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01-Jan-2014 05:42:00 GMT
New Zealand v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Queenstown

Corey Anderson Hits Fastest ODI Century

Queenstown: New Zealand's Corey Anderson hit the fastest ODI century off 36 balls in the third ODI against the West Indies to break Shahid Afridi's record on Wednesday.

Anderson brought the New Year in with a bang smashing 131 runs off 47 balls that was studded with 14 sixes and six fours at Queenstown Events Centre.

Facing his 36th delivery, Anderson needed a six to get to the milestone and he smashed a huge six over the long leg boundary off Nikita Miller.

Aided by Anderson's onslaught and Jesse Ryder's 46-ball century, New Zealand powered to 283/4 in the match that was shortened to 21 overs per side because of rain.

Anderson broke Afridi's record that was made against Sri Lanka in Nairobi on October 10, 1996.

The left-handed power-hitter, who can also bowl some lively medium pace, Anderson became the youngest New Zealand player to gain a contract when, at 16, he was awarded the deal that Chris Harris declined.

Anderson played in the Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia in 2008 and two years later again made the squad for the tournament, which was held in New Zealand.

Following is a factbox on the 10 fastest centuries in one-day internationals:

  • 36 Corey Anderson (NZ) vs West Indies 2014
  • 37 Shahid Afridi (Pak) vs Sri Lanka 1996
  • 44 Mark Boucher (SA) vs Zimbabwe 2006
  • 45 Brian Lara (WI) vs Bangladesh 1999
  • 45 Afridi (Pak) vs India 2005
  • 46 Jesse Ryder (NZ) vs West Indies 2014
  • 48 Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) vs Pakistan 1996
  • 50 Kevin O'Brien (Ire) vs England 2011
  • 52 Virat Kohli (India) vs Australia 2013
  • 53 Afridi (Pak) vs Bangladesh 2010

 Note: Anderson and Ryder scores hundred in same match

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