Former ODI skipper and wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra SIngh Dhoni on January 19 became the first Indian cricketer to hit 200 sixes in ODI.

He achieved this feat during the second ODI match against England at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack.

Dhoni, who came into bat after the fall of Virat Kohli, plundered 134 runs off 122 balls with 10 boundaries and six hits into the stands.

He was caught on the square leg boundary by David Willey while trying ot hit Liam Plunkett for another six.

Dhoni started off his innings in such a slow pace that after playing 15 balls he had just 1 run in his account.

During the course, Dhoni along with Yuvraj Singh, who also scored a ton, added 256 runs between them in 38.2 overs to bring the Indian innings back on track after England pacer Chris Woakes had reduced the hosts to 25/3 by the fifth over.

Yuvraj posted 150 runs, surpassing his previous personal best score of 139 and also accumulated the most runs by an Indian batsman against England, going past the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.

Owing to their performances, India set 382-run target for the visitors.

Earlier, England won the toss and decided to bowl first. India is leading the three match series 1-0