On this day: MS Dhoni became the first Indian wicket-keeper to smash double century in Test cricket
Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni has a special bond with Chennai and its Chepauk stadium. While Dhoni has time and again admitted the fact that he will play his final IPL game for Chennai Super Kings, at this venue in-front of his crowd, we look back at an interesting feat which Dhoni achieved at this venue, on this day in 2013.
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MS Dhoni made history on February 24, 2013 when he became the first Indian-wicketkeeper batter to score a double century in Tests. His magnificent innings of 224 helped India defeat Australia by eight wickets in Chennai.
Talking about that match, Australia was well ahead in the game as they posted a decent total of 380-runs on the back of skipper Michael Clarke. In response, India lost early wickets but Cheteshwar Pujara and Sachin Tendulkar rescued India with their valiant knocks. India was 196/4 when Dhoni walked out to bat alongside Virat Kohli.
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Dhoni’s inning was an absolute carnage for Aussies as he scored magnificent 224 and helped India put 572 runs on the scoreboard, taking a lead of 192-runs. Eventually, India won the match by eight wickets and Dhoni was adjudged Player of the Match for his incredible knock.