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Stats: Captain cool Dhoni achieves unique treble

September 03, 2014 09:16 IST

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India after winning the 4th Royal London ODI against England at Edgbaston. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni achieved a unique distinction after India humiliated England by nine wickets the fourth ODI in Birmingham, on Tuesday.

It was India's 91st ODI win under him, and makes him India’s most successful captain in the 50-overs format, ahead of Mohammad Azharuddin.

With 27 wins in Tests and Twenty20 Internationals each, Dhoni is already India's most successful captain in the two formats.

Dhoni holds the record of winning most matches in all three formats -- the first Indian and also the first among current captains from all sides.

Check out the most successful captain across all three formats in world cricket for each Test nation:

Country

Tests

ODIs

T20Is

Australia

Ricky Ponting 48

Ricky Ponting 164

George Bailey 14

Bangladesh

Habibul Bashar / Mashrafe Mortaza / Mushfiqur Rahim / Shakib Al Hasan 1 each

Habibul Bashar 29

Mushfiqur Rahim 8

England

Michael Vaughan 26

Alastair Cook 33

Paul Collingwood 17

India

MS Dhoni 27

MS Dhoni 91

MS Dhoni 27

New Zealand

Stephen Fleming 28

Stephen Fleming 98

Daniel Vettori 14

Pakistan

Imran Khan / Javed Miandad 14

Imran Khan 75

Mohammad Hafeez 18

South Africa

Graeme Smith 53

Hansie Cronje 99

Graeme Smith 18

Sri Lanka

 S Jayasuriya/M Jayawardene 18

Arjuna Ranatunga 89

M Jayawardene / K Sangakkara 13

West Indies

Clive Lloyd 36

Viv Richards 67

Darren Sammy 20

Zimbabwe

Heath Streak 4

Alistair Campbell 30

Prosper Utseya 4

Rajneesh Gupta