MS Dhoni breaks Sachin`s record of highest score by captain

MS Dhoni on yesterday surpassed Sachin Tendulkar`s record of highest personal Test score by an Indian skipper en route his stunning 224 against Australia in the 1st cricket Test.

Dhoni, who reached his first double century on Sunday went past Tendulkar`s 217 scored against New Zealand in 1999-00 at Ahmedabad.

MS Dhoni reached the feat in the 144th over when he 1st hit a flat 6 off Nathan Lyon to achieve 217 and then took a single to surpass Tendulkar`s score.

The India skipper however fell 8 runs short of equalling Andy Flower`s highest individual score by a captain — 232 against India.

Best Individual scores by Indian captains

• 224 Mahendra Singh Dhoni vs Aus (Chennai)

• 217 Sachin Tendulkar vs New Zealand (Ahmedabad)

• 205 Sunil Gavaskar vs West Indies (Mumbai)

• 203 MAK Pataudi vs England (Delhi).

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