australia series didn’t stop the veteran from setting up new heights.

In the first ODI in Chennai, he scored a magnificent 79 and in the process completed his 100 half-centuries in international cricket. He became the 15th batsman ever to achieve the milestone and joined an elite list of legendary players.

India’s Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, just like every other batting record, is sitting on top of the list with 164 fifties. He is followed by Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and South Africa’s Jacques Kallis. MS Dhoni became the 4th Indian to make it to the list, the 2 others being Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly.

The 36-year-old was once again brilliant for the country as he bailed the side out of trouble from 87/5 to power them to 281. Hardik Pandya gave him a good company and his all-round heroics gave India a 1-0 lead in the 5-match series.

Batsmen with 100 or more international half-centuries

Batsman Matches Innings Fifties Hundreds Runs
Sachin Tendulkar (India) 664 782 164 100 34357
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka/Asia XI, ICC XI) 594 666 153 63 28016
Jacques Kallis(South Africa/ICC XI/Africa XI) 519 617 149 62 25534
Ricky Ponting (Australia/ICC XI) 560 668 146 71 27483
Rahul Dravid (India/Asia XI/ICC XI) 509 605 146 48 24208
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka/Asia XI) 652 725 136 54 25957
Inzamam-ul-Haq(Pakistan/Asia XI/ICC XI) 499 551 129 35 20580
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies) 454 553 125 41 20988
Brian Lara (West Indies/ICC XI) 430 521 111 53 22358
Sourav Ganguly (India/Asia XI) 424 488 107 38 18575
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka/Asia XI) 586 651 103 42 21032
AB de Villiers (South Africa/Africa XI) 404 462 102 45 18996
Allan Border (Australia) 429 517 102 30 17698
MS Dhoni (India/Asia XI) 470 472 100 16 15825

-Stats as of September 17, 2017

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