New Record on a New Morning of a New Year

New Record on a New Morning of a New Year

It is only a few hours into 2014 and its effect in the world of cricket can be seen. As New Zealand and West Indies play each other on the 1st of January 2014. Corey Anderson broke the record of fastest ODI ton held by Shahid Afridi of Pakistan previously against  Sri Lanka when he score 100 off 37 balls way back in 1996. Anderson thrashed it by scoring 100 off just 36 balls. He ended up with scoring 131 off 47 balls to record the fastest ODI ton. The feature of his innings was the way he took on the bowlers The ball just seemed to race away to the boundary every time it left his bat. Overall hitting 6 x 4’s and 14 x 6’s. Anderson has provided just a perfect start to the year. It looks like an excitement filled year it will be for every cricket fan. Congratulations Corey Anderson for the World’s fastest ODI ton. No better way to wish a Happy New Year to the country which flipped the calendar earliest in the world.

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Corey Anderson scored his ton in just 36 balls.(Photo Source : AFP)

Corey Anderson’s record breaking ODI ton in the larger context got New Zealand to 283 in a 21-over ODI against West Indies in Queenstown. Something even par standard for T-20 cricket happend in an ODI. This is cricket and its unpredictable nature. We expected some of the hard hitters like a Gayle or a AB De villiers or a MS Dhoni to hold a record which is now in the name of Corey Anderson.
Here is the list of Top 10 fastest ODI hundreds :

Player Country Runs Balls Venue Year
C Anderson NZ 131* 36 Queenstown 2014
Shahid Afridi PAK 102 37 Nairobi 1996
M Boucher SA 147* 44 Potchefstroom 2006
B Lara WI 117 45 Dhaka 1999
Shahid Afridi PAK 102 45 Kanpur 2005
J Ryder NZ 104 46 Queenstown 2014
S Jayasuriya SL 134 48 Singapore 1996
K O’Brien IRELAND 113 50 Bangalore 2011
V Kohli IND 100* 52 Jaipur 2013
Shahid Afridi PAK 124 53 Dambulla 2010
*All stats updated till 2nd December 2014