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On August 27, 2014 four centuries were scored in the day in ODIs. Bharath Seervi lists the days on which three or more ODI centuries were scored.
Aaron Finch (102), Faf du Plessis (106), AB de Villiers (136*) and Suresh Raina (100) all scored an ODI century on the same day, on August 27, 2014. Four centuries is the second most number of hundreds in a single day in One Day Internationals. The most number of centuries in ODIs in a single day is five, on September 3, 2013 when William Porterfield (112), Eoin Morgan (124*), Ravi Bopara (101*), Aaron Finch (148) and Shaun Marsh (151) were the centurions.
In the past, there have been three other days on which four ODI centuries were scored. They are 10 November 1998, 4 February 2007 and 30 October 2013. There are 37 other days on which three centuries were scored in ODIs. Below are the tables listing the days on which three or more ODI centuries were made.
Five ODI centuries in a single day
There were three centuries in England vs Ireland ODI and two more between Australia vs Scotland on September 3, 203.
|Date||Batsman 1||Batsman 2||Batsman 3||Batsman 4||Batsman 5|
|September 3, 2013||WTS Porterfield (Ire) 112||EJG Morgan (Eng) 124*||RS Bopara (Eng) 101*||AJ Finch (Aus) 148||SE Marsh (Aus) 151|
Four ODI centuries in a single day
The first time four ODI centuries were scored in a single day was in the Australia vs Pakistan ODI at Lahore on November 10, 1998 when Ijaz Ahmed and Mohammad Yousuf were the centurions from Pakistan and Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting were the centurions from Australia.
The second such instance occured on October 30, 2013 in the ODI between Australia and India. Shane Watson and George Bailey were the centurions from Australian side while Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli were their reply from Indian side. The third instance of four ODI centuries in a single day was on February 4, 2007 but in different matches – in the ODIs of Australia vs New Zealand, Netherlands vs Bermuda and Canada vs Ireland.
|Date||Batsman 1||Batsman 2||Batsman 3||Batsman 4|
|November 10, 1998||Ijaz Ahmed (Pak) 111||Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 100||AC Gilchrist (Aus) 103||RT Ponting (Aus) 124*|
|February 4, 2007||RT Ponting (Aus) 104||RN ten Doeschate (Net) 109*||EJG Morgan (Ire) 115||A Bagai (Can) 122|
|October 30, 2013||SR Watson (Aus) 102||GJ Bailey (Aus) 156||S Dhawan (Ind) 100||V Kohli (Ind) 115*|
|August 27, 2014||AJ Finch (Aus) 102||F du Plessis (SA) 106||AB de Villiers (SA) 136*||SK Raina (Ind) 100|
Three ODI centuries in a single day
Three batsmen scoring ODI century on a same day has occured 37 times in ODI history, out of which 21 times it happened in a single ODI. Two batsmen scoring centuries from single side and one more from the other side is not a rare occasion. The first time three batsmen were witnessed scoring three centuries in a single day was on June 3, 1985 when Graeme Wood scored 114* from Australia and Graham Gooch and David Gower scored 117* and 102 from England at Lord’s. All the occasions are listed in the table below.
|Date||Batsman 1||Batsman 2||Batsman 3|
|June 3, 1985||GM Wood (Aus) 114*||GA Gooch (Eng) 117*||DI Gower (Eng) 102|
|September 7, 1986||GR Marsh (Aus) 104||DC Boon (Aus) 111||K Srikkanth (Ind) 102|
|March 11,1996||BC Lara (WI) 111||CZ Harris (NZ) 130||ME Waugh (Aus) 110|
|October 4,1996||Saeed Anwar (Pak) 115||ShahidAfridi (Pak) 102||PA de Silva (SL) 122|
|January 5,1997||ME Waugh (Aus) 102||BC Lara (WI) 102||CL Hooper (WI) 110*|
|August 17,1997||MS Atapattu (SL) 118||M Azharuddin (Ind) 111*||A Jadeja (Ind) 119|
|January 18,1998||Saeed Anwar (Pak) 140||Ijaz Ahmed (Pak) 117||SC Ganguly (Ind) 124|
|January 26, 1998||AC Gilchrist (Aus) 100||GW Flower (Zim) 112||ST Jayasuriya (SL) 102|
|April 9, 1998||M Azharuddin (Ind) 153*||A Jadeja (Ind) 116*||GW Flower (Zim) 102|
|July 7, 1998||SC Ganguly (Ind) 109||SR Tendulkar (Ind) 128||PA de Silva (SL) 105|
|March 27, 1999||JH Kallis (SA) 100||DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 101||GW Flower (Zim) 140|
|October 5, 2001||SC Ganguly (Ind) 127||SR Tendulkar (Ind) 101||G Kirsten (SA) 133*|
|February 10, 2003||CB Wishart (Zim) 172*||ST Jayasuriya (SL) 120||SB Styris (NZ) 141|
|February 23, 2003||JM Davison (Can) 111||SR Tendulkar (Ind) 152||SC Ganguly (Ind) 112*|
|March 3, 2003||JF Kloppenburg (Net) 121||KJJ van Noortwijk (Net) 134*||MS Atapattu (SL) 124|
|June 28, 2003||JH Kallis (SA) 107||ME TreScohick (Eng) 114*||VS Solanki (Eng) 106|
|January 24, 2004||VVS Laxman (Ind) 131||SV Carlisle (Zim) 109||SM Ervine (Zim) 100|
|July 6, 2004||AJ Strauss (Eng) 100||A Flintoff (Eng) 123||CH Gayle (WI) 132*|
|July 1, 2006||ME TreScohick (Eng) 121||WU Tharanga (SL) 109||ST Jayasuriya (SL) 152|
|January 28, 2007||ML Hayden (Aus) 117||RT Ponting (Aus) 111||JDP Oram (NZ) 101*|
|January 31, 2007||SR Tendulkar (Ind) 100*||WTS Porterfield (Ire) 112*||A Bagai (Can) 137*|
|February 2, 2007||EC Joyce (Eng) 107||WTS Porterfield (Ire) 104*||KJ O’Brien (Ire) 142|
|October 18, 2007||HH Gibbs (SA) 102||AB de Villiers (SA) 103*||TM Odoyo (Ken) 111*|
|June 25, 2008||KC Sangakkara (SL) 101||MS Dhoni (Ind) 109*||SK Raina (Ind) 101|
|July 1, 2008||JAH Marshall (NZ) 161||BB McCullum (NZ) 166||AM Samad (Can) 130|
|April 1, 2009||NFI McCallum (Sco) 121*||WTS Porterfield (Ire) 101||RN ten Doeschate (Net) 106*|
|July 7, 2009||GM Hamilton (Sco) 119||DF Watts (Sco) 101||S Jyoti (Can) 117|
|November 5, 2009||BRM Taylor (Zim) 118*||SE Marsh (Aus) 112||SR Tendulkar (Ind) 175|
|February 16, 2010||RN ten Doeschate (Net) 109*||Noor Ali Zadran (Afg) 114||Mohammad Shahzad (Afg) 118|
|August 16, 2010||Karim Sadiq (Afg) 114*||Mohammad Shahzad (Afg) 100*||GC Wilson (Ire) 113|
|October 15, 2010||HM Amla (SA) 110||CA Ingram (SA) 124||BRM Taylor (Zim) 145*|
|March 18, 2011||RN ten Doeschate (Net) 106||PR Stirling (Ire) 101||KC Sangakkara (SL) 111|
|January 22, 2012||GC Smith (SA) 125||AB de Villiers (SA) 125*||KC Sangakkara (SL) 102|
|February 28, 2012||TM Dilshan (SL) 160*||KC Sangakkara (SL) 105||V Kohli (Ind) 133*|
|March 6, 2012||DA Warner (Aus) 163||MJ Clarke (Aus) 100||TM Dilshan (SL) 117|
|March 18, 2012||Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) 105||Nasir Jamshed (Pak) 112||V Kohli (Ind) 183|
|January 23, 2014||CS MacLeod (Sco) 175||W Barresi (Net) 137*||IA Karim (Ken) 108|
There was an interesting sequence in early 2007. There were three centuries on January 28, two on January 30, three on January 31, three on February 2 and four on February 4. 15 centuries in 8 days.
There were three 100s on March 3, 2003 (3 100s on 3-3-03)
(Bharath Seervi is a cricket statistician who is obsessed with digging numbers, facts and records related to the game. An active member of Society of Cricket Statisticians of India, he blogs at www.cricketseervistats.blogspot.com. He can be followed on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/SeerviBharath and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeerviCricket)
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