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Corey Anderson misses out on fastest ODI half-century

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Corey Anderson slammed five sixes and two boundaries  © Getty Images (File photo)

Jan 22, 2014

New Zealand batsman Corey Anderson on Wednesday missed on registering the fastest half-century ever in One-Day Internationals (ODIs), when he fell for 44 off 17 balls in the second ODI against India at Hamilton.

Anderson swatted five sixes and two boundaries to scored a quickfire 44, before he was caught by Shikhar Dhawan off Ishant Sharma in the 39th over of the rain-interrupted second game of the five-match series.

Anderson, who holds the record of the fastest ODI century, looked in good rhythm as he smashed the Indian bowlers all around the park. This was after the play resumed after the second rain interruption.

New Zealand were 178 for two after 33.2 overs when rain stopped play. It was the second interruption so far with the first one being for a brief while after 17 overs.

Rain was expected to interrupt the play on Wednesday. The ground staff didn’t have much to do after the first interruption as it was a light drizzle and the outfield didn’t get wet. However, this time around, the rain has got heavier and the ground staff had to cover the field with bigger covers.

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