2. 183 vs SL at Jaipur, October 2005
The dashing wicketkeeper-batsman from Ranchi played another special inning against Sri Lanka at Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur on 31st October 2005. Sri Lankan captain Marvan Atapattu won the toss and decided to bat first.
Great batting by Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Maharoof helped Sri Lanka post 298 for 4 in 50 overs. Chasing 299 runs to win, India lost an early wicket of Sachin Tendulkar. MS Dhoni came at number 3 again and played with positive intent smashing the Sri Lankan bowlers. The wicketkeeper-batsman reached his half-century off 40 balls and continued to hit the visitors with great aggression.
MS Dhoni reached his century off 88 balls. This was one amazing inning who was dismissed for 183 off 145 balls with 15 fours and 10 sixes. India won the match by 6 wickets with 23 balls to spare.