Ranking MS Dhoni's 4 consecutive ODI half-centuries against Australia in early 2019
#3 India tour of Australia 2018/19 - 1st ODI - Sydney (51 runs off 96 balls)
Here it is, the first ODI half-century of MS Dhoni in 2019. Though India did not manage to chase the target, Dhoni's knock of 51 improved his confidence after some dismal performances in ODI. This match spoke loudly about his return to form.
The top order did not support the Hitman who was showing a sensible batting. The trio of Dhawan, Kohli, and Rayudu failed to get a good start. Dhawan and Rayudu were dismissed for ducks and Virat got just three runs.
MS Dhoni who joined Rohit Sharma by coming out at no. 5 displayed a very classy batting. People usually see Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the pinch hitter but the one who batted at Sydney was a bit different. He was a very mature batsman who played according to the situation.
MSD got 51 runs from 96 balls with 3 fours and a six. He guided 133 run scorer Rohit Sharma with a 137 run-partnership. Unfortunately, Dhoni's hopes of finishing the innings were spoiled by Behrendorff who trapped him right in the front for an lbw.