James Faulkner becomes fastest Australian to score ODI ton

James Faulkner brought up his century in 57 balls © PTI

Nov 2, 2013

James Faulkner became the fastest Australian cricketer to score a century in One-Day Internationals (ODI) when he reached the mark off his 57th delivery against India in the seventh match of the series at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Saturday.

His record is currently the 10th fastest in the world.

The current record is held by Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi who reached the three-figure mark in 37 deliveries against Kenya in 1996.

In a match where several records were broken, Rohit Sharma became the third batsman to reach a double century in ODIs.
Here is the list of fastest ODI centuries

Balls Player Opposition Year Venue
37 Shahid Afridi Sri Lanka 1996 Nairobi
44 Mark Boucher Zimbabwe 2006 Potchefstroom
45 Brian Lara Bangladesh 1999 Dhaka
45 Shahid Afridi India 2005 Kanpur
48 Sanath Jayasuriya Pakistan 1996 Singapore
50 Kevin O’Brien England 2011 Bangalore
52 Virat Kohli Australia 2013 Jaipur
53 Shahid Afridi Bangladesh 2010 Dambulla
55 Sanath Jayasuriya Bangladesh 2008 Karachi
57 James Faulkner India 2013 Bangalore