First Cricketer to hit a century in ODI series for India except for world cups

India's journey to play One Day International 'ODI' Match started from England, which was played against England on 13 July 1974 at Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds city of England.

In this first One Day International ODI match, India lost to England by 4 wickets, at that time in the  ODI matches was used to conduct for 55 overs.

And since then after a long period of the gap, in 1984, any Indian batsman Succeed to become the first Cricketer to hit a century in ODI series for India except for world cups.



First Cricketer to hit a century in ODI series for India except for world cups



Dilip Vengsarkar 


  • Full Name...Dilip Balwant Vengsarkar
  • Date of birth... 6 April, 1956.
  • Born territory... Rajapur at Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.
  • Height... 175 cm.
  • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman
  • Batting genre... Right Handed Bat.
  • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium
  • First ODI... February 21, 1976   vs   New Zealand at Jade Stadium in Waltham,  Presently Lancaster Park, Christchurch.
  • Last ODI... November 14, 1991 vs  South Africa at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
  • International Career...1976–1992.


Career Record:     

  • At the time of England's tour in India, Dilip Vengsarker became the first Cricketer to hit a century in an ODI series for India except for world cups, (except Kapil Dev's 175 runs in 1983 World Cup), he scores 105 runs from 124 balls in the first ODI Match of ODI Series, that was played on 5 December 1984 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Pune in Maharashtra state.  


Personal Information:  


Dilip Vengsarkar was born on 6 April 1956 in Rajapur in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra state.

His wife's name is Manali Vengsarkar,  son's name is Nakul Vengsarkar, and his daughter's name is Pallavi Danthi, he is also famous and known by the nickname 'Colonel'.

He debuts his international cricket career with the test match against New Zealand in Auckland on 24 January in the year of 1976, and the last match of his international cricket career was against Australia on 5 February 1992.

In 2006, after retiring from international cricket in 1992, he was elected the chief selector of the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India.

During his tenure period as chief selector of BCCI, India won the first T20 World Cup in 2007 contested in South Africa under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

He was awarded the Arjuna Award for Cricket in 1981 by the Government of India and Padma Shri, the prestigious Civilian Award in 1987.



First Cricketer to hit a century in ODI series for India except for world cups


his international Cricket career journey as an Indian player was ended in 1992 after a very long period of 16 years.

Dilip Vengsarkar has scored 3508 runs in ODI on an average of 34.39 in his 16-year long international cricket career, the detailed analysis of his One-day international cricket career is given below.

Dilip Vengsarkar

Batting Data Bowling Data
Played 129 Played 129
Innings 120 Innings 01
N Out 18 Balls 06
Run 3508 R Given 04
H score 105 Wickets 00
Avg 34.39 B Inning --
S Rate 67.74 R Over 04
100s 01 R Wicket 00
50s 23 B Wicket 00
200s 00 5W/Inn --
Four 228 10W/Inn --
Sixes 24 -- --

International Career:


In his debut as an ODI opener against New Zealand at Auckland in 1976, although the Indian team won that ODI, but he did not become a very successful batsman. In fact, he takes quite a long time to succeed.

Dilip Vengsarkar started his career in ODI as an opener but later he became a batting specialist in place of number 3.

While batting in place of No. 3, he has done things in his favor with his miraculous game even in very difficult circumstances.

At one time, he was one of the most stylish batsmen in cricket and used to hit the ball brilliantly with a copybook style.

The trio of India's batting line was the best batting lineup of the entire world from 1975 to 1980. This trio had players like Dilip Vengsarkar, Sunil Gavaskar, and Gundappa Vishwanath.

In 1983, when India won the World Cup under the captaincy of Kapil Dev, they were also part of the World Cup-winning team.

After the 1987 World Cup, he got a chance to become captain of the Indian team, which he performed very brilliantly,

Apart from own England's cricket players, he is the only international cricketer who has scored three centuries on the Lord's ground in England.

The scorecard of that ODI match in which Dilip Vengsarkar becomes the First Cricketer to hit a century in ODI for India is the following.

In this ODI Match, England won the toss and elected to bowl first, this match was for 45 overs.

India Scorecard:

No Batsman Runs Balls 4s 6s S/Rate
1 K Srikkanth  b Edmonds 50 72 06 99 69.44
2 S Gavaskar'C'  b Foster 00 03 00 00 00
3 D Vengsarkar  b Ellison 105 124 11 01 84.67
4 S Patil  Run out 02 04 00 00 50.0
5 Y Sharma   c Ellison b Foster 37 53 04 00 69.81
6 R Shastri  c Ellison b Foster 11 14 01 00 78.57
7 R Binny   Not-out 00 00 00 00 00
     TOTAL    214/6    45 Overs,     Inning's Run Rate 4.75
     Extras       09      Legbye 2,      Wide 7

England Scorecard:

No Batsman Runs Balls 4s 6s S/Rate
1 G Fowler    c Y Sharma b C Sharma 05 07 01 00 71.42
2 R Robinson   lbw b Ghai 15 25 02 00 60.00
3 M Gatting   Not out 115 135 12 00 85.18
4 A Lamb   c & b Prabhakar 03 04 00 00 75.00
5 V Marks  Run out 31 39 00 00 79.48
6 D Gower 'C'   c Shastri b Binny 03 09 00 00 33.33
7 R Ellison   Run out 04 08 00 00 50.00
8 P Downton  Not out 27 37 01 00 72.97
      TOTAL    215/6    43.2 Overs      Inning's Run Rate 4.96
      Extras       12        Legbye 8        No Ball 4


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