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Hundred off last ball of allotted overs

January 18, 2004 20:50 IST

VVS Laxman scored his third ODI hundred in the VB Series match against Australia at Brisbane on Sunday. He reached three-figure mark off the last ball of the 50th over with a four.

There are not many instances in One-Day International cricket history of a batsman reaching his hundred off the last ball of the allotted overs. A deep look into the details of scorecards of all One-Day Internationals played till date has produced the following list.

Ravi Shastri was the only Indian in this exclusive club to perform this feat before Laxman. Pakistan's Yousuf Youhana is the only batsman to have done so twice. Youhana infact hit a six off the last ball of 50th over to bring up hundred on both the occasions.

Score Batsman For Vs Venue Date
97* to 101* David Gower Eng Aus Melbourne 04-02-1979
?? to 100* Javed Miandad Pak WI Georgetown 30-03-1988
98 to 100* Allan Lamb Eng Aus Nottingham 27-05-1989
99* to 101* Ravi Shastri Ind SL Nagpur 01-12-1990
96* to 100* Hansie Cronje SA Aus Peshawar 24-10-1994
99* to 100* Carl Hooper WI Eng Sharjah 13-12-1997
94* to 100* Yousuf Youhana Pak Ind Dhaka 03-06-2000
98* to 104* Craig McMillan NZ Pak Christchurch 25-02-2001
99* to 101* Mahela Jayawardene SL Eng Colombo (RPS) 25-03-2001
94* to 100* Yousuf Youhana Pak Zim Harare 27-11-2002
98* to 102* Ramnaresh Sarwan WI Ban Dhaka 02-12-2002
97* to 101* Damien Martyn Aus Eng Hobart BO 11-01-2003
99* to 103* Kumara Sangakkara SL Ken Sharjah 06-04-2003
99* to 103* VVS Laxman Ind Aus Brisbane 18-01-2004

Note: Readers are welcome to inform about any other instance which has not been included here.

Rajneesh Gupta