MS Dhoni, following his unbeaten 59 against Australia in the first ODI in Hyderabad, has now amassed 13,054 runs in 412 List A matches at an average of 50.79. @Twitter

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become only the fourth Indian batsman to complete 13,000 runs in List A cricket. Dhoni has amassed 13,054 runs in 412 List A matches at an average of 50.79. (ALSO READ: Talking points: Finch’s forgettable 100th, Dhoni does it again, Jadhav seals No 6 spot)

The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman has joined an elite club, comprising Sachin Tendulkar (21,999 runs), Sourav Ganguly (15,622 runs) and Rahul Dravid (15271 runs).

Dhoni achieved the milestone during the first One-Day International (ODI) against Australia when he scored a gritty half-century (59  not out) to power India to a six-wicket victory.

Top 5 Indian run-getters in List A cricket:

Player       Matches Innings Runs
Sachin Tendulkar 551 538 21999
Sourav Ganguly 437 421 15622
Rahul Dravid 449 416 15271
MS Dhoni 412 354 13054
Mohammad Azharuddin 432 399 12931

Former England star Graham Gooch is at the top of the list with 22,211 runs in List A cricket.

Apart from this, Dhoni’s unbeaten 141-run partnership with Kedar Jadhav is the second highest fifth-wicket stand by India against Australia at home. (ALSO READ: MS Dhoni overtakes Rohit Sharma to become player with most ODI sixes for India)

This was also the second best partnership for any wicket at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad. (ALSO READ: 1st ODI: Best part about my bowling is, I don’t think like I’m a bowler: Kedar Jadhav)

The highest stand was put up by Shaun Marsh and Shane Watson of Australia when they produced a 145-run opening partnership in 2009.