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Queenstown, Jan 1, 2014
Anderson, who finished the New Zealand innings unbeaten on 131, hit 14 sixes in his whirlwind assault, the third highest number of sixes in an ODI innings.
New Zealand reached a daunting 283 for four off just 21 overs in the rain-shortened third ODI.
Anderson said that throughout his innings he had no inkling he was on target to break Afridi’s record. “I didn’t have a clue actually. It’s not that I’d look it up and try and take it down. But it’s nice to have it.”
Anderson went to the wicket with New Zealand at 84 for three and with Jesse Ryder already on 41 he thought he would be playing a support role.
“I thought I would look at singles and try and get myself in but a couple came out of the middle and you keep going.
“Me and Jesse started thinking every ball was either going to get us out or go for six and it’s nice to have that feeling when you’re out there.”
As for their mid-wicket conversations during their quick-fire partnership of 191, Anderson said the talk was brief.
“It was ‘shot-bro’ and that’s about it. We couldn’t say too much.”
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