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Home > Cricket > Statistics


Taibu sets a new world record

Rajneesh Gupta | January 18, 2005

Zimbabwe's Tatenda Taibu became the youngest captain to score a Test century during his innings of 153 in the second innings of the second Test against Bangladesh at Dhaka, on Monday.

At 21 years, 248 days, Taibu beat South African Graeme Smith's record. Smith was 22 years, 173 days old, when he registered his maiden Test century as a captain.

The accompanying table lists the youngest captains to score a Test century:

AgePlayerScoreForVsVenueSeason
21 Yrs 248 daysT Taibu153ZimBDDhaka2004-05
22 Yrs 173 daysGC Smith277SA EngEdgbaston2003
22 Yrs 273 daysJaved Miandad106*PakAusFaisalabad1979-80
23 Yrs 39 DaysNawab of Pataudi Jr.203*IndEngDelhi 1963-64
23 Yrs 255 daysSR Tendulkar169IndSACape Town1996-97
24 Yrs 46 daysJaved Burki101PakEngLord's1962
24 Yrs 69 daysKapil Dev100*IndWI Port-of-Spain1982-83
24 Yrs 222 daysHW Taylor109SA EngDurban 1913-14

Note: The age calculated is when the player reached the three-figure mark and not necessarily when the innings was completed.


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Sub: Short Man Standing TALL

Good job, Taibu. No one should take away the credit from Taibu for his achievement. It is a fact that he became a Captain by ...


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The youngman is a huge talent. We wish him well.


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