M.S.Dhoni hit his seventh ODI century to help his team to chase a massive target of 297 runs against Bangladesh to beat them comfortably in the end by six wickets. India chasing a stiff target of 297 runs for victory was in a spot of bother at 51/3 with three big guns back in the pavilion when M.S.Dhoni joined young lad Virat Kohli in the middle.
Both shown enough maturity and patience to put on 152 runs of just 157 balls for the fourth wicket to secure the win for India. Virat Kohli was bit of disappointed when he got out on 91 runs.
When India lost their fourth wicket another 94 runs required to get in 96 balls, but Indian captain M.S.Dhoni (101* runs of 107 balls) and Suresh Raina (51* runs of 43 balls) put on an unbeaten partnership of 94 runs for the fifth wicket to guide India to a comprehensive victory by 6 wickets over Bangladesh.
The Dhoni-Raina pair has now put on 76.23 runs on an average in 27 innings these two have batted together. Among all pairs who have batted together for 25 innings of more, their average is the highest.
Bangladesh started well after opting to bat first, their openers Tamim Iqbal (60 runs of 42 balls) and Imrul Kayes (70 runs of 100 balls) given Bangladesh a flying start by putting on record partnership of 80 runs of just 67 balls for the first wicket.
Indian bowlers fought back in the middle overs not allowing a big partnership to flourish. Mahmudullah, however, finished off with a flurry of fours, scoring an unbeaten 60 off just 45 balls.
With the help of superb effort from Mahmudullah they manage to post their highest ODI score of 296 runs against Test playing nation. At one stage the score looks beyong the reach of the opposition when India lost Virender Sehwag (13 runs of 8 balls), Gautam Gambhir (18 runs of 24 balls) and Yuvraj Singh (1 runs of 4 balls).
M.S.Dhoni was declared Player of the Match for his superb century under pressure.