Sri Lankan talisman Kumar Sangakkara rewrote the record books for the second match in succession, becoming the first ever player to score four consecutive hundreds in one-day cricket. He made 124 against Scotland at Hobart on Thursday. He had scored a hundred in the match against Australia in Sri Lanka's previous match, which was a World Cup record, making him the first player to register three successive hundreds in the sport's premier event. Here's a look at the batsmen with most consecutive hundreds in one-day history.
Kumar Sangakkara (4): The Sri Lankan left-hander began his run-making spree with an unbeaten 105 against Bangladesh at Melbourne on February 26, 2015. He continued his good form with an unbeaten 117 against England at Wellington on March 1, 2015. Sangakkara followed the knock with yet another great effort against the Aussies at Sydney, albeit this time in a losing cause. He created World Cup history with 124 against Scotland at Hobart on March 11, 2015.
Zaheer Abbas (3): The great Pakistani has the distinction of scoring three back to back one-day hundreds. He made 118 against India at Multan on December 17, 1982. In the very next game, against the same opponent, he made 105 at Lahore on December 31, 1982. Abbas completed his hat-trick with 113, again against India, at Karachi on January 21, 1983.
Saeed Anwar (3): Another elegant Pakistani has three consecutive ODI tons to his name. Anwar made 107 vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah on October 30, 1993. He scored 131 against West Indies at Sharjah on November 1, 1993. He then went on to hit 111, again against the Lankans, a day later.
Herschelle Gibbs (3): The mercurial former South African opener also has three back-to-back tons. He made 116 against Kenya at Colombo on September 20, 2012, 116 not out again India, also at Colombo, on September 25, 2002 and 153 against Bangladesh at Potchefstroom on October 3, 2002.
AB de Villiers (3): South Africa's one-day captain is also on the list. He made 114 not out against India at Gwalior on February 24, 2010, 102 not out against India at Ahmedabad on February 27, 2010 and 102 against West Indies at North Sound on May 22, 2010.
Quinton de Kock (3): The out of form South African opener made three hundreds against India in consecutive games in December 2013. He began with 135 at Johannesburg on December 5, made 106 at Durban on December 8, and finished with 101 at Centurion on December 11.
Ross Taylor (3): The former Kiwi skipper is in the list too. Taylor made 112 not out against India at Hamilton on January 28, 2014, 102 against India at Wellington on January 31, 2014 and 105 not out against Pakistan at Dubai on December 8, 2014.
--By A Cricket Analyst