18 Years ago in 1996 Pakistan’s batsman Shahid Afridi sets a world record for fastest ODI century in just 37 balls against Sri Lanka in Nairobi. In those past 18 years people were thinking that the record is unbreakable but 2014 starts with a bang for cricket fans. Corey Anderson set a new world record of fastest century in just 36 balls!
The 3rd ODI between West Indies & New Zealand at at Queenstown was delayed due to rain. After couple of minutes when i started again, umpire sets the match of 21 overs. West Indies won the toss and elected to field first. New Zealand didn’t get good start in the beginning they lost 3 wickets early at just 84 runs in 8 overs. Now it was the turn of Corey Anderson and the whole world stunned by his performance. Corey Anderson smashed all West Indian bowlers very hard by hitting 14 big sixes and 6 fours in inning. The whole stadium gave him standing obviation when he sets the new world record for fastest ODI century in just 36 balls and broke Shahid Afridi’s 18 years old world record of 37 balls.
Cricket lovers got their gift as New Zealand’s Corey Anderson starts a new year by setting up fastest ODI century record. Have missed the match? don’t worry, here you can see him playing this amazing inning.
Corey Anderson’s Fastest ODI Century Video
With this amazing performance Corey Anderson has already secured his place in New Zealand and will definite get good bids in upcoming IPL season. There are only few players who hit century under 40 balls. Here is the list of world’s top 5 fastest centuries.
5 Fastest ODI Centuries
|131*||36||14||6||CJ Anderson||New Zealand v West Indies||Queenstown||2014|
|102||37||11||6||Shahid Afridi||Pakistan v Sri Lanka||Nairobi||1996|
|147*||44||10||8||MV Boucher||South Africa v Zimbabwe||Potchefstroom||2006|
|117||45||4||18||BC Lara||West Indies v Bangladesh||Dhaka||1999|
|102||45||9||10||Shahid Afridi||Pakistan v India||Kanpur||2005|
Among these 5, which one is your favorite? share your feedback in comments !