Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Corey Anderson breaks Shahid Afridi’s fastest ODI century record

New Zealand batsman, Corey Anderson, made a world record of fastest ODI century against the West Indies on New Year’s Day in 2014. He took just 36 balls to score the fastest the century. To achieve this record, he played just one ball less than Shahid Afridi who made the record more than 17 years ago against Sri Lanka in Nairobi in 1996.
He remained unbeaten on 131 facing 47 balls. In his aggressive innings, he hit 6 boundaries 14 sixes. Depending on his sixes, Kiwi’s sixes tally stood at 22, another world record. The previous world record was hold by India when they hit 19 sixes in the same match in which Rohit Sharma scored 209. He alone hit 16 sixes which is still a world record.
Jesse Ryder became the sixth fastest ODI centurion after smashing a 51-ball 104. Anderson and Ryder led New Zealand to 283 in just 21 overs.

In reply, the West Indian batsmen could manage 124 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.