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IPL 2018: MS Dhoni enters record books as most successful T20 wicket-keeper

As Chennai reached the IPL playoffs for the ninth time, Dhoni too entered the record books as he became the most successful wicket-keeper in T20 cricket.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: May 21, 2018 14:18 IST ]
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MS Dhoni now holds the record for most catches and dismissals in T20 cricket.

It was a night of double delight for Chennai Super Kings and their captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Chennai, who already qualified for the IPL 2018 playoffs, ended the league stage on a winning note and knocked Kings XI Punjab out of the tournament. (IPL 2018 FULL COVERAGE)

Chennai's five-wicket win over Punjab also sealed Rajasthan Royals' place in the playoffs. (IPL 2018 POINTS TABLE)

As Chennai reached the IPL playoffs for the ninth time, Dhoni too entered the record books as he became the most successful wicket-keeper in T20 cricket. (IPL 2018 PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE)

Dhoni took three catches against Punjab on Sunday, taking his tally to 144 and overtaking Kumar Sangakkara's record of 142 catches.

Dhoni reached the landmark in his 291st T20 game while it took 264 matches for Sangakkara to set the record.

Others in the list of top five are Dinesh Karthik (139), Kamran Akmal (123) and Denesh Ramdin (111).

Not only this, Dhoni now also holds the record of most dismissals in T20 cricket, surpassing Pakistan's Kamran Akmal.

Dhoni has 216 dismissals to his name, while Kamran Akmal has 215. Sangakkara (202), Karthik (192) and Ramdin (155) are others on the list.

Meanwhile, Dhoni - who struck 16 off 7 balls - also became the 7th batsman to register 4000 runs in IPL. Dhoni now has 4007 runs to his name. The list is headed by Virat Kohli (4948), Rohit Sharma (4493), Gautam Gambhir (4217) and Robin Uthappa (4081).

Chennai will take on Hyderabad in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday with the winner going through to the final on Sunday.

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