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MS Dhoni sets a new world record

India’s current limited-over skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni set a new world record during the 2nd T20I against Australia at Melbourne on Friday. Wicketkeeper Dhoni registered most stumpings in the international cricket. The 34-years old wicket-keeper effected 140 stumping dismissals in his international career.

Dhoni surpassed former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Kumar Sangakkara (139 stumpings) after dismissing Australian batsman James Faulkner. It was a lucky dismissal for Dhoni as the ball struck on his leg and then it hit the wicket after completely missing the ball by Faulkner. Faulkner was outside the crease when the ball hit the stumps.

Before that dismissal, Dhoni made two more dismissals in this match as he took one catch and one stumping. With these three dismissals in the match, Dhoni achieved this record.

Dhoni also climbed up at no.3 position in the most international career dismissals as a wicketkeeper. He has 679 dismissals including 539 catches and 140 stumpings. In this list, he is behind former South African wicket-keeper Mark Boucher (998 dismissals) and former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist (905 dismissals).

The tables of most stumpings and most dismissals in international cricket are in the following:    

Most Stumpings in international career

Player

Career Span

Matches

Innings

Dismissals

Catches

Stumpings

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

2004-Present

419

490

679

539

140

Kumar Sangakkara

2000-2015

594

499

678

539

139

Romesh Kaluwitharana

1990-2004

238

270

325

224

101

Moin Khan

1990-2004

288

327

434

341

93

Adam Gilchrist

1996-2008

396

485

905

813

92

 

Most Dismissals in international career as a wicket-keeper

Player

Career Span

Matches

Innings

Dismissals

Catches

Stumpings

Mark Boucher

1997-2012

467

596

998

952

46

Adam Gilchrist

1996-2008

396

485

905

813

92

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

2004-Present

419

490

679

539

140

Kumar Sangakkara

2000-2015

594

499

678

539

139

Ian Healy

1988-1999

287

392

628

560

68

 

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