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Who scored the first century in a World Cup match?

Who scored the first century in a World Cup match?

This question may seem simple but it’s not that easy to answer it. World Cup is an international championship match for One Day International (ODI) cricket. The first ICC Cricket World Cup was organized by International Cricket Council (ICC) in England in the year 1975. The tournament started on 7th June with four matches on the same day which started at 11 am.

In one of the opening match between India and England at Lord’s, Dennis Amiss scored 137 runs for England. Also, in another match between New Zealand and East Africa at Edgbaston, Glenn Turner scored an unbeaten 171 runs for New Zealand. When the match was stopped for lunch at 1 pm, Dennis Amiss had scored 98 after 35 overs and Glenn Turner had scored 82 after 40 overs.

Even though the ball-by-ball data is not clear, we can assume that Amiss was the first to score a Century as he was just two runs away from scoring it. He reached 100 runs in the 37th over and was made out in the 51st over.

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