List of batsmen quickest to score 20 One Day International Hundreds

Mohit Camma / 03 March 2015

Hashim Amla in his World Cup match against Ireland, played a brilliant knock and also scored his 20th ODI century in his 107th inning, which has also made him the fastest player to reach this mark. Amla broke the record of one of the most promising batsmen in Indian cricket right now.

Look at the stat below to know further –

Player

Team

Innings to reach 20th ODI Hundred

Hashim Amla

South Africa

108

Virat Kohli

India

133

Sachin Tendulkar

India

197

Sourav Ganguly

India

214

Herschelle Gibbs

South Africa

217

Chris Gayle

West Indies

226

Saeed Anwar

Pakistan

243

Ricky Ponting

Australia

244

Sanath Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka

350

Stat updated till 3rd March, 2015

Hashim Amla took 108 innings to reach his 20th ODI 100, which made him the quickest player to reach this feat as he bettered the record of one of the most promising Indian batsman Virat Kohli. It took Kohli 133 innings to reach the same mark, which Amla reached in 108. Other players in this list include the likes of Sachin Tendulkar who took 197 innings, Sourav Ganguly (214) and other.

In this list there are just three players who are currently playing ODI cricket and they are Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle. Among the 3, Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle and tied at the top with 22 centuries each.

The irony in the performance of Gayle and Kohli is that, Gayle began his ODI career way back in the year 1999 and Kohli entered ODI cricket only in the year 2008 yet both the players are tied with 22 centuries each. Though Gayle has scored 3000 odd runs more than Kohli but it won’t be long before Kohli overtakes Gayle in terms of runs too. While there are many other players who are close to reaching the 20 century mark in ODIs, there is nobody at present who would be threat for the likes of Kohli or Amla. 

 

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