MS Dhoni comes home to Ranchi for India vs Australia 3rd ODI

first_img India Today Web Desk RanchiMarch 6, 2019UPDATED: March 6, 2019 16:03 IST MS Dhoni and Team India arrived in Ranchi on Wednesday ahead of 3rd ODI vs Australia (Screengrab)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni along with Team India arrived Ranchi on WednesdayIndia are slated to face Australia in the 3rd ODI on FridayIndia lead the five-match series 2-0 ahead of the third ODIFans welcomed hometown boy MS Dhoni on Wednesday as the Indian cricket team arrived at the Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi. India are slated to Australia in the 3rd ODI of the five-match series at the Jharkhand States Cricket Association International Cricket Stadium on Friday.Dhoni has played a total of three ODIs at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi, in which India have won one, lost one and rain washed the third match. Personally, Dhoni has batted only twice in Ranchi in which he has scored 10 not out (vs England on October 23 of 2013) and 11 (vs New Zealand on October 26 of 2016). In terms of wicket-keeping on his home turf, Dhoni has three catches and a stumping in Ranchi.India are coming into the third one-day international with a 2-0 lead, having won the first match by 6 wickets (in Bengaluru) and the second by 8 runs (in Nagpur).Ranchi – Look who’s here – @msdhoni #TeamIndia #INDvAUS (@BCCI) March 6, 2019In the second ODI against Australia, Dhoni did not have a good outing with the bat as he was sent back to the pavilion for a duck, the 10th instance in his glorious career. In the first ODI however, Dhoni had scored an unbeaten 59 to inspire an Indian victory.Therer was also a funny incident in the second ODI between India and Australia, where Dhoni was chased around the stadium before the start of the Australian innings.Dhoni has already collected 301 runs from just eight matches at a staggering average of 100.33 in the ongoing season ahead of the 2019 ICC World Cup. Overall, Dhoni has played 340 ODIs and scored more than 10,000 runs at an average of just under 51.advertisementDhoni also recently joined the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid in an elite list of Indian batsmen to have scored over 13000 runs in List A cricket.In the 1st ODI, Dhoni had also become the most prolific six-hitter for India in one-day internationals as he hit his 216th ODI six to overtake Rohit Sharma.Also Read | Finisher MS Dhoni best suited in lower middle order, says Suresh RainaAlso Read | Your future is as bright as your faith: Ravi Shastri after India’s 500th ODI winFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow RanchiFollow Ranchi airportFollow India vs AustraliaFollow INDvAUSFollow 3rd ODIFollow Team India MS Dhoni comes home to Ranchi for India vs Australia 3rd ODIIndia vs Australia: MS Dhoni arrived in his hometown Ranchi ahead of the third one-day international between India and Australia scheduled for Friday at the JSCA International Stadiumadvertisementlast_img