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.
|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.