Thursday, 23 May 2013

Paul Stirling - 5 ODI Hundreds before the age of 23


Paul Stirling scored 103 off 107 balls against Pakistan in the first ODI at Dublin. This is his 5th ODI century and he is still under 23. This young dynamite have been a very consistent performer for Ireland since his debut, having played only 39 matches to complete 5 100s at average of 40.81 and a whooping strike rate of 96.21.
Only Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Salman Butt and Upul Tharanga had more 100s than his before the age of 23 in ODIs.
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Most ODI Hundreds before 23
13 – Virat Kohli
11 – Sachin Tendulkar
7 – Salman Butt
6 – Upul Tharanga
5 – PAUL STIRLING, Ricky Ponting, Mahela Jayawardene, Jacques Kallis, Yuvraj Singh, Shahriar Nafees, Shakib al Hasan

Highest Individual Scores before 23
183 – Virat Kohli
177 – PAUL STIRLING 
157*- Xavier Marshall
154 – Tamim Iqbal
152 – Chris Gayle

Most ODI Hundreds for Ireland
5 – William Potterfield/PAUL STRILING
2 – Kevin O’Brien/Jeremy Bray
1 – Eoin Morgan/Gary Wilson

Paul Striling scored his maiden hundred, 177 off 134 balls, vs Canada in 2004 at an age of 20 years and 4 days ! 
His 177 is the second highest maiden hundred in ODIs after Charles Coventry's 194*.