New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson broke Shahid Afridi’s 17 year old record of the fastest hundred which he scored against Sri Lanka in Nairobi.
Corey Anderson scored a 36-ball century to break the world record for the fastest century in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) on New Year’s Day 2014 at Queenstown as New Zealand beat West Indies by 159 runs.
New Zealand had amassed a massive 283 for four in 21 overs in a rain-curtailed match. West Indies could only manage 124 for five in 21 overs.
Anderson broke a 17-year-long record that was held by Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, who scored his century in 37 deliveries against Sri Lanka in 1996 at Nairobi.
The New Zealand batsman struck 14 sixes and six fours in his innings of 131 not out from 47 deliveries. He fell two short of the most sixes hit in an ODI innings. Rohit Sharma scored 16 sixes in an innings of 209 against Australia in an ODI at Bangalore on November 2, 2013.
New Zealand also created a world record of hitting 22 sixes in one ODI. The previous world record belonged to India, when they struck 19 sixes in that same match against Australia.
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