By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : July 03, 2017, 10:47
Duration : 02:07
India vs West Indies 4th ODIs: MS Dhoni scores slowest half century in 16 years
West Indies defeated India 11 runs in 4th ODIs. It was the 46th over. Kesrick Williams was the bowler and MS Dhoni took a single off the first ball of the over to bring up his 50. It came off 108 balls, making it the slowest 50 of his career. India's batting line up crumbled while chasing down a meager target of 189 set by the opposition but Dhoni’s presence was one that brought a sense of calm to the proceedings. It is the slowest half-century scored by any Indian in ODIs in 16 years. Kuldeep Yadav, batting for the very first time in ODI cricket, was at the other end. Instead of going for the single and pinning himself to tame the last-over heat, Dhoni went for the big one. He couldn’t get enough distance on it and went straight down the throat of Alzarri Joseph at long-on. India were all out for 178 in 49.4 overs, just 11 runs short of winning the match.