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Dhoni's flop show in Australia continues

December 28, 2011 10:39 IST

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's miserable showing with the bat in Tests in Australia continued with yet another failure, in the first innings of the first Test in Melbourne, on Wednesday.

Dhoni made just six before he was caught at gully off pacer Ben Hilfenhaus on day three at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

In nine Test innings in Australia, the India captain has not yet scored a half-century. He aggregates 147 runs at an average of 16.33 with a highest of 38 in Australia, which is his worst performance in any country.

Incidentally, Dhoni averages 45.40 in the sub-continent and 29.74 outside the sub-continent.

Dhoni's performance in each country:
Mts Inns Runs HS Avg 100s 50s
in Bangladesh 3 4 193 89 96.50 0 2
in New Zealand 2 3 155 56* 77.50 0 2
in Pakistan 3 3 179 148 59.66 1 0
in India 30 44 1634 144 43.00 4 11
in England 7 13 429 92 39.00 0 4
in Sri Lanka 3 4 128 76 32.00 0 1
in South Africa 5 9 283 90 31.44 0 1
in West Indies 7 12 265 74 22.08 0 2
in Australia 5 9 147 38 16.33 0 0
TOTAL 65 101 3413 148 37.92 5 23
In the sub-continent 39 55 2134 148 45.40 5 14
Outside the sub-continent 26 46 1279 92 29.74 0 9

Rajneesh Gupta