NEW DELHI: Dhoni made sure his last stint as captain got an extension by finising the match with a six to help Jharkhand advance to the semi final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Opting to bat after winning the toss, Vidarbha were reduced to 18 for 4 in a track which had no demons.
Nothing to take away from the Jharkhand new ball bowlers Monu Kumar and Varun Aaron, who bend their backs to generate decent pace.
Aaron got Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal with a superb delivery that took the outside half of his bat and Dhoni did the rest. The crowd went in a frenzy as soon as Dhoni threw the ball up in the air to celebrate the wicket.
Vidarbha had no reasons to celebrate though, as they kept on losing wickets. If it wasn’t for all-rounder Jangid, who scored a crucial half century Vidarbha would have struggled to cross even the three figure mark.
Chasing a modest target of 160, Jharkhand got a solid start from their openers Ishan kishan and Pratyush Singh.
Vidarbha did try to make a comeback by picking up a few wickets but they were only doing a favour to the small crowd who had gathered to watch Dhoni.
Coming in at No. 6, Dhoni made sure there were no further losses as Jharkhand scampered to a six wicket win.
Dhoni was unbeaten at 18 off 27 balls.