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Highest scores by wicketkeepers

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April 06, 2005 13:14 IST

Mahendra Singh Dhoni became only the second Indian wicketkeeper after Rahul Dravid to score a century in one-day internationals when he notched up a blazing 148 in the second match at Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.

Dhoni's innings is the third highest by a wicketkeeper in the shorter version of the game. Australia's Adam Gilchrist occupies the first two places.

The previous highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper was 145 by Rahul Dravid against Sri Lanka at Taunton in the 1999 World Cup.

Dhoni's innings is also the highest ever played by any wicketkeeper batsman against Pakistan beating Alec Stewart's and Gilchrist's 103 in 1992 and 1998 respectively.

The previous highest score by a 'genuine' Indian wicketkeeper was 94 not out by Sameer Dighe against West Indies at Harare in 2001.

Centuries by wicket-keepers in ODIs:

# Keeper Runs BF SR For Vs Venue Date
1 AC Gilchrist 172 126 136.51 Aus Zim Hobart 16-01-2004
2 AC Gilchrist 154 129 119.38 Aus SL Melbourne 07-02-1999
3 MS Dhoni 148 123 120.32 Ind Pak Visakhapatnam 05-04-2005
4 A Flower 145 164 88.41 Zim Ind Colombo RPS 14-09-2002
5 R Dravid 145 129 112.40 Ind SL Taunton 26-05-1999
6 KO Obuya 144 146 98.63 Ken Ban Nairobi (Gym) 10-10-1997
7 A Flower 142* 128 110.94 Zim Eng Harare 07-10-2001
8 DL Houghton 142 137 103.65 Zim NZ Hyderabad (I) 10-10-1987
9 AC Gilchrist 131 118 111.02 Aus SL Sydney (SCG) 13-01-1999
10 AC Gilchrist 128 98 130.61 Aus NZ Christchurch 26-02-2000
11 Kamran Akmal 124 125 99.20 Pak WI Brisbane 19-01-2005
12 AC Gilchrist 124 104 119.23 Aus Eng Melbourne 15-12-2002
13 A Flower 120* 141 85.11 Zim SL Sharjah 21-10-2000
14 KO Obuya 120 137 87.59 Ken Ban Dhaka 24-03-1999
15 AC Gilchrist 118 117 100.85 Aus NZ Christchurch 08-02-1998
16 AJ Stewart 116 111 104.50 Eng Ind Sharjah 11-12-1997
17 A Flower 115* 152 75.66 Zim SL New Plymouth 23-02-1992
18 AC Gilchrist 111 104 106.73 Aus Ind Bangalore 12-11-2003
19 R Dravid 109* 124 87.90 Ind WI Ahmedabad (GS) 15-11-2002
20 AC Parore 108 95 113.68 NZ SA Centurion 11-12-1994
21 AC Gilchrist 105 104 100.96 Aus SA Durban 03-04-2002
22 R Dravid 104 93 111.83 Ind UAE Dambulla 16-07-2004
23 KJ Wadsworth 104 98 106.12 NZ Aus Christchurch 31-03-1974
24 R Dravid 103* 124 83.06 Ind WI Kallang 08-09-1999
25 AC Gilchrist 103 104 99.04 Aus Pak Lahore (Gd.) 10-11-1998
26 AJ Stewart 103 145 71.03 Eng Pak The Oval 22-05-1992
27 RS Kaluwitharana 102* 117 87.18 SL Eng Colombo (SSC) 27-03-2001
28 KC Sangakkara 101 110 91.82 SL Aus Colombo RPS 27-02-2004
29 AJ Stewart 101 144 70.14 Eng Zim Edgbaston 18-07-2000
30 AJ Stewart 100* 147 68.03 Eng WI Trent Bridge 20-07-2000
31 RS Kaluwitharana 100* 89 112.36 SL Ken Nairobi (Gym) 28-09-1996
32 AC Gilchrist 100 104 96.15 Aus SA Sydney (SCG) 26-01-1998

Highest scores by Indian wicket-keepers in ODIs:

Keeper Runs BF SR For Vs Venue Date
MS Dhoni 148 123 120.32 Ind Pak Visakhapatnam 05-04-2005
R Dravid 145 129 112.40 Ind SL Taunton 26-05-1999
R Dravid 109* 124 87.90 Ind WI Ahmedabad (GS) 15-11-2002
R Dravid 104 93 111.83 Ind UAE Dambulla 16-07-2004
R Dravid 103* 124 83.06 Ind WI Singapore Kallang 08-09-1999
R Dravid 99 104 95.19 Ind Pak Karachi (NS) 13-03-2004
SS Dighe 94* 96 97.92 Ind WI Harare 07-07-2001
R Dravid 82 117 70.09 Ind Eng Chester-le-Street 04-07-2002
R Dravid 77 102 75.49 Ind SA Durban 26-10-2001
R Dravid 76* 92 82.61 Ind Pak Lahore (Gd.) 21-03-2004

Rajneesh Gupta
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