Raina becomes second batsman to score century in World T20

GROS ISLET, Saint Lucia: India''s Suresh Raina became only the second batsman in the ICC World Twenty20 and third to score a century in Twenty20 international cricket when he made 101 against South Africa here on Sunday.

Raina''s century, off 59 balls, was the centre-piece of India''s total of 186 for five in the first innings of their World Twenty20 Group C match against the Proteas at the Beausejour Stadium.

Only West Indies'' Chris Gayle and New Zealand''s Brendon McCullum had previously scored hundreds at this level.

Following is the list of Twenty20 international century-makers:
117 Chris Gayle, West Indies vs South Africa, Johannesburg, Sep 11, 2007.
116 no Brendon McCullum, New Zealand vs Australia, Christchurch, Feb 28, 2010.
101 Suresh Raina, India vs South Africa, Gros Islet, May 02, 2010.