WATCH: MS Dhoni’s street-smart brilliance dupes Jimmy Neesham
MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav celebrate Jimmy Neesham's wicket. © AFP

His batting may continue to divide opinions, but as a wicketkeeper when spinners are in operation and as a tactician, there is nobody to rival MS Dhoni.

The former India captain, who returned to India‘s XI for the fifth ODI against New Zealand at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium after missing two games with a sore back, was in his elements on two occasions during the home team’s chase on Sunday. (LIVE UPDATES: INDIA vs NEW ZEALAND, 5th ODI)

The biggest moment came during the 37th over, with Kedar Jadhav bowling to the allrounder Jimmy Neesham who was 44 from 31 balls. Facing Jadhav for the second ball of the over, Neesham missed a big swipe off Jadhav, then looked back to see the ball roll behind Dhoni. After a look up at Mitchell Santner at the nonstriker’s end, Neesham started off for a single but was sent back. (FULL SCORECARD: INDIA vs NEW ZEALAND, 5th ODI)


In this time Dhoni, will still appealing for lbw, grabbed the ball and under-armed it onto the stumps. Neesham was run out by a foot.

Dhoni, who rarely celebrates a wicket with passion, was seen jumping and pumping his fists animatedly as his team-mates swarmed on him.

India made 252 in 49.2 overs with Ambati Rayudu scoring 90 and Hardik Pandya 45 from 22 balls at the end.