List of international cricket centuries by Viv Richards

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Viv Richards has scored 24 centuries in Test matches and 11 centuries in One Day Internationals.

Sir Viv Richards is a former international cricketer and captain of the West Indies cricket team. He has scored centuries (100 runs or more) in both Test and One Day International (ODI) matches. In 2000, he was knighted for his services to cricket, and during the same year named as one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Century.[1] He is generally considered one of the greatest batsmen of all time, and in 2002 he was honoured by Wisden, who named him as the greatest ODI batsman of all time,[2][3] and the third greatest Test batsman.[4] Four years later, he was given the Most Exalted Order of National Hero award in his native Antigua.[5]

Richards made his Test debut against India in November 1974,[6] and scored his maiden Test century during the second Test of the same tour, scoring an unbeaten 192 in the first-innings of the match. In 1976, he scored seven Test centuries in a calendar year, passing Garfield Sobers' record of six which had been set in 1958.[note 1][7] He scored his maiden double century in the first Test of that year's tour of England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham making 232. After scoring a century in the third Test, he once again scored a double century in the fifth Test, accumulating his highest score, 291, at The Oval, London. These centuries, and a total of 1,710 Test runs in the year, helped him to be named as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1977.[8] In 1986, facing England at the Antigua Recreation Ground, Richards scored the fastest century in Test cricket, reaching his twentieth Test hundred in 56 balls.[note 2][9] Richards has the third-highest number of centuries for the West Indies, behind Brian Lara's 34 and Sobers' 26.[10]

In One Day International cricket, Richards made his debut during the 1975 Cricket World Cup in England.[11] He scored his first century the following year in the same country, during the first ODI match of the tour, remaining 119 not out. He holds the two highest scores by a West Indian batsman in ODI cricket, 181 against Sri Lanka in 1987 and 189 not out against England in 1984.[12] His score of 189 not out was also the highest score by any ODI batsman for just under 13 years, until it was surpassed by Saeed Anwar's 194.[note 3][14] This innings was also named by Wisden as the best ODI innings of all-time in a 2002 list.[15] In total, seven of Richards' eleven centuries were in the top 100, and his 1979 unbeaten 138 against England at Lord's ranked second.[15]

Key

  • * denotes that he remained not out.
  • double-dagger denotes that he was the captain of the West Indian team in that match.
  • Pos. denotes his position in the batting order.
  • Test denotes the number of the Test match played in that series.
  • Inn. denotes the number of the innings in the match.
  • H/A/N denotes whether the venue is home (West Indies), away (opposition's home) or neutral.
  • Lost denotes that the match was lost by West Indies.
  • Won denotes that the match was won by West Indies.
  • BF denotes the number of balls faced by Richards in his innings.
  • S/R denotes strike rate.

Test cricket centuries

No. Score Against Pos. Inn. Test Venue H/A Date Result
1 192*  India 5 2 2/5 Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi Away 11 December 1974 Won[16]
2 101  Australia 2 4 5/6 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Away 23 January 1976 Lost[17]
3 142  India 3 2 1/4 Kensington Oval, Bridgetown Home 10 March 1976 Won[18]
4 130  India 3 1 2/4 Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain Home 24 March 1976 Draw[19]
5 177  India 3 1 3/4 Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain Home 7 April 1976 Lost[20]
6 232  England 3 1 1/5 Trent Bridge, Nottingham Away 3 June 1976 Draw[21]
7 135  England 3 3 3/5 Old Trafford, Manchester Away 8 July 1976 Won[22]
8 291  England 3 1 5/5 The Oval, London Away 12 August 1976 Won[23]
9 140  Australia 3 2 1/2 Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane Away 1 December 1979 Draw[24]
10 145  England 3 2 2/5 Lord's, London Away 19 June 1980 Draw[25]
11 120*  Pakistan 3 1 4/4 Ibn-e-Qasim Bagh Stadium, Multan Away 30 December 1980 Draw[26]
12 182*  England 4 3 3/5 Kensington Oval, Bridgetown Home 13 March 1981 Won[27]
13 114  England 3 2 4/5 Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's Home 27 March 1981 Draw[28]
14 109  India 3 1 3/5 Bourda, Georgetown Home 31 March 1983 Draw[29]
15 120  India 4 2 4/6 Wankhede Stadium, Bombay Away 24 November 1983 Draw[30]
16 178  Australia 4 2 4/5 Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's Home 7 April 1984 Won[31]
17 117  England 4 2 1/5 Edgbaston, Birmingham Away 14 June 1984 Won[32]
18 208  Australia 5 1 4/5 Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Away 22 December 1984 Draw[33]
19 105 double-dagger  New Zealand 6 2 3/4 Kensington Oval, Bridgetown Home 26 April 1985 Won[34]
20 110* double-dagger  England 3 3 5/5 Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's Home 11 April 1986 Won[35]
21 109* double-dagger  India 5 4 1/4 Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi Away 25 November 1987 Won[36]
22 123 double-dagger  Pakistan 5 3 2/3 Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain Home 14 April 1988 Draw[37]
23 146 double-dagger  Australia 5 1 2/5 WACA Ground, Perth Away 2 December 1988 Won[38]
24 110 double-dagger  India 5 2 4/4 Sabina Park, Kingston Home 28 April 1989 Won[39]

ODI centuries

No. Score Against Pos. Inn. BF S/R Venue H/A/N Date Result
1 119*  England 3 2 133 89.47 North Marine Road, Scarborough Away 26 August 1976 Won[40]
2 138*  England 3 1 157 87.89 Lord's, London Away 23 June 1979 Won[41]
3 153*  Australia 3 1 130 117.69 Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Away 9 December 1979 Won[42]
4 119  India 3 1 146 81.50 The Oval, London Neutral 15 June 1983 Won[43]
5 149  India 3 1 99 150.50 Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur Away 7 December 1983 Won[44]
6 106  Australia 4 1 95 111.57 Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Away 22 January 1984 Won[45]
7 189*  England 4 1 170 111.17 Old Trafford, Manchester Away 31 May 1984 Won[46]
8 103*  Australia 4 2 122 84.42 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Away 15 January 1985 Won[47]
9 119 double-dagger  New Zealand 5 1 113 105.30 Carisbrook, Dunedin Away 18 March 1987 Won[48]
10 181 double-dagger  Sri Lanka 4 1 125 144.80 National Stadium, Karachi Neutral 13 October 1987 Won[49]
11 110 double-dagger  India 4 2 77 142.85 Municipal Stadium, Rajkot Away 5 January 1988 Won[50]

Notes

  1. ^ Richards' record has since been equalled by Aravinda de Silva (1997) and Ricky Ponting (2006) and surpassed by Mohammad Yousuf (2006).[7]
  2. ^ Although Richards' century was the fastest in terms of balls, it was only the fifth fastest in terms of time, 11 minutes slower than the 70-minute record held by Jack Gregory.[9]
  3. ^ In addition to Saeed Anwar's 194, Charles Coventry's 194* and Sachin Tendulkar's 200* have since exceeded Richards' score.[13]

References

  1. ^ "Master blaster". The Observer. 3 June 2007. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Sir Viv reaches milestone". BBC Sport. 7 March 2002. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  3. ^ Tennant, Ivo (24 October 2008). "Viv Richards' top 10 places in Antigua". The Times. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  4. ^ "Tendulkar second-best ever: Wisden". rediff.com. 14 December 2002. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  5. ^ Smith, Gary (4 November 2006). "West Indies legend Sir Vivian honoured by Antigua-Barbuda". Caribbean Net News. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Test Matches played by Viv Richards (121)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  7. ^ a b "Records / Test matches / Batting records / Most hundreds in a calendar year". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  8. ^ "Cricket of the Year – 1977: Viv Richards". Wisden. 1977. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  9. ^ a b "Records / Test matches / Batting records / Fastest hundreds". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  10. ^ "Records / West Indies / Test matches / Most hundreds". Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 8 March 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "One-Day International Matches played by Viv Richards (187)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  12. ^ "Records / West Indies / One-Day Internationals / High scores". Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 7 March 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  13. ^ "Records / One-Day Internationals / Batting records / Most runs in an innings". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  14. ^ "Records / One-Day Internationals / Batting records / Most runs in an innings (progressive record holder)". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  15. ^ a b "Top 100 Innings of all time". rediff.com. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  16. ^ "2nd Test: India v West Indies at Delhi, Dec 11–15, 1974". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  17. ^ "5th Test: Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Jan 23–28, 1976". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  18. ^ "1st Test: West Indies v India at Bridgetown, Mar 10–13, 1976". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  19. ^ "2nd Test: West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Mar 24–29, 1976". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  20. ^ "3rd Test: West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Apr 7–12, 1976". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  21. ^ "1st Test: England v West Indies at Nottingham, Jun 3–8, 1976". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  22. ^ "3rd Test: England v West Indies at Manchester, Jul 8–13, 1976". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  23. ^ "5th Test: England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 12–17, 1976". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  24. ^ "1st Test: Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Dec 1–5, 1976". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  25. ^ "2nd Test: England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 19–24, 1980". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  26. ^ "4th Test: Pakistan v West Indies at Multan, Dec 30, 1980 – Jan 4, 1981". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  27. ^ "3rd Test: West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 13–18, 1981". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  28. ^ "4th Test: West Indies v England at St John's, Mar 27 – Apr 1, 1981". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  29. ^ "3rd Test: West Indies v India at Georgetown, Mar 31 – Apr 5, 1983". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  30. ^ "4th Test: India v West Indies at Mumbai, Nov 24–29, 1983". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  31. ^ "4th Test: West Indies v Australia at St John's, Apr 7–11, 1984". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  32. ^ "1st Test: England v West Indies at Birmingham, Jun 14–18, 1984". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  33. ^ "4th Test: Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Dec 22–27, 1984". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  34. ^ "3rd Test: West Indies v New Zealand at Georgetown, Apr 26 – May 1, 1985". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  35. ^ "5th Test: West Indies v England at St John's, Apr 11–16, 1986". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  36. ^ "1st Test: India v West Indies at Delhi, Nov 25–29, 1987". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  37. ^ "2nd Test: West Indies v Pakistan at Port of Spain, Apr 14–19, 1988". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  38. ^ "2nd Test: Australia v West Indies at Perth, Dec 2–6, 1988". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  39. ^ "4th Test: West Indies v India at Kingston, Apr 28 – May 3, 1989". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  40. ^ "1st ODI: England v West Indies at Scarborough, Aug 26, 1976". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  41. ^ "Final: England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 23, 1979". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  42. ^ "4th Match: Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Dec 9, 1979". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  43. ^ "14th Match: India v West Indies at The Oval, Jun 15, 1983". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  44. ^ "4th ODI: India v West Indies at Jamshedpur, Dec 7, 1983". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  45. ^ "9th Match: Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Jan 22, 1984". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  46. ^ "1st ODI: England v West Indies at Manchester, May 31, 1984". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  47. ^ "6th Match: Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 15, 1985". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  48. ^ "1st ODI: New Zealand v West Indies at Dunedin, Mar 18, 1987". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  49. ^ "7th Match: Sri Lanka v West Indies at Karachi, Oct 13, 1987". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  50. ^ "4th ODI: India v West Indies at Rajkot, Jan 5, 1988". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 

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