India declared their second innings on 521 for six after a controversy surrounding M S Dhoni’s dismissal.
Dhoni, who played like a man possessed, smashed three consecutive sixes off Dave Mohammad. He then smashed a fourth, but was caught by Daren Ganga on the ropes.It was unclear to both the field umpires and third umpire whether Ganga had taken the catch cleanly as he claimed or had he stepped on the rope.
A consultation followed, holding up the game and West Indies captain Brian Lara was not happy when the umpires decided in Dhoni’s favour. Indian skipper Rahul Dravid then signalled for the declaration and Dhoni and Mohammad Kaif walked off the ground.
Dhoni finally ended the controversy by accepting Ganga’s version and was pronounced out caught Ganga bowled Mohammad for 69 runs that came off just 52 balls and included six sixes and four fours.
MS Dhoni is the only batsman in the history of ODI cricket, amongst the batsmen with a minimum of 1000 runs, to have maintained an average of 50 (52.76) as well as maintained a strike rate of 100 (103.00)