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Dhoni-Rizwan, Salman Butt-Border-Mohinder Amarnath, be it Test or ODI; Same runs scored in first century


New Delhi. Life is full of amazing coincidences. Many times such coincidences are seen in cricket or any other sport. There have been some matches in cricket in which there have been many similarities in the score, margin of victory, half-centuries scored and winning shots of a team. The match between India and Pakistan (India Vs Pakistan) in Australasia Cup in 1986 and Asia Cup in 2014 is a great example. Apart from the score and the margin of defeat of the Indian team, there were many similarities in both these matches. Both these matches were decided in Pakistan’s favor in the last over and the winning stroke came in the form of a six.

Apart from cricket matches, strange similarities have also been seen in the first Test century and first ODI century of some legendary batsmen. There are a good number of such batsmen in world cricket who scored the same number of runs in their first ODI century as they scored during their first Test century. Prominent among these batsmen are India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Mohinder Amarnath, Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan, Salman Butt and Salim Malik, Australia’s Allan Border and Zimbabwe’s Andy Flower.

Many things are similar in Dhoni’s first Test and first ODI century.
In this, along with the score, there are many other similarities in MS Dhoni’s century. ‘Mahi’ scored his first Test and ODI century in his 5th match against the same team. The interesting thing is that during the first Test and ODI century of both the formats, his score (148 runs) and sixes (four) were also the same. Dhoni scored his first ODI century on 5 April 2005 against Pakistan in Visakhapatnam. His first Test century also came against Pakistan in the 5th match. He played the fifth Test of his career against Pakistan in Faisalabad in January 2006 and scored 148 runs, equal to his first ODI century.

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Mohinder Amarnath: There was a gap of about 11 years between the first Test and first ODI century of Mohinder Amarnath, a member of the Indian cricket team, which became world champion in the year 1983. Mohinder, popularly known as ‘Jimmy’, scored his first Test century against Australia in December 1977, while his first ODI century came against West Indies in January 1988. Both times the score remained the same (100 runs). The only difference was that Mohinder was out immediately after scoring 100 runs during the first Test century, whereas he remained unbeaten during the first ODI century.

Salim Malik: Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik also scored the same score (100 runs) during the first Test and first ODI century. Another similarity was that both the times the opposing team was Sri Lanka. Malik scored a century in his debut Test against Sri Lanka in March 1982 and five years later, in 1987, he scored his first ODI century against the same team. Both times the score was 100 runs. The difference was that he remained unbeaten during his Test century.

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Alan Border: Australia’s left-handed batsman Allan Border scored his first Test century against Pakistan in March 1979 and his first ODI century against India in December 1980. Both times his score was 105 runs. Border remained unbeaten during his ODI century against India.

Neil McKenzie: South Africa’s middle order batsman McKenzie scored five centuries in Tests and two centuries in ODIs. The first Test century was scored against New Zealand in November 2000 and the first ODI century was scored against Sri Lanka in December 2000. Both times the score was 120 runs. The only difference was that he remained unbeaten during the ODI century.

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Andy Flower: Andy Flower is counted among the best batsmen of Zimbabwe. Andy, who also captained Zimbabwe, scored 12 centuries in Tests and four centuries in ODIs. This left-handed wicketkeeper batsman, who scored an unbeaten century in his debut ODI against Sri Lanka in February 1992, scored his first Test century against India in March 1993. Scored 115 runs both times.

Same score in first century of Test and ODI, MS Dhoni, Mohammad Rizwan, Salman Butt, Andy Flower, Mushfiqur Rahim,Saleem Malik, Allan Border, Mohinder Amarnath, Same score in first century of Test and ODI, MS Dhoni, Mo Rizwan, Salman Butt, Salim Malik, Andy Flower, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohinder Amarnath, Neil McKenzie

Salman Butt: Former captain of Pakistan Salman Butt (Salman Butt) was banned for 5 years due to his involvement in spot fixing. Left-handed batsman Salman scored his first century against India in November 2004 and his first Test century against Australia in January 2005. Both times the score was 108 runs, although during the century against India, he returned to the pavilion unbeaten after leading the team to victory.

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Mushfiqur Rahim: Bangladesh wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim is 36 years old but is still active in international cricket. Scored his first Test century against India in January 2010 and then scored his first ODI century against Zimbabwe in August 2011. Both were caught out after scoring 101 runs during their first century in the format.

Mohammed Rizwan : Pakistan’s wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan has also scored the same score during his first Test and first ODI century. Rizwan scored his first ODI century against Australia in March 2019 and his first Test century against South Africa in February 2021. The score remained the same both times (115 runs). He returned to the pavilion unbeaten during the test innings against South Africa.

Apart from these batsmen, England’s Nick Knight (113 runs) and Ben Duckett (107 runs), West Indies’ Larry Gomes (101 runs) and Bangladesh’s Nasir Hosein (100 runs) have also scored the same century during the first Test and ODI. .

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