With strike rate of 278.72 and total 131 runs, Corey Anderson has become the great cricketer who made the fastest ODI century in just 36 balls.
With a starting of the New Year, one new cricket record has been broken, which was on the name of Pakistan's cricketer Shahid Afridi from last 18 years. Afridi has worn crown of being cricketer who had make the fastest ODI century long ago in the 1996 in just 37 balls in Nairobi against Sri Lanka. But now, crown of making fastest century in the ODI goes to Corey Anderson!
New Zealand’s left-handed cricketer Corey Anderson has scored fastest ODI century in just 36 balls against West Indies. He had scored total 131 runs not out with the strike rate of 278.72. Anderson has scored 12 sixes and 4 fours in its outstanding inning. New Zealand has scored 283/4 in 21 overs against West Indies. Fellow batsman Jesse Ryder was overshadowed by smashing century of Anderson. He has also made century in 46 balls. Have a look at first six fastest ODI centuries:
- Corey Anderson – 36 balls in 2014
- Shahid Afridi – 37 balls in 1996
- Mark Boucher – 44 balls in 2006
- Brian Lara – 45 balls in 1999
- Shahid Afridi – 45 balls in 2005
- J Ryder – 46 balls in 2014
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