List of international cricket centuries by Mohammad Azharuddin

Mohammad Azharuddin is an international cricketer who represents and captains the Indian cricket team . Considered to be one of the greatest batsman to emerge from Indian cricket , [1]He Was Well Known for his “wristy strokeplay.” [2] A right-handed middle-order batsman, Azharuddin scored 29 international centuries before the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) accused him of match-fixing in 2000, which marked the end of his cricket career. [3] In a career that spanned 15 years, He played 99 Tests and 334 One Day Internationals (ODI) accumulating 6,215 and 9,378 runs respectively. [4] Azharuddin Was the first cricketer to score 9000 runs in ODI cricket and Remained the leading run-scorer up to October 2000. [Note 1]He Was named the ” Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year” before being white included by Wisden as one of Their five Cricketers of the Year in 1991. [7] [8]

Azharuddin made his Test and ODI debuts during England’s 1984-85 tour of India . In Tests, he made centuries against all nations except West Indies and Zimbabwe . [Note 2] In his first Test appearance Azharuddin made 110, thus becoming the eighth Indian player to score a century on debut . [10] With scores of 105 and 122 in the subsequent matches of the series, he became the first player to score a century in each of his first three Tests. [1] [4] Azharuddin equated the record of Kapil Dev for the fastest century by an Indian in Test cricket, He scored a century from 74 balls against South Africa in 1996. [11] His highest score of 199 came against Sri Lanka at Kanpur in 1986. Azharuddin’s 22 Test centuries were made at fifteen cricket grounds. [12] He Scored a Century In His last Test innings-against South Africa in March-2000 [13] As of July 2017, he is joined twenty-fifth Among all-time century makers in Test cricket, [Note 3] and Fifth in the equivalent list for India. [15] S 22 Test Centuries were made at fifteen cricket grounds, nine of which were outside India. [12] He Scored a Century In His last Test innings-against South Africa in March-2000 [13] As of July 2017, he is joined twenty-fifth Among all-time century makers in Test cricket, [Note 3] and Fifth in the equivalent list for India. [15] S 22 Test Centuries were made at fifteen cricket grounds, nine of which were outside India. [12] He Scored a Century In His last Test innings-against South Africa in March-2000 [13] As of July 2017, he is joined twenty-fifth Among all-time century makers in Test cricket, [Note 3] and Fifth in the equivalent list for India. [15]

Azharuddin’s first ODI century came two years after his debut when he made 108 against Sri Lanka. [16] In 1987 he Scored 62-ball century contre New Zealand at the Moti Bagh Stadium , Vadodara ; [Note 4] the performance ensured India’s victory and he was made the man of the match . [18] His Highest score of 153 not out Was Achieved in the hand de son later career, contre Zimbabwe During qui He Was Involved in a record partnership of 275 with Ajay Jadeja . [Note 5] Azharuddin made scores between 90 and 99 seven times during his ODI career. [20]

Key

Azharuddin scored his maiden Test century at Eden Gardens and went on to score four more centuries at this venue.
List of symbols, abbreviations along with their meanings
notation Meaning
* Remained not out
Captained the Indian cricket team
Man of the match
Balls Balls faced
Pos. Position in the batting order
Inn. The innings of the match
Test The number of the test
S / R Strike rate during the innings
H / A / N Venue was at home (India), away or neutral
Dated Date the match was held, or the starting date of match for Match matches
Lost The match was lost by India.
Won The match was won by India.
Drawn The match was drawn .

Test centuries

List of Test cricket centuries by Azharuddin
No. Score Against Pos. Inn. Test arrival H / A / N Dated result
1 110  England 5 1 3/5 Eden Gardens , Calcutta [Note 6] Home 31 December 1984 Drawn [22]
2 105  England 5 3 4/5 MA Chidambaram , Madras [Note 7] Home 13 January 1985 Lost [24]
3 122  England 3 1 5/5 Green Park , Kanpur Home 31 January 1985 Drawn [25]
4 199  Sri Lanka 5 2 1/3 Green Park , Kanpur Home 17 December 1986 Drawn [26]
5 141  Pakistan 5 1 2/5 Eden Gardens , Calcutta [Note 6] Home 11 February 1987 Drawn [27]
6 110  Pakistan 5 1 3/5 Sawai Mansingh , Jaipur Home 21 February 1987 Drawn [28]
7 109  Pakistan 4 3 2/4 Iqbal Stadium , Faisalabad Away 23 November 1989 Drawn [29]
8 192  New Zealand 5 2 3/3 Eden Park , Auckland Away 22 February 1990 Drawn [30]
9 121  England 5 2 1/3 Lord’s Cricket Ground , London Away 26 July 1990 Lost [31]
10 179  England 5 2 2/3 Old Trafford Cricket Ground , Manchester Away 9 August 1990 Drawn [32]
11 106  australia 6 4 4/5 Adelaide Oval , Adelaide Away 25 January 1992 Lost [33]
12 182  England 5 1 1/3 Eden Gardens , Calcutta [Note 6] Home 29 January 1993 Won [34]
13 108  Sri Lanka 5 1 2/3 Mr. Chinnaswamy Stadium , Bangalore Home 26 January 1994 Won [35]
14 152  Sri Lanka 5 2 3/3 Sardar Patel Stadium , Ahmedabad Home 8 February 1994 Won [36]
15 109  South Africa 5 2 2/3 Eden Gardens , Calcutta [Note 6] Home 27 November 1996 Lost [37]
16 163 *  South Africa 6 3 3/3 Green Park Stadium , Kanpur Home 8 December 1996 Won [38]
17 115  South Africa 7 2 2/3 Newlands Cricket Ground , Cape Town Away 2 January 1997 Lost [39]
18 126  Sri Lanka 5 1 1/2 R. Premadasa Stadium , Colombo Away 2 August 1997 Drawn [40]
19 108 *  Sri Lanka 5 4 2/2 Sinhalese Sports Club , Colombo Away 9 August 1997 Drawn [41]
20 163 *  australia 5 2 2/3 Eden Gardens , Calcutta [Note 6] Home 18 March 1998 Won [42]
21 103 *  New Zealand 6 1 2/2 Basin Reserve , Wellington Away 26 December 1998 Lost [43]
22 102  South Africa 5 3 2/2 Mr. Chinnaswamy Stadium , Bangalore Home 2 March 2000 Lost [44]

ODI centuries

List of One Day International centuries by Azharuddin
No. Score Balls Against Pos. Inn. S / R arrival H / A / N Dated result
1 108 * 94  Sri Lanka 3 1 114.89 Wankhede Stadium , Bombay [Note 8] Home 17 January 1987 Won [46]
2 108 * 65  New Zealand 6 2 166.15 Moti Bagh Stadium , Vadodara Home 17 December 1988 Won [18]
3 108 116  Sri Lanka 4 1 93.10 Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium , Sharjah Neutral 25 April 1990 Lost [47]
4 111 * 117  Sri Lanka 5 2 94.87 R. Premadasa Stadium , Colombo Away 17 August 1997 Lost [48]
5 100 111  Pakistan 3 1 90.09 National stadium , Dhaka Neutral 11 January 1998 Won [49]
6 153 * 150  Zimbabwe 4 1 102.00 Barabati Stadium , Cuttack Home 9 April 1998 Won [50]
7 101 111  Pakistan 4 1 90.99 Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club , Toronto Neutral 20 September 1998 Lost [51]

See also

  • List of cricketers banned for match fixing

Notes

  1. Jump up^ Azharuddin surpassedDesmond Haynes’ aggregate of 8,648 runs in November 1998, and held the record for two years whenSachin Tendulkarovertook the total. [5] [6]
  2. Jump up^ Bangladeshattained the status of a Testing nation on 26 June 2000, three months after Azharuddin made his final Test appearance. [9]
  3. Jump up^ Azharuddin shares the position withKevin Pietersen,Geoffrey Boycott,Colin CowdreyandWally Hammond. [14]
  4. Jump up^ The century was the fastest at that time in terms of balls faced. As of July 2017, it is the eleventh fastest in the format. [17]
  5. Jump up^ The partnership was the highest for any wicket in ODIs at the time. As of July 2017, it remains the highest for a fourth wicket peak and fifth highest for any wicket. [19]
  6. ^ Jump up to:e Calcutta was renamed as Kolkata in 2001. [21]
  7. Jump up^ Madras was renamed as Chennai in 1996. [23]
  8. Jump up^ Bombay was renamed as Mumbai in 1995. [45]

References

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  4. ^ Jump up to:a b Premachandran, Dileep. “India / Players / Mohammad Azharuddin / Profile” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 3 December2012 .
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  25. Jump up^ “5th Test: India v England at Kanpur, Jan 31 – Feb 5, 1985 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November2012 .
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  28. Jump up^ “3rd Test: India v Pakistan at Jaipur, Feb 21-26, 1987 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November 2012 .
  29. Jump up^ “2nd Test: Pakistan v India at Faisalabad, Nov 23-28, 1989 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November2012 .
  30. Jump up^ “3rd Test: New Zealand v India at Auckland, Feb 22-26, 1990 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November2012 .
  31. Jump up^ “1st Test: England v India at Lord’s, Jul 26-31, 1990 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November 2012 .
  32. Jump up^ “2nd Test: England v India at Manchester, Aug 9-14, 1990 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November2012 .
  33. Jump up^ “4th Test: Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 25-29, 1992 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November 2012 .
  34. Jump up^ “1st Test: India v England at Kolkata, Jan 29 – Feb 2, 1993 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November2012 .
  35. Jump up^ “2nd Test: India v Sri Lanka at Bangalore, Jan 26-30, 1994 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November2012 .
  36. Jump up^ “3rd Test: India v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad, Feb 8-12, 1994 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November2012 .
  37. Jump up^ “2nd Test: India v South Africa at Kolkata, Nov 27 – Dec 1, 1996 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November2012 .
  38. Jump up^ “3rd Test: India v South Africa at Kanpur, Dec 8-12, 1996 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November2012 .
  39. Jump up^ “2nd Test: South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 1997 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November2012 .
  40. Jump up^ “1st Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Aug 2-6, 1997 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November2012 .
  41. Jump up^ “2nd Test: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), Aug 9-13, 1997 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November2012 .
  42. Jump up^ “2nd Test: India v Australia at Kolkata, Mar 18-21, 1998 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November 2012 .
  43. Jump up^ “2nd Test: New Zealand v India at Wellington, Dec 26-30, 1998 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November2012 .
  44. Jump up^ “2nd Test: India v South Africa at Bangalore, Mar 2-6, 2000 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November2012 .
  45. Jump up^ Beam, Christopher (July 12, 2006). “Mumbai: What About Bombay” – How the city got renamed . Slate (magazine) . Retrieved 4 April 2013 .
  46. Jump up^ “5th ODI: India v Sri Lanka at Mumbai, Jan 17, 1987 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November 2012 .
  47. Jump up^ “1st Match: India v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Apr 25, 1990 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November 2012 .
  48. Jump up^ “1st ODI: Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), Aug 17, 1997 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November2012 .
  49. Jump up^ “2nd Match: India v Pakistan at Dhaka, Jan 11, 1998 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November 2012 .
  50. Jump up^ “5th Match: India v Zimbabwe at Cutack, Apr 9, 1998 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November 2012 .
  51. Jump up^ “5th ODI: India v Pakistan at Toronto, Sep 20, 1998 | Cricket Scorecard” . ESPNcricinfo . Retrieved 26 November 2012 .

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