Hamilton Masakadza’s Record

Hamilton Masakadza | Zimbabwe Cricket

Zimbabwe’s Hamilton Masakadza is in excellent form and twice scored more than 150 in the recent one-day series against Kenya, which is a record.

Whilst it can be argued that Kenya are not the best team in the world, it is still an impressive performance as Hamilton Masakadza made 156 against Kenya in the first match of the recent series in Harare, and 178 not out in the fifth, also in Harare.

This is the first time a batsman has made 150 or more twice in the same one-day series. There have been instances where other batsmen have come close, with Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya passing 150 twice in successive innings three days apart, but they weren’t in the same series: on July 1, 2006, he made 152 against England at Headingley, and three days later he smashed 157 against the Netherlands in Amstelveen.

Hamilton is in good company as only Sachin Tendulkar from India and Chris Gayle, Brian Lara and Viv Richards from the West Indies have reached 150 three times in ODIs, with Jayasuriya the only person to have done it four times.

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