India won the first Test in Chennai by eight wickets to lead the 4 match series, 1-0 against Australia in Chennai.But the echoes of this splendid victory were heard far away in Ranchi-the birth place of Team India captain MS Dhoni.

“We salute Dhoni who not only made India defeat Australia in test match,but also set the record of highest score by any Indian skipper”,said Ashok Singh,a Dhoni’s fan,who distributed ladoos among friends and relatives.

This was not for nothing.This was the test in which Dhoni made highest score as an Indian captain.In the past Sachin Tendulkar,who made 217 against New Zealand in 1999-2000 series,held the preveious record.

Also Dhoni’s score was the highest by any No 6 batsman on Indian soil,surpassing AB De Villiers’s 217 not out for South Africa at Ahmadabad in 2007-08.Rahul Dravid also against Australia at Kolkata in 2000-01-was the previous highest score by an Indian No 6.


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