In the second ODI against India, West Indies opener Shai Hope played his 100th ODI. The star batsman made this special match colorful with a century. Hope scored 115 runs off 135 balls in this match. Due to which he became the tenth cricketer to score a century in the hundredth match.
Earlier in 1988, Caribbean legend Gordon Greenidge scored the first century in his hundredth ODI. After that, Chris Kears (1999), Yusuf Youhana (2002), Kumar Sangakkara (2004), Chris Gayle (2004), Marcus Trescothick (2005), Ramanresh Sarwan (2006), David Warner (2017) and Shekhar Dhawan (2018) have each scored century in their 100th ODI match.
In 100 match ODI career, Hope batted in 95 innings and scored 4193 runs, which included 13 centuries. Only two, Hashim Amla (4790) and Viv Richards (4366), have scored more runs in their first 95 career innings than Hope. Only Amla is ahead of Hope in terms of centuries.
However, Hope’s team couldn’t laugh at the end on the day of the personal milestone. India won the match by 2 wickets. As a result, India has set a world record of winning 12 consecutive series against the Caribbean. No other team could show the achievement before this.
It should be noted that the number of centurions in the hundredth match in ODIs is ten, but nine have done it in Tests. But Greenies is the only batsman to score a century in the 100th match in both editions. In addition, the only name in the list of batsmen who has scored a century in both innings of the 100th Test match is that of Australian legend Ricky Ponting.
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