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Two world records for Dhoni
Rajneesh Gupta
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Wicketkeeper batsman MS Dhoni [Images] got himself a couple of world records by scoring an unbeaten 139 in the third and final Afro-Asia Cup match on Sunday.

Coming into bat with Asia XI tottering at 72 for five, Dhoni added 218 runs (off just 178 balls) with skipper Mahela Jayawardene [Images] for the sixth wicket establishing a new partnership record for this wicket in one-day internationals.

The previous record of 165 runs was set by Australia's Brad Haddin and Mike Hussey against West Indies [Images] at Kuala Lumpur in September 2006 and also between New Zealand's [Images] Brian McCullum and Craig McMillan against Australia at Hamilton in February 2007.

Dhoni then went on to surpass the record of scoring the highest individual innings by a number seven batsman in one-day internationals. Interestingly the previous record was set just four days ago by Shaun Pollock [Images] in the first match of this series.

Pollock had broken the record of India's Mohammad Kaif. Another Indian has got it back, though while doing so he was representing Asia XI and not Team India.

Highest innings by number 7 batsman in ODIs

139*MS Dhoni (Asia XI)143.29Africa XIChennai10 Jun 2007
130SM Pollock (Afr XI)118.18Asia XIBangalore06 Jun 2007
111*M Kaif (Ind)99.10ZimbabweColombo (RPS)14 Sep 2002
100*JM Kemp (SA)112.35IndiaCape Town26 Nov 2006
100HP T'ratne (SL)94.33West IndiesSharjah16 Oct 1995
94*SS Dighe (Ind)97.91West IndiesHarare07 Jul 2001
89Abdul Razzaq [Images] (Pak)222.50New ZealandWellington17 Jan 2004
88*MEK Hussey (Aus)157.14New ZealandChristchurch10 Dec 2005
87*M Kaif (Ind)116.00England [Images]Lord's13 Jul 2002
87Kapil Dev [Images] (Ind)135.93West IndiesNagpur08 Dec 1987
86*BB McCullum (NZ)94.50AustraliaHamilton20 Feb 2007
86Wasim Akram (Pak)113.15AustraliaMelbourne23 Feb 1990
86JR Murray (WI)111.68EnglandThe Oval26 May 1995
85SB Styris (NZ)104.93West IndiesGros Islet08 Jun 2002

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