Matthew Wade fell ill during the 3rd Sydney Test against Pakistan and left it mid-way    Getty Images
Matthew Wade fell ill during the 3rd Sydney Test against Pakistan and left it mid-way Getty Images

Pakistan had an early laugh grabbing 5 wickets for nothing significant on board, and leaving Australia stuttering at 78 in the opening ODI at The Gabba, Brisbane. However, Matthew Wade s impressive century helped Australia to reach a competitive 268 for 9. Wade hit a single off the final delivery to bring up his maiden unbeaten ODI century, off 100 deliveries. He got to his century with 7 fours and 2 sixes. Wade broke several records with his feat which looked improbable right till the end. Glenn Maxwell helped Australia recover initially and also put up 82 runs along with Wade, despite their differences in the recent past while playing for Victoria. But Wade provided a commendable salvage operation for Australia, after Maxwell was dismissed for 60.

Wade had struggled in the Australian summer to find form since his recall to the Test side for the final game against South Africa. He also fell ill during the third Test at Sydney, leaving the game mid-way. Here are some of the records broken by Wade as he surged to his maiden ODI century:

FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs Pakistan, 1st ODI at Brisbane

Wade became the 1st Australian wicketkeeper to get to his ODI century after 7 years. The last wicketkeeper who got to this was Brad Haddin against New Zealand at Hamilton in 2010.

Wade is also the 4th Australia wicketkeeper to achieve accomplish his century. Earlier, Adam Gilchrist scored as much as 16 centuries from during the span of 1998-2008. In hindsight, Tim Paine and Brad Haddin have scored a century each against England and New Zealand respectively.

Wade was the 2nd Australian to get his century at No. 7 position after James Faulkner. The all-rounder scored his century against India in 2013 off 73 deliveries at Bangalore in the final ODI of the 7-match ODI series.

Wade survived a leg-before appeal when he was on 10. Since then he lead Australia to resurgence. Wade s partner towards the end of the innings, the debutant Billy Stanlake provided perfect support as he survived a not out at one end to provide Wade his milestone.

Barring his fifties against South Africa and Sri Lanka in away ODI series late last year, Wade has provided strong signs of being a formidable force in the Australian lower order.