MS Dhoni has now hit 161 sixes while playing overseas © Getty Images
MS Dhoni has now hit 161 sixes while playing overseas © Getty Images

Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni went past Sourav Ganguly‘s record today. Dhoni has now hit the most sixes by an Indian across formats while playing overseas. Dhoni achieved the feat during Match 8 of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 against Sri Lanka at The Oval in London on Thursday. Dhoni has now hit 161 sixes playing overseas, going past Ganguly, who had hit 159 sixes. Dhoni also has the most sixes among Indians while playing at home (159), well ahead of anyone else. Dhoni scored 63 off 52 deliveries today, including 7 fours and 2 sixes with a strike rate of 121. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Sri Lanka, ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Match 8 at The Oval

Most ODI sixes away from home (all batsmen):

Batsman M Runs HS Ave 100s 50s 4s 6s
Shahid Afridi 450 9,188 141 23.08 9 39 843 402
Chris Gayle 248 10,704 333 40.85 27 55 1313 277
Sanath Jayasuriya 392 12,974 253 32.19 26 60 1522 261
Shane Watson 205 6,928 185* 35.71 9 40 756 183
AB de Villiers 226 10,515 278* 49.59 25 52 991 175
Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan) 243 10,318 161* 45.05 10 80 832 171
Brendon McCullum 238 7,110 225 29.62 8 29 729 168
Ricky Ponting 311 14,366 206 44.47 35 76 1501 165
MS Dhoni 281 8,618 148 40.65 4 58 767 161
SC Ganguly (India) 296 12,285 183 40.41 26 70 1309 159

Earlier, India’s powerful batting line-up guided them to 321 for 5 in Match 8 of ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Group B fixture at The Oval. In a do-or-die match for them, Sri Lanka leaked 103 runs in the last 10 overs. While Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan laid the foundation of the innings, Dhoni’s blitz in the death ensured India reach the 300-run mark. Lasith Malinga was the pick of bowlers who ended with 2 for 70 despite being hammered by Rohit and Dhawan in the initial overs. Suranga Lakmal, Malinga and Nuwan Pardeep ended their innings with economy rate of 7 or more. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: India vs Sri Lanka, ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Match 8 at The Oval