3. 72* vs Pakistan at Lahore, February 2006
MS Dhoni showed his class with the bat against arch-rivals Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore in the 3rd One day international on 13th February 2006. Indian captain Rahul Dravid won the toss and decided to field first.
108 from Shoaib Malik, 34 from Kamran Akmal and a quick fire 64 from Abdul Razzaq helped Pakistan post 288 for 8 in 50 overs. Chasing the target of 289, India were 190 for 5.
MS Dhoni played a smashing inning and scored a quick-fire 72 not out off 46 balls with 15 fours. He smashed every Pakistani bowler. India won the match by 5 wickets with 14 balls to spare.
For his quick-fire knock, MS Dhoni was named as man of the match.