Ross Taylor © AFP
Ross Taylor scored an unbeaten 105 in the first ODI against Pakistan at Dubai © AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

With four balls to go in the Pakistan innings at Dubai, Wahab Riaz hit Ross Taylor on the jaw; the ball, however, had brushed his gloved thumb before the impact. Taylor ran for a single to register his 11th One-Day International (ODI) hundred. Among New Zealanders, Taylor is second to only Nathan Astle, who has 16).

In the process Taylor also became the sixth batsman (first from New Zealand) to score three ODI hundreds in consecutive innings. He had not played since he had scored 112 not out and 102 in his last two outings against India earlier this year.

Below is the list of batsmen who had scored hundreds in three consecutive ODI innings. Interestingly, the first two men were from Pakistan, and the next three from South Africa, which makes Taylor the first outside these Men in Green to achieve the feat.

 

100 no. 1

100 no. 2

100 no. 3

 

Score

Against

Season

Score

Against

Season

Score

Against

Season

Zaheer Abbas

118

India

1982-83

105

India

1982-83

113

India

1982-83

Saeed Anwar

107

Sri Lanka

1993-94

131

West Indies

1993-94

111

Sri Lanka

1993-94

Herschelle Gibbs

116

Kenya

2002-03

116*

India

2002-03

153

Bangladesh

2002-03

AB de Villiers

114*

India

2009-10

102*

India

2009-10

102

West Indies

2010

Quinton de Kock

135

India

2013-14

106

India

2013-14

101

India

2013-14

Ross Taylor

112*

India

2013-14

102

India

2013-14

105*

Pakistan

2014-15

Trivia:

1. Anwar’s three hundreds came at the same venue (Sharjah).

2. Gibbs’ three hundreds were followed by 97 not out at Benoni, three days after his 153.

3. De Kock’s three hundreds came in the same series.