Vizag ODI: India v New Zealand, fifth ODI: For MS Dhoni, a closing return to the place his legend started? | New Zealand in India 2016 Information

April 5, 2005. A date that holds a really particular place in Indian cricket historical past. On today on the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam, within the first worldwide match performed there, the primary ODI hundred by an Indian wicketkeeper was scored.
The person of the second was a rookie MS Dhoni, in his fifth ODI and henna-stained locks but to grow to be a style assertion in India.
After scores of 0, 12, 7* and three, Dhoni was despatched up the order to No three in opposition to Pakistan and proceed to smash 148 off 123 balls with 15 fours and 4 sixes, setting the platform for India’s 356/9. In that innings, the cricketing world woke as much as Dhoni’s potential. A star was born, and the way.
The remainder, because the saying goes, is historical past.
Dhoni has since performed three extra ODIs on the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, certainly one of which produced a duck and the opposite an unbeaten 51 off 40 balls, for a batting common of 99.50 in three innings there.
Now, as he leads India within the closing ODI in opposition to New Zealand on Saturday, it seems this could possibly be Dhoni’s closing match on the floor the place he made his mark as a global cricketer. Within the third ODI he batted himself up the order at No four and scored 80 off 91 balls. Within the final match, he once more batted at No four and made 11 off 31 balls. His doubtless closing ODI in his hometown of Ranchi did not go to plan, from the fan’s perspective who would have beloved to have their cult hero smash India to victory.
What probabilities Dhoni returns to the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium and delivers one closing hurrah?
Relive that electrical hundred from Dhoni right here:

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