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Corey Anderson breaks world record for fastest century in ODI cricket

Corey Anderson of New Zealand essayed a quickfire century against the West Indies © Getty Images
Corey Anderson of New Zealand essayed a quickfire century against the West Indies © Getty Images

Jan 1, 2014

 

The 23-year old New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson hit the fastest century ever in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against the West Indies at Queenstown. His century came of a mere 36 balls, and included six fours and 14 sixes. The previous world record was held by the Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi who raced to his century of 37 balls against Sri Lanka in his debut game at Nairobi in 1996.

 

Anderson’s power-hitting took New Zealand to a monstrous score of 283 runs for the loss of four wickets in a rain reduced game of 21 overs. He also shared an entertaining partnership with the other century maker, Jesse Ryder.

 

Earlier, Dwayne Bravo won the toss and elected to field. West Indies suffered a huge blow when their Test captain Darren Sammy got injured just before the match started.

 

 

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