MS Dhoni made yet another entry into the record books by taking five catches during the third and final T20 International between India and England at the County Ground in Bristol. The 37-year-old becomes the first wicketkeeper to take five catches in a T20I match. Dhoni had previously taken four catches in a T20I match twice. Wicketkeepers like Adam Gilchrist, Matt Prior, AB de Villiers and Wesley Barresi have also pouched four catches during a T20I match. Apparently, Dhoni holds the record of most dismissals in T20Is. IND vs ENG 3rd T20I Live Score Updates.
Dhoni first caught England opener, who scored 67 off just 31 balls. He was then instrumental in sending back England captain Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales in quick succession. Dhoni’s fourth catch of the match came when he caught behind Jonny Bairstow. The former Indian captain entered the record books after taking Liam Plunkett’s catch off Siddarth Kaul’s bowling. Apart from the five catches, Dhoni also inflicted a run-out on the last ball of the first innings to help India keep England under the 200-run mark. MS Dhoni Becomes Third Cricketer to Play 500 International Matches for India: Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid on Top of the list!
Interestingly, during the first T20I against England, Dhoni surpassed Pakistan’s discarded wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal to affect the most number of stumpings in T20Is. Meanwhile, India have been set a target of 199 to win the third T20I. The three-match series is currently locked at one each and both the teams are looking to make it 2-1 in their favour.
India won the first T20I handsomely by eight wickets to take an early lead. The home side, however, bounced back to win the second T20I and thus drew level in the series. As of now, India have never lost a three-match T20I series.