Corey Anderson hits fastest ODI 100 in 36 balls

A record that stood for nearly 18 years was finally broken on New Year’s day in 2014. Corey Anderson bludgeoned the West Indies bowlers to score the fastest ODI century, off just 36 balls, eclipsing the record of 37 balls set by a 16-year-old Shahid Afridi in 1996.

Anderson finished unbeaten on 131 and such was his savagery that he even managed to overshadow Jesse Ryder, who to helped himself to a century. The pair powered New Zealand to a scarcely believable 283 in just 21 overs. This, after there were fears of yet another washout.

Irrespective of the format, this was the fastest ever international century. While it’s true that the grounds in New Zealand are not the biggest, many, if not all of Anderson’s hits would have cleared the rope at any venue across the world.

He blasted 14 sixes, two behind Rohit Sharma’s world record of 16 and New Zealand’s sixes tally stood at 22, another world record. India hit 19 sixes in the same match in which Rohit smashed 209 against Australia, but that was off 50 overs. New Zealand managed all those in just 21. West Indies’ bowling figures told another story, for it’s rare that the least expensive economy rate was 11

Full Score card – West Indies tour of New Zealand, 3rd ODI: New Zealand v West Indies at Queenstown, Jan 1, 2014

Previous Record (Shahid Afridi’s 100 in 37 balls) – Full Score Card

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