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Watch: Dhoni scores his 100th international fifty

Dhoni hit 79 to help India set Australia a target of 282

By Saurabh Malhotra -

In the 1st ODI at Chennai, India finished their innings at 281/7 thanks to Hardik Pandya's 83 and MS Dhoni's 79, a score they would take happily after being 11/3 and later 87/5 before Pandya and Dhoni put on an important stand of 118, followed by a crucial partnership of 59 between Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Dhoni once again chose to play the sheet anchor role allowing Pandya to play his natural game on a two paced pitch at Chepauk, this half-century for 'MSD' was special not only because it came in his second adopted home, but it was also his 100th half-century in international cricket. 66 of those have come in one-day internationals.

Here is the moment when Dhoni brought up his half-century:

Dhoni's knock won him a lot of praise on Twitter as well: