After that Dhoni faced the traditional white ball and practiced his trademark shots in a long session on the nets.
A re-fast bowler Jaspreet Bumrah, who missed the last one-day match in Ranchi, eight Indian players have been bowling for an optional practice session.
Eliminating any fears of the recession due to cyclone, the weather remained bright and sunny, which was stopped.
Head coach Anil Kumble worked with Kedar Jadhav for a long time, who surprised everyone with his exploits after taking six wickets in four matches.
On the series 2-2, other top-order batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli – stayed away from the net.
Bawrul Kulkarni, who was in place of Bumrah in the last one-day international, bowled full and due to lack of control in Ranchi, scored 8.42 runs in his 1/57 overs, as long as the start of New Zealand was fantastic.
With Bumrah's fit, they can be brought back to playing XI on Saturday.