World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni hits rapid hundred in warm-up against Bangladesh

first_imgMS Dhoni hit a rapid hundred as India crossed the 300-run mark in their second warm-up match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup against Bangladesh in Cardiff on Tuesday. The Indian top-order had failed against New Zealand on Saturday before the openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma fell cheaply again 3 days later.MS Dhoni was on fire against Bangladesh and reached his century with a six off Abu Jayed off the first ball of the 49th over.On Tuesday, Virat Kohli led a strong revival for India after Dhawan and Rohit failed in overcast conditions. Kohli walked in at No.3 and played some sterling shots while KL Rahul made a successful audition for the No.4 spot with a stylish hundred. His runs have undoubtedly helped India finalise the crucial berth after months of agony.MS Dhoni’s form was a major concern for India in 2018. He had led Chennai Super Kings to their 3rd title and batted brilliantly but that form did not translate in the international arena. However, Dhoni bounced back to form with 3 fifties in 3 matches as India won a historic bilateral ODI series in Australia.MS Dhoni was in good form in New Zealand as well and made a huge impression with his batting and glovework in the 2019 IPL.Several experts had counted MS Dhoni out as a reasonable force with the bat and reckoned he would still only play a major role as wicketkeeper and advisor to skipper Virat Kohli.But 8 days before India’s 2019 World Cup opener against South Africa, MS Dhoni showed he still had the game to send shivers down the spines of his opponents. After Bangladesh took the upper hand, MS Dhoni came out all guns blazing. He hit 8 fours and 6 sixes to bring up his 100 off 73 balls.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: KL Rahul shines in audition for No. 4 spot with hundred vs BangladeshAlso See:last_img

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