6. 113* vs Pakistan at Chennai, December 2012
He played one of the best innings under pressure for India against Pakistan in the 1st One day international played at M Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on 30th December 2012. MS Dhoni came to the crease when India was struggling at 29 for 5.
He steadied the innings and put up 73 runs for the 6th wicket with Suresh Raina. MS Dhoni took singles, hit bad balls away for boundaries. MS Dhoni reached his half-century off 86 balls and got the support of R Ashwin. Both MS Dhoni and R Ashwin added unbeaten 125 runs for the 7th wicket.
The captain reached his century off 118 balls. MS Dhoni remained not out on 113 off 125 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes. It helped Team India post 227 for 6 in 50 overs. Chasing 228, Pakistan won the match by 6 wickets with 11 balls to spare.
For his great knock, MS Dhoni was named as the man of the match.