Posted: 25 February 2013 at 3:40am
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Here are a few records set by the Indian skipper after his amazing innings at Chennai!
# Dhoni registered the highest Test score by an Indian wicketkeeper. On 193, he beat a long-standing mark of 192 held by Budhi Kunderan against England in 1964, also scored in Chennai.
# Dhoni registered the highest score in Test history by a wicketkeeper-captain beating Englishman Alec Stewart's 164 Vs South Africa in 1998.
# Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper to register a double hundred.
# Dhoni also became the first Indian stumper to complete 4,000 Test runs during this innings today.
# Dhoni registered his career best Test score, eclipsing his previous high of 148 against Pakistan in 2006.
# This was also the highest score by an Indian captain against Australia, bettering Mohammad Azharuddin's 163 not out in 1998 in Kolkata.
# Dhoni became the first wicketkeeper to score a double century in a single day.
# Dhoni is also the first Indian to score 200 runs against Australia in a single day. Previous best was 195 by Virender Sehwag in Melbourne, 2003.
# Dhoni is the fourth Indian captain to score a double hundred. Others are MAK Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar.
# Dhoni's 206 not out is the second highest by an Indian skipper in Tests. Tendulkar's 217 is on top.
# Dhoni is the seventh wicketkeeper in the world to register a 200.
# On Monday morning, Dhoni broke Tendulkar's record of 217 for the highest score by an Indian captain. Dhoni's innings ended at 224, caught by Matthew Wade off James Pattinson.
# Dhoni's 224 is the third highest by wicketkeeper in Test history, behind Andy Flower 232 and Kumar Sangakkara 230.
# Dhoni's 224 is the third highest individual score in Chennai after Virender Sehwag's 319 and Sunil Gavaskar's 236 not out.
# Dhoni is only the third captain in Test history to score a century at number six after Don Bradman and Hanif Mohammad.
ThatsCricketStory first published:Sunday, February 24, 2013, 23:41 [IST]Topics:ms dhoni
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