July 30, 2001

Masakadza breaks many a records

  • Hamilton Masakadza became second Zimbabwean and 68th batsman in Test cricket history to score a century on Test debut when he notched up a brilliant 115* on the third day of second Test against Zimbabwe at Harare. More significant is the fact that Masakadza, at 17 years 354 days, became the youngest ever batsman to score a century on Test debut . Pakistan's Salim Malik was the previous holder of this record.

  • Masakadza also became the third youngest to score a Test century in all matches after Pakistan's Mushtaq Mohammad and India's Sachin Tendulkar. Only Dave Houghton has scored a century on Test debut for Zimbabwe before Masadazka and at 35 years 119 days Houghton was almost twice the age of Masadazka !!

  • On the opening day of the match Masakadza had achieved the dictinction of becoming the youngest player to represent Zimbabwe in Test cricket beating Tatenda Taibu's record who was 18 years 66 days old while making his debut in the first Test of this series.

Youngest Centurions on Test Debut

Age

Batsman

Runs

For

Vs

Venue

Season

17-354

H Masakadza

115*#

Zim

WI

Harare

2001

18-327

Salim Malik

100*

Pak

SL

Karachi

1981-82

19-108

Mohammad Wasim

109*

Pak

NZ

Lahore

1996-97

19-119

Javed Miandad

163

Pak

NZ

Lahore

1976-77

19-152

A Jackson

164

Aus

Eng

Adelaide

1928-29

19-356

PF Warner

132*

Eng

SA

Johannesburg

1898-99

20-130

AA Baig

112

Ind

Eng

Manchester

1959

20-203

Ali Naqvi

115

Pak

SA

Rawalpindi CC

1997-98

20-228

GA Headley

176

WI

Eng

Bridgetown

1929-30

20-239

JW Burke

101*

Aus

Eng

Adelaide

1950-51

20-280

GR Viswanath

137

Ind

Aus

Kanpur

1969-70

21-209

PBH May

138

Eng

SA

Leeds

1951

21-237

BR Taylor

105

NZ

Ind

Calcutta

1964-65

21-286

BH Pairaudeau

115

WI

Ind

Port-of-Spain

1952-53

21-327

M Azharuddin

110

Ind

Eng

Calcutta

1984-85

21-328

OG Smith

104

WI

Aus

Kingston

1954-55

Youngest Test Centurions

Yrs-Days

Batsman

Score

For

Vs

Venue

Season

17- 81

Mushtaq Mohammad

101

Pak

Ind

Delhi

1960-61

17-111

SR Tendulkar

119*

Ind

Eng

Manchester

1990

17-354

H Masakadza

115*#

Zim

WI

Harare

2001

18-158

Imran Nazir

131

Pak

WI

Bridgetown

1999-00

18-249

Mushtaq Mohammad

100*

Pak

Eng

Nottingham

1962

18-257

SR Tendulkar

148*

Ind

Aus

Sydney

1991-92

18- 285

SR Tendulkar

114

Ind

Aus

Perth

1991-92

18-327

Salim Malik

100*

Pak

SL

Karachi

1981-82

18-335

Shahid Afridi

141

Pak

Ind

Madras

1998-99

19- 25

Mohammad Ilyas

126

Pak

NZ

Karachi

1964-65

19-108

Mohammad Wasim

109*

Pak

NZ

Lahore

1996-97

19-119

Javed Miandad

163

Pak

NZ

Lahore

1976-77

19-121

HG Vivian

100

NZ

SA

Wellington

1931-32

19-122

RN Harvey

153

Aus

Ind

Melbourne

1947-48

19-140

Javed Miandad

206

Pak

NZ

Karachi

1976-77

19-152

A Jackson

164

Aus

Eng

Adelaide

1928-29

19-191

AP Gurusinha

116*

SL

Pak

Colombo PSS

1985-86

19-218

SR Tendulkar

111

Ind

SA

Johannesburg

1992-93

19-265

Salim Malik

107

Pak

Ind

Faisalabad

1982-83

19-291

RN Harvey

112

Aus

Eng

Leeds

1948

19-293

SR Tendulkar

165

Ind

Eng

Madras

1992-93

19-318

RG Pollock

122

SA

Aus

Sydney

1963-64

19-333

RG Pollock

175

SA

Aus

Adelaide

1963-64

19-356

KD Walters

155

Aus

Eng

Brisbane

1965-66

19-364

PA de Silva

122

SL

Pak

Faisalabad

1985-86

# not the final score

Youngest Players for each country

Country

Player

Age

Vs

Venue

Season

Yrs-Days

Australia

ID Craig

17-239

SA

Melbourne

1952-53

England

DB Close

18-149

NZ

Manchester

1949

South Africa

PR Adams

18-340

Eng

Port Elizabeth

1995-96

West Indies

JED Sealy

17-122

Eng

Bridgetown

1929-30

New Zealand

DL Vettori

18-10

Eng

Wellington

1996-97

India

SR Tendulkar

16-205

Pak

Karachi

1989-90

Pakistan

Hasan Raza

14-227

Zim

Faisalabad

1996-97

Sri Lanka

CDUS Weerasinghe

17-189

Ind

Colombo PSS

1985-86

Zimbabwe

H Masadazka

17-354

WI

Harare

2001

Bangladesh

Mohammed Sharif

15-128

Zim

Bulawayo

2000-01