Shikhar Dhawan – Hundred in the 100th ODI Match

Shikhar ‘Gabbar’ Dhawan has created an unbelievable record in the fourth One Day International (ODI) against South Africa at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. He became the first Indian player to score a century in the 100th ODI game.

The fourth ODI is also being played for a good cause — a cancer awareness initiative. Scoring a century in this game itself is a special moment to cherish and the same game being the 100th match made this hundred very much special for Gabbar!

India have produced many batting superstars in this format but it is Dhawan who became the first to make this milestone. India’s former captain Sourav Ganguly came close in creating this record much earlier but fell short by just 3 runs against South Africa in the 1999 World Cup!

Last player before Dhawan to have made this record is David Warner of Australia. He scored 124 against India at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Chris Cairns of New Zealand in 1999 and Ramnaresh Sarwan in 2006 are the other players to achieve this milestone playing against India.

Chris Gayle has the highest score for any player in the hundredth ODI game. His unbeaten 132* has come against Engalnd at the prestigious Lord’s venue.

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A total of 9 players have scored a hundred playing in their hundredth ODI game. Surprisingly, West Indies is the only country to have multiple players (three) who had made this milestone.

Players to score a hundred in their hundredth ODI game:

Player Name Score Opposition Venue Year
Gordon Greenidge (WI) 102* vs Pakistan Sharjah 1988
Chris Cairns (NZ) 115 vs India Christchurch 1999
Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 129 vs Sri Lanka Sharjah 2002
Kumar Sangakkara (SL) 101 vs Australia Colombo 2004
Chris Gayle (WI) 132* vs England Lord’s 2004
Marcus Trescothick (Eng) 100* vs Bangladesh The Oval 2005
Ramnaresh Sarwan (WI) 115* vs India Basseterre 2006
David Warner (Aus) 124 vs India Bengaluru 2017
Shikhar Dhawan (Ind) 109 vs South Africa Johannesburg 2018

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