The knockout between India and Australia put the Australian attack under the cosh as India’s batting machine roared to put a grand total of 352. The polished century of Shikhar Dhawan in the match helped India to win against the opponent by 36 runs. In the tournament Kohli is the other Indian batsman who has hit the century in the 12th edition of ICC cricket world cup so far.
Here are some interesting Facts about World Cup Centuries
1. Total Centuries..
12 Editions of the cricket world cup have so far seen 168 centuries in total from 15 different teams. India leads the list of most number of centuries in the world cup with 27 centuries.
2. India’s highest individual in the world cup..
The other Indian batsmen on the list to hit centuries in the world cup are Sunil Gavaskar, Vinod Kambli, Ajay Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj Singh.
3. The maximum number of centuries so far...
Talking about the highest number of individual centuries the list also has an Indian batman. So far the cricket God has hit the maximum number of centuries. Shikhar Dhawan recently joined the list and has so far scored 3 world cup centuries.
4. Centuries in the world cup final so far:
While the finale of the tournament is the best chance to hit the centuries. So far 6 batsmen have been able to score the 100 in the finale and out of the 6 centuries 5 centuries have been able to take their team to lift the world cup trophy. In 2011, Ricky Ponting scored a century in the world cup but Australia could not win the match.
The five matches of world cup did not see even a single century until two centuries were witnessed by fans in England v/s Pakistan match. India has also scored 2 centuries so far. Who do you think will score the maximum number of centuries in this tournament?
Author- Neha Wadhwa
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