Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Zealand’s Corey Anderson hits fastest-ever ODI century


New Zealand’s Corey Anderson clubbed the fastest century in the history of one-day international cricket – from 36 balls – as the hosts reached 283-4 from only 21 overs in Wednesday’s rain-shortened third one-dayer against the West Indies.
The young allrounder hit 12 sixes and four fours in his 100, beating, by one delivery, the 37-ball record of Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi against Sri Lanka which has stood for almost 18 years. Anderson finished on 131 not out from 47 balls, as New Zealand scored at an extraor dinary 13 runs per over.
He put on 191 for the fourth wicket with Jesse Ryder who made 104 from 51 balls – the sixth-fastest century in one-day internationals. Ryder is in his comeback to international cricket after a two-year absence.
The 10 fastest ODI centuries: Updated list
36 balls: New Zealand’s Corey Anderson vs West Indies, 2014

37 balls: Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi vs Sri Lanka, 1996

44 balls: South Africa’s Mark Boucher vs Zimbabwe, 2006

45 balls: West Indies’ Brian Lara vs Bangladesh, 1999

45 balls: Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi vs India, 2005

48 balls: Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya vs Pakistan, 1996

51 balls: New Zealand’s Jesse Ryder vs West Indies, 2013

51 balls: India’s Virat Kohli vs Austrelia, 2013
61 balls: India’s Virat Kohli vs Austrelia, 2013

62 balls: India’s Mohammad Azharuddin vs New Zealand, 1998