On October 31, 1987, Sunil Gavaskar scored his maiden and his last ODI century which came against New Zealand. Chasing 221, India needed to chase it in 42.2 overs to face England in the Semi finals of the World Cup to avoid a clash with Pakistan.

Earlier in the match, Chetan Sharma took an hattrick becoming the first Indian bowler to do so. Kris Srikkanth along with Sunil Gavaskar went to the crease all guns blazing. Srekkanth got out on 136 and Gavaskar went to score his only century which came in just 85 balls. In 1975, In India’s first ever ODI, Gavaskar batted entire 60 overs to score 36(174). But, on that day he had a task in hand. India were going a run rate of 7, which is like 10 of today. India chased down the total in 33 overs to qualify for the semis which they lost against England. 

Here is the video of Gavaskar’s only ODI century –

  • SHARE

    Archit Athani
    Writer

    Related Posts

    Hashim Amla and Quinton De Kock

    2017 Records: Top Five Highest Team Totals in ODI’s

    Cricket has gained unparalleled popularity in the 21st century, especially the shorter format of the game which has reached heights and has been able...
    Team India 2017 records highest team totals Test Cricket

    2017 Records: Top Five Highest Team Totals in Tests

    The year 2017 saw 43 Tests matches in all being played, and only six out of them finding no result. Most of the matches...
    Sportzwiki, Daily Round up, Ashes 2017-18, Perth, Steven Smith

    Here’s the Daily Sports Round Up From Around the Globe for 15th December, 2017

    Here is the daily sports round-up for December 2017. The brief news threads in the news wrap include the Ashes 2017-18 report followed by the...

    WWE News: Nia Jax Shared a Hilarious Story About Alexa Bliss

    In case you don’t know, two of the real-life best friends in the Raw locker room is Nia Jax and Alexa Bliss. They even...

    WWE News: Triple H Hinted to Lock Horns With The Rock

    Triple H was in India, recently to promote the upcoming live event in December. He was part of numerous media events for the marketing campaigns...