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Highest scores on captaincy debut

Australia's Mike Hussey became the first Aussie and only the fifth player in ODIs to score a century on captaincy debut.

india Updated: Sep 19, 2006 14:57 IST

Australia's Mike Hussey became first Australian and only the fifth player in all one-day internationals to score a century on captaincy debut.

Hussey now joins New Zealand's Glenn Turner, West Indies' Richie Richardson, India's Sachin Tendulkar and Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya.

The previous highest score on captaincy debut by an Australian was Adam Gilchrist's 98 against the same opponent at Brisbane in 2001.

The following table lists the players scoring 90 or more runs on captaincy debut:

Score

Balls

Captain

For

Vs

Venue

Date

171*

201

GM Turner

NZ

EA

Edgbaston

07 Jun 1975

110

138

SR Tendulkar

Ind

SL

Colombo (RPS)

28 Aug 1996

109*

90

MEK Hussey

Aus

WI

Kuala Lumpur

18 Sep 2006

106*

141

RB Richardson

WI

Pak

Sharjah

17 Oct 1991

102

100

ST Jayasuriya

SL

Zim

Colombo (SSC)

26 Jan 1998

98

122

AC Gilchrist

Aus

WI

Brisbane

14 Jan 2001

96*

151

T Taibu

Zim

SL

Bulawayo (QSC)

20 Apr 2004

91

81

SR Waugh

Aus

SA

Bloemfontein

13 Apr 1997

Note: Bermuda's Irvine Romaine made 101 off 111 balls in his debut innings as captain against Canada at Toronto on 21 Aug 2006 in his second match having not getting a chance to bat in his debut game as captain.

Highest scores on captaincy debut by Australian players:

Score

Balls

Captain

For

Vs

Venue

Date

109*

90

MEK Hussey

Aus

WI

Kuala Lumpur

18 Sep 2006

98

122

AC Gilchrist

Aus

WI

Brisbane

14 Jan 2001

91

81

SR Waugh

Aus

SA

Bloemfontein

13 Apr 1997

73

101

AR Border

Aus

WI

Melbourne

06 Jan 1985

59

67

GS Chappell

Aus

WI

Adelaide

20 Dec 1975

53

75

IM Chappell

Aus

Eng

Old Trafford

24 Aug 1972