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Stats: Fastest Century on Debut in ODI – CricIndeed

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Stats: Fastest Century on Debut in ODI – CricIndeed


When a new player makes their debut, there’s a lot of expectation to start their career on a high note. Some players succumb to the pressure, while a few manage to come out with flying colours by showcasing their talent.

Over the years, many batters have stepped into ODI cricket, but a few have managed to announce themselves in style. There have been instances when debutants have notched up centuries in their first appearance itself, that too by taking fewer balls. 

Now, centuries are a significant milestone in a player’s career, and scoring them in fewer balls is like making a bold statement. In this article, we’ll look at the batters who have scored the fastest century on debut in ODI cricket.

Fastest Century on Debut in ODI

PlayerBalls to 100Final ScoreAgainstVenueDate
Reeza Hendricks (SA)88102 (89)Sri LankaPallekele05 Aug 2018
Mark Chapman (HKG)103124* (116)U.A.E.ICCA Dubai16 Nov 2015
Michael Lumb (ENG)109106 (117)West IndiesNorth Sound28 Feb 2014
Colin Ingram (SA)110124 (126)ZimbabweBloemfontein15 Oct 2010
Temba Bavuma (SA)110113 (123)IrelandBenoni25 Sep 2016
Abid Ali (PAK)111112 (119)AustraliaDubai (DSC)29 Mar 2019
KL Rahul (IND)115100* (115)ZimbabweHarare11 Jun 2016
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (AFG)115127 (127)IrelandAbu Dhabi21 Jan 2021
Rob Nicol (NZ)120108* (131)ZimbabweHarare20 Oct 2011
Martin Guptill (NZ)123122* (135)West IndiesAuckland10 Jan 2009
Phillip Hughes (AUS)123112 (129)Sri LankaMelbourne11 Jan 2013
Imam-ul-Haq (PAK)124100 (125)Sri LankaAbu Dhabi18 Oct 2017

(Note: Only those instances have been mentioned where ball-by-ball data is available.)

Key Insights

1: Dennis Amiss became the first batter to score an ODI century on debut in 1972. He amassed 103 runs off 134 deliveries against Australia. With that, Amiss became the first batter to notch up the first-ever century in ODI cricket history.

88: Reeza Hendricks holds the record for scoring the fastest century on debut in ODI cricket. The South African batter took 88 balls to bring up his hundred in style on his ODI debut.

114.6: Hendricks’ strike rate is also the highest among the batters who scored a hundred on debut. 

148: Desmond Haynes has accumulated the highest individual score on ODI debut. The prolific Windies opener scored 148 runs in 136 balls against Australia in 1978.

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1: Andy Flower was the first player to hammer a century on debut for an associate team. Flower represented Zimbabwe, which had yet to become a full-member team in the ICC. He scored an unbeaten 115 against Sri Lanka in February 1992. 

The only other player is Mark Chapman, who notched up his hundred off 103 balls for Hong Kong — the fastest century on debut for an associate team. However, Chapman now represents New Zealand in international cricket.



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