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)||143.29||Africa XI||Chennai||10 Jun 2007|
|130||SM Pollock (Afr XI)||118.18||Asia XI||Bangalore||06 Jun 2007|
|111*||M Kaif (Ind)||99.10||Zimbabwe||Colombo (RPS)||14 Sep 2002|
|100*||JM Kemp (SA)||112.35||India||Cape Town||26 Nov 2006|
|100||HP T'ratne (SL)||94.33||West Indies||Sharjah||16 Oct 1995|
|94*||SS Dighe (Ind)||97.91||West Indies||Harare||07 Jul 2001|
|89||Abdul Razzaq [Images] (Pak)||222.50||New Zealand||Wellington||17 Jan 2004|
|88*||MEK Hussey (Aus)||157.14||New Zealand||Christchurch||10 Dec 2005|
|87*||M Kaif (Ind)||116.00||England [Images]||Lord's||13 Jul 2002|
|87||Kapil Dev [Images] (Ind)||135.93||West Indies||Nagpur||08 Dec 1987|
|86*||BB McCullum (NZ)||94.50||Australia||Hamilton||20 Feb 2007|
|86||Wasim Akram (Pak)||113.15||Australia||Melbourne||23 Feb 1990|
|86||JR Murray (WI)||111.68||England||The Oval||26 May 1995|
|85||SB Styris (NZ)||104.93||West Indies||Gros Islet||08 Jun 2002|