M S Dhoni breaks Sachin Tendulkar's Test record of highest score as captain

Written by PTI | Chennai | Updated: Feb 25 2013, 19:22pm hrs
Mahendra Singh DhoniM S Dhoni breaks Sachin Tendulkar\'s Test record of highest score as captain. (Reuters)
M S Dhoni today surpassed Sachin Tendulkar's record of highest individual Test score by an Indian captain en route his majestic 224 against Australia in the first cricket Test.

M S Dhoni, who reached his maiden double century yesterday went past Tendulkar's 217 scored against New Zealand in 1999-00 at Ahmedabad.

Dhoni reached the feat in the 144th over when he first hit a flat six off Nathan Lyon to reach 217 and then took a single to surpass Tendulkar's score.

The M S Dhoni however fell eight runs short of equalling Andy Flower's highest individual score by a skipper - 232 against India.

Highest Individual scores by Indian captains:

224 M S Dhoni vs Aus (Chennai)

217 Sachin Tendulkar vs New Zealand (Ahmedabad)

205 Sunil Gavaskar vs West Indies (Mumbai)

203 MAK Pataudi vs England (Delhi).