As MS Dhoni celebrates his 34th birthday on July 7, 2015, we have a look at one of his most explosive innings in One-Day Internationals (ODI). Sri Lanka had set India a stiff target of 299 to win the third ODI at Jaipur in 2005. India were already leading the seven-match series 2-0. Sri Lanka had to win this match in order to claw their way back into the series.  READ: MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot injures Sushant Singh Rajput

Kumar Sangakkara scored an unbeaten century that put Sri Lanka in command earlier. Sachin Tendulkar was dismisssed in the first over and to everyone’s surprise, Dhoni walked on at No. 3. He immediately started to smash the ball all around the park, along with Virender Sehwag. Dhoni eventually finished unbeaten on 183 off 145 deliveries and India won the match by six wickets with 23 balls to spare. READ: Ajinkya Rahane wants MS Dhoni’s calmness and Virat Kohli’s controlled aggression

Dhoni would from there go on to lead India to ICC World T20, ICC Champions Trophy 2013 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 victories.