India is all set to begin their ICC World Cup 2019 campaign against South Africa on 5 June in South Hampton. Team India has already started preparations for the mega event as they played a couple of warm-up matches and are also sweating it out in the nets. BCCI took to Twitter to share a video of MSD where he looked to be in good touch during a net session.
MS Dhoni is in good form as he slammed a brilliant century against Bangladesh in the warm-up match. Dhoni is known for his match finishing skills and is probably one of the best finishers in ODIs.
Here, let us see MSD's dynamite knock against Sri Lank at Queen's Park Oval – 2013.
It was a tense situation against Sri Lanka, where India needed 15 runs off 6 balls with one wicket in hand, and MSD was on strike along with Ishant Sharma standing at the other end. The entire stadium along with cricketers from both sides were nervous during the final over.
1st ball (15 needed off 6 balls): Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews handed the ball to Erranga to finish the job for his side. Eranga bowled a length ball, slightly outside the off-stump to Dhoni and the Indian skipper slashed the bat with huge power but failed to connect it against the ball.
With Dhoni's presence, one can only hope that India would win the game, but the dot ball just added additional pressure on Dhoni.
2nd ball (15 needed off 5 balls): This time, the length was the same, but the ball was within the reach of Dhoni, and imagine what would have happened next. Dhoni swung his arms and the ball landed somewhere near the commentary box. That's it, the equation changed now - 9 required off 4 balls.
3rd ball (9 needed off 4 balls): Dhoni slashed the ball over point and cover region for a four.
4th ball (5 needed off 3 balls): This time, Eranga slightly over-pitched the ball and Dhoni hit the ball over the mid-off for a six and took India to a victory.
At the end of the innings, Dhoni remained not out on 45* and also bagged the player of the match award for his superb innings. The cool skipper didn't panic during the course of the chase and finished the job in his own style. His special knock came in the finals of the Celkon mobile cup and Indian also won the series.
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