5 players who have scored ODI centuries against all Test playing nations
Ever since its inception, the ODI format has been the most popular one among all three formats of the game; so much so, that even the marquee event of the sport focuses on ODI cricket. Many players from all around the cricketing world have excelled in 50-over cricket, however, a few among them are in a different league altogether.These men have raised the bar so high that it has become an extremely tall order for those following to achieve. They have done this by creating records that at one point of time did not seem possible. One such record has been that of scoring ODI centuries against each of the Test playing nations.Let’s take a closer look at the 5 batsmen who have completed this incredible feat:
#5 Ricky Ponting (Australia)
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Australia’s champion batsman was a true ace when it came to piling on the records for his team. Throughout his illustrious career, the legendary batsman achieved many milestones in both Test and ODI cricket. Ponting thrived in the 50-over format and some of his records are a proof of this fact.
The amazing Aussie was the first batsman in the history of the ODI game to score a hundred against all the Test playing nations. The feat arrived for Ricky Ponting in the year 2003 in a match against then minnows Bangladesh at Darwin.
He remained the only one to do so until Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa equalled the record in 2005. India was Ricky Ponting’s most favoured opposition alongside New Zealand as he scored six hundreds each against the two teams.
In terms of statistics and records, Ponting is easily the best ODI player of all-time for his country and one of the greatest in world cricket too.