Top 10: Most Centuries in Single ODI Match by Both Teams

A batter scoring a century is a treat to watch, especially in the 50-over tournament where they have to balance between anchoring and accelerating their innings. But have you ever seen more than 2 batters score a century in a single ODI match?

Well, it has happened on many occasions that 2 or more players from both teams combined have scored hundreds in one match.

In this article, let’s take a look at the most centuries in a single ODI match by both teams.  

Most Centuries in Single ODI Match

MatchTotal 100sBatting 1stBatting 2ndVenueDate
Pakistan vs Australia4PAK (Ijaz Ahmed – 111, Mohammad Yousuf – 100)AUS (Adam Gilchrist – 103, Ricky Ponting – 124)Lahore10 Nov 1998
India vs Australia4AUS (Shane Watson – 102, George Bailey – 156)IND (Shikhar Dhawan – 100, Virat Kohli – 115)Nagpur30 Oct 2013
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka4SL (Kusal Mendis – 122, Sadeera Samarawickrama – 108)PAK (Abdullah Shafique – 113, Mohammad Rizwan – 131*)Hyderabad10 Oct 2023
England vs Australia3AUS (Graeme Wood – 114*)ENG (Graham Gooch – 117*, David Gower – 102)Lord’s3 Jun 1985
India vs Australia3AUS (Geoff Marsh – 104, David Boon – 111)IND ( Kris Srikkanth – 102)Jaipur7 Sep 1986
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka3PAK (Saeed Anwar – 115, Shahid Afridi – 102)SL (Aravinda de Silva – 122)Nairobi (Gym)4 Oct 1996
Australia vs West Indies3AUS (Mark Waugh – 102)WI (Brian Lara – 102, Carl Hooper – 110*)Brisbane5 Jan 1997
Sri Lanka vs India3SL (Marvan Atapattu – 118)IND (Mohammad Azharuddin – 111*, Ajay Jadeja – 119)Colombo (RPS)17 Aug 1997
India vs Pakistan3PAK (Saeed Anwar – 140, Ijaz Ahmed – 117)IND (Sourav Ganguly – 124)Dhaka18 Jan 1998
India vs Zimbabwe3IND (Mohammad Azharuddin – 153*, Ajay Jadeja – 116*)ZIM (Grant Flower – 102)Cuttack9 Apr 1998

Key Stats

4: The match between Pakistan and Australia in 1998 created a record where 4 batters combined from both teams scored a century in an ODI match for the first time. The match saw Ijaz Ahmed and Mohammad Yousuf score a century each from Pakistan, which helped them post 315 on the board. While chasing the target of 316, Australia’s Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting came all guns blazing and helped Australia win the match by 6 wickets.

15: Teams like India, Australia, Sri Lanka, and England have been involved in more than 15 instances where 3 or more centuries were scored in a match.

50: The format has seen over 50 matches that have registered 3 or more centuries in a single ODI match by both teams.

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