List of batsmen who made 100s in consecutive innings in World Cup
Updated - Mar 2, 2015 4:29 pm
List of batsmen who made 100s in consecutive innings in World Cup: Making one century in a World Cup century is a big achievement in its own sense, but making 2, that too back to back must be one the very few achievements that a batsman can achieve. But there are a few batsman who have managed to make 2 centuries in 2 matches in a single World Cup tournament.
Here is the list of batsmen who have scored 2 back to back centuries in a single World Cup tournament.
Mark Waugh (Australia) 1996
Mark Waugh became the first batsman in World Cup history to make 2 centuries on the trot. He did it against Kenya (130) in Vishakapatnam and India (126) in Mumbai. Australia won both the matches and went on to face Sri Lanka in the finals of the tournament. Mark Waugh actually scored a third century against New Zealand (110) in M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai (then Madras). He was also the first batsman ever to hit 3 centuries in one World Cup tournament in Wills World Cup 1996.
Australia reached the finals of the 1996 tournament, only to lose to Sri Lanka in the finals in Lahore.