M.S. Dhoni - unbeaten on 49, unbeaten 73 times

The 36-year-old is now the most unbeaten batsman in the history of ODI cricket, he broke the record of Shaun Pollock and Chaminda Vaas.

M.S Dhoni became the most unbeaten batsman (73 times) in the history of ODI cricket with his 49 not out against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Thursday.   -  AP

India cricketer M.S. Dhoni, the man known for records and milestones, created another one during the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka here on Thursday. The 36-year-old, playing his 300th match, remained unbeaten on 49 raising his tally of not outs to 73 — the most by any player in the history of ODI cricket.

He was tied with Shaun Pollock and Chaminda Vaas, who have remained unbeaten on 72 occasions. Michael Bevan, the former Australian southpaw and one of the best finishers from the ’90s, stands on 67.

Former Sri Lanka spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan has 63 not outs under his belt; Chris Harris (New Zealand) is on 62.

Dhoni helped India post a mammoth total of 375 which included a century-stand with Manish Pandey (50 not out) for the sixth wicket. Earlier, skipper Virat Kohli set the stage hammering a 96-ball 131 — his 29th ODI ton.