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MS Dhoni becomes fifth India batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs

The veteran wicketkeeper reached the landmark during the first ODI against Australia at the SCG on Saturday

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MS Dhoni has joined an elite club by hitting his 10,000th one-day international run for India.

The veteran wicketkeeper reached the landmark during the first ODI against Australia at the SCG on Saturday.

With a single off Aussie seamer Jason Behrendroff, Dhoni pushed into five figures in the format, becoming just the fifth Indian to do so.

Dhoni had already accrued 10,000 in international 50-over cricket prior to the series Down Under, but 174 of them had come in matches for an Asia XI.

The former captain now joins other all-time greats Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli in surpassing the milestone for his country.

Dhoni made 51 as India chased 289 for victory, following Australia's total of 288 for 5.

His strike rate was once again down on his destructive best, however, with the 37-year-old taking up 96 balls before he was trapped lbw by Behrendorff.

India lost the game by 34 balls, despite Rohit Sharma's 22nd ODI century.

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