7 Batsmen who scored a century in the 100th Test
Updated - Dec 22, 2015 8:06 am
A century in a Test match is what any batsman would want to score, every time he steps out to bat. Every century scored during a player’s career is considered to be a landmark. The 100th Test is a very special occasion in every cricketer’s career and a feat everyone who plays Test cricket wants to touch. However, a century scored in the 100th Test match is clearly a unique achievement for any batsman.
Here we have the 7 Batsmen who scored a century in the 100th Test:
1. Michael Colin Cowdrey, England:
The earliest known instance of batsman to do so is Michael Colin Cowdrey of England. He performed this feat in the third Test of the Ashes series 1968, which was played between 11th and 16th July 1968 at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Cowdrey, leading England and playing in his 100th Test match, won the toss and opted to bat.
Opening the innings, John Edrich and Geoffrey Boycott put on an 80-run partnership for the first wicket, when Boycott was out ‘leg before’ to the Aussie leg-spinner, John Gleeson, after occupying the crease for 155 minutes, facing 148 deliveries and scoring 36 runs with the help of 3 fours.
Cowdrey walked in to join Edrich in the middle and the partnership between the two realised 108 runs for the second wicket. Edrich departed after a well made 88 runs, studded with 10 fours.
The fourth-wicket partnership between Cowdrey and Tom Graveney (96) produced 93 runs. Cowdrey departed at the team score of 282/4 but by then he had already notched up 104 runs with the help of 15 fours, facing 247 deliveries. He was at the crease for a period of a little over four hours (244 minutes).