Scoring a century in limited-overs cricket is not for everyone. Tasked with getting runs quickly within a certain amount of time, it’s safe to say that it takes a great amount of talent to get a hundred in 50-over cricket.

Similarly from a bowling perspective, claiming five wickets in one’s allotted 10 overs is not something we see very often.

That said, batters scoring hundreds and bowlers taking five wickets in an ODI match isn’t something that’s unheard of.

However, a player claiming five wickets and scoring a hundred in the same ODI is indeed a rare feat, which not many individuals have managed to achieve,

In fact, it is such a rare feat that only five players have managed to achieve it across men’s and women’s ODI cricket.

West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards was the first individual to do so and here we have a look at all the players with a century and five wickets in the same ODI.


Players with century and five wickets in same ODI


Sir Vivian Richards | 119 and 5/41 vs New Zealand, 1987

Sir Vivian Richards became the first player to score a century and take five wickets in the same ODI after the first game of West Indies’ four-match away series against New Zealand in 1987. After being put in to bat first, West Indies managed to post 237/9 on the scoreboard with Richards top-scoring courtesy of a 113-ball 119. He then rolled his arm over with the ball and claimed 5/41, taking the crucial wickets of John Wright and Sir Richard Hadlee as the Windies registered a 95-run win.

Paul Collingwood | 112* and 6/31 vs Bangladesh, 2005

In the fourth match of the 2005 Natwest tri-series, England’s Paul Collingwood became the second player to make a hundred and take a five-fer in the same ODI. Batting first against Bangladesh, Collingwood scored an 86-ball 112 and helped England score 391/4 after Andrew Strauss (112) and Marcus Trescothick (85) had also contributed heavily. With the ball, Collingwood proceeded to dismantle Bangldesh’s middle-order and finished with figures of 6/31 as England registered a convincing 168-run win. 

Rohan Mustafa | 109 and 5/25 vs Papua New Guinea, 2017

In the third and final game of a three-match series at home against Papua New Guinea in 2017, UAE’s Rohan Mustafa top-scored for his team with 109 runs after they had decided to bat first. His knock helped them post 251/9 and then during Papua New Guinea’s turn to bat, Mustafa weaved his magic with the ball to claim 5/25 as the visitors were bundled out for 148 and the hosts came away with a 103-run win to seal the series 2-1.

Amelia Kerr | 232* and 5/17 vs Ireland women, 2018

The only woman on this select list of players with a hundred and five wickets in the same ODI, New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr smashed a world record 232 not out off 145 balls after the White Ferns had decided to bat first in the third ODI of their three-match series against Ireland in 2018. Her knock helped New Zealand post 440/3 and then during Ireland’s chase, Kerr went on to finish with figures of 5/17 with all her five scalps coming via the bowled dismissal. Her stunning performance gave New Zealand a mammoth 305-run win.

Bas de Leede | 123 and 5/52 vs Scotland, 2023

Bas de Leede joined the club of players with an ODI ton and five wickets in the same game under dramatic circumstances. Up against Scotland with a spot in the 2023 ODI World Cup on the line during a crunch qualifying encounter in Zimbabwe, the Dutch all-rounder smashed a 92-ball 123 to ensure that the Netherlands chased down a target of 278 in less than 45.1 overs, which they needed to do to secure qualification for the World Cup on the basis of net run rate. Earlier he had finished with figures of 5/52 as Scotland managed to post 277/9 on the scoreboard. His all-round performance ensured that the Netherlands secured the final qualification spot for the 2023 World Cup in India.

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