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Five ODI centuries in the same day – Luke Ronchi, Grant Elliott, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Ian Bell and Steven Smith

It is only the second time in the history of ODIs since 1971 that five centuries have been scored in the single day in ODIs. It is the highest in the case. The previous and the only occasion of five ODI centuries in a single day were on September 3, 2013 when William Porterfield, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh scored centuries.

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 Luke Ronchi celebrates his century as Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera looks on

There were five centuries scored in different matches on January 23, 2015 in ODIs. At Dunedin, first Luke Ronchi smashed an unbeaten 170 and Grant Elliott scored unbeaten 104 for the Kiwis. In reply, Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 106 runs to end up losing the match by 108 runs as the target set was 361. In the same continent, in Australia at Hobart another ODI was played – between Australia and England.

Ian Bell scored 141 runs for England batting first and set Australia a target of 304 to win. For Australia Steve Smith scored an unbeaten 102 and won the match for Australia by three wickets. That is, five centuries were scored within 12 hours in the same day.

So, is five centuries the most number of centuries in ODIs in a single day? Or there have been more?

It is only the second time in the history of ODIs since 1971 that five centuries have been scored in the single day in ODIs. It is the highest in the case. The previous and the only occasion of five ODI centuries in a single day were on September 3, 2013 when William Porterfield, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh scored centuries.

Five ODI centuries in a single day

Date

Batsman 1

Batsman 2

Batsman 3

Batsman 4

Batsman 5

September 3, 2013

WTS Porterfield (Ire) 112

EJG Morgan (Eng) 124*

RS Bopara (Eng) 101*

AJ Finch (Aus) 148

SE Marsh (Aus) 151

January 23, 2015

L Ronchi (NZ) 170*

GD Elliott (NZ) 104*

TM Dilshan (SL) 116

IR Bell (Eng) 141

SPD Smith (Aus) 102*

There have been four occasions of four ODI centuries in a single day. Two of those happened in the same match where two centuries were scored from each side. The latest day on which four ODI centuries were recorded in a single day was just five days back, on January 18, 2015 when Hashim Amla, Rilee Rossouw and AB de Villiers scored centuries in the match and Rohit Sharma scored century earlier in the day.

Four ODI centuries in a single day

Date

Batsman 1

Batsman 2

Batsman 3

Batsman 4

November 10, 1998

Ijaz Ahmed (Pak) 111

Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 100

AC Gilchrist (Aus) 103

RT Ponting (Aus) 124*

February 4,  2007

RT Ponting (Aus) 104

RN ten Doeschate (Net) 109*

EJG Morgan (Ire) 115

A Bagai (Can) 122

October 30, 2013

SR Watson (Aus) 102

GJ Bailey (Aus) 156

S Dhawan (Ind) 100

V Kohli (Ind) 115*

August 27, 2014

AJ Finch (Aus) 102

F du Plessis (SA) 106

AB de Villiers (SA) 136*

SK Raina (Ind) 100

January 18, 2015

HM Amla (SA) 153*

RR Rossouw (SA) 128

AB de Villiers (SA) 149*

RG Sharma (Ind) 138

There has been numerous numbers of days which saw three ODI centuries, many of them having happening in the same ODI.

Three ODI centuries in a single day

Date

Batsman 1

Batsman 2

Batsman 3

June 3, 1985

GM Wood (Aus) 114*

GA Gooch (Eng) 117*

DI Gower (Eng)  102

September 7, 1986

GR Marsh (Aus) 104

DC Boon (Aus) 111

K Srikkanth (Ind) 102

March 11, 1996

BC Lara (WI) 111

CZ Harris (NZ) 130

ME Waugh (Aus) 110

October 4, 1996

Saeed Anwar (Pak) 115

Shahid Afridi (Pak) 102

PA de Silva (SL) 122

January 5,1997

ME Waugh (Aus) 102

BC Lara (WI) 102

CL Hooper (WI) 110*

August 17, 1997

MS Atapattu (SL) 118

M Azharuddin (Ind) 111*

A Jadeja (Ind) 119

January 18, 1998

Saeed Anwar (Pak) 140

Ijaz Ahmed (Pak) 117

SC Ganguly (Ind) 124

January 26, 1998

AC Gilchrist (Aus) 100

GW Flower (Zim) 112

ST Jayasuriya (SL) 102

April 9, 1998

M Azharuddin (Ind) 153*

A Jadeja (Ind) 116*

GW Flower (Zim) 102

July 7, 1998

SC Ganguly (Ind) 109

SR Tendulkar (Ind) 128

PA de Silva (SL) 105

March 27, 1999

JH Kallis (SA) 100

DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 101

GW Flower (Zim) 140

October 5, 2001

SC Ganguly (Ind) 127

SR Tendulkar (Ind) 101

G Kirsten (SA) 133*

February 10, 2003

CB Wishart (Zim) 172*

ST Jayasuriya (SL) 120

SB Styris (NZ) 141

February 23, 2003

JM Davison (Can) 111

SR Tendulkar (Ind) 152

SC Ganguly (Ind) 112*

March 3, 2003

JF Kloppenburg (Net) 121

KJJ van Noortwijk (Net) 134*

MS Atapattu (SL) 124

June 28, 2003

JH Kallis (SA) 107

ME TreScohick (Eng) 114*

VS Solanki (Eng) 106

January 24, 2004

VVS Laxman (Ind) 131

SV Carlisle (Zim) 109

SM Ervine (Zim) 100

July 6, 2004

AJ Strauss (Eng) 100

A Flintoff (Eng) 123

CH Gayle (WI) 132*

July 1, 2006

ME TreScohick (Eng) 121

WU Tharanga (SL) 109

ST Jayasuriya (SL) 152

January 28, 2007

ML Hayden (Aus) 117

RT Ponting (Aus) 111

JDP Oram (NZ) 101*

January 31, 2007

SR Tendulkar (Ind) 100*

WTS Porterfield (Ire) 112*

A Bagai (Can) 137*

February 2, 2007

EC Joyce (Eng) 107

WTS Porterfield (Ire) 104*

KJ O'Brien (Ire) 142

October 18, 2007

HH Gibbs (SA) 102

AB de Villiers (SA) 103*

TM Odoyo (Ken) 111*

June 25, 2008

KC Sangakkara (SL) 101

MS Dhoni (Ind) 109*

SK Raina (Ind) 101

July 1, 2008

JAH Marshall (NZ) 161

BB McCullum (NZ) 166

AM Samad (Can) 130

April 1, 2009

NFI McCallum (Sco) 121*

WTS Porterfield (Ire) 101

RN ten Doeschate (Net) 106*

July 7, 2009

GM Hamilton (Sco) 119

DF Watts (Sco) 101

S Jyoti (Can) 117

November 5, 2009

BRM Taylor (Zim) 118*

SE Marsh (Aus) 112

SR Tendulkar (Ind) 175

February 16, 2010

RN ten Doeschate (Net) 109*

Noor Ali Zadran (Afg) 114

Mohammad Shahzad (Afg) 118

August 16, 2010

Karim Sadiq (Afg) 114*

Mohammad Shahzad (Afg) 100*

GC Wilson (Ire) 113

October 15, 2010

HM Amla (SA) 110

CA Ingram (SA) 124

BRM Taylor (Zim) 145*

March 18, 2011

RN ten Doeschate (Net) 106

PR Stirling (Ire) 101

KC Sangakkara (SL) 111

January 22, 2012

GC Smith (SA) 125

AB de Villiers (SA) 125*

KC Sangakkara (SL) 102

February 28, 2012

TM Dilshan (SL) 160*

KC Sangakkara (SL) 105

V Kohli (Ind) 133*

March 6, 2012

DA Warner (Aus) 163

MJ Clarke (Aus) 100

TM Dilshan (SL) 117

March 18, 2012

Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) 105

Nasir Jamshed (Pak) 112

V Kohli (Ind) 183

January 23, 2014

CS MacLeod (Sco) 175

W Barresi (Net) 137*

IA Karim (Ken) 108

There was an interesting sequence in early 2007. There were three centuries on January 28th, two on January 30th, three on January 31st, three on February 2nd and four on February 4th. 15 centuries in 8 days!!

There were three 100s on March 3, 2003 (3 100s on 3-3-03)!

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