Daytime cricket is known for its fast batting and big shots. Batters hit a lot of fours and sixes in this format. Many stormy innings have been seen in the ODI format, but there are many such batsmen in this format, who are famous for their slow innings. In fact, today we will be talking about the slowest century in ODI format. Many big names are included in this list.
New Zealander Scott Styris has been a great all-rounder of his time, but did you know that this player is included in the list of players who have scored the slowest century in ODI format? In fact, Scott Styris completed a century on 152 balls against Sri Lanka in the 2007 World Cup. This is one of the slowest hundreds in ODI cricket history.
Former Pakistani player Rameez Raja completed a century in 152 balls against Sri Lanka. This match was played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the year 1990. However, in this match, the Pakistan team made a great score of 315 runs in 50 overs.
Geoff Marsh, father of Australian cricketers Mitchell Marsh and Shaun Marsh, completed a century in 156 balls against England. This match was played between Australia and England in the year 1989. At the same time, Geoff Marsh scored an innings of 111 runs off 162 balls in this match.
Former Pakistani player Rameez Raja completed a century on 157 balls in the match against the West Indies. This match was played between Pakistan and West Indies in the year 1992. Actually, this match between Pakistan and West Indies was the 1992 ODI World Cup match. In this match, Pakistan scored 220 against West Indies.
Former Australian player David Boon completed the century on 166 balls in the match against India. This match between India and Australia was played in December 1991. In this match, Australia had to score 175 runs to win. Thanks to David Boon’s century, Australia won the match with 9 balls to spare.