Corey Anderson slams fastest ODI century

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New Zealand little-known batsman Corey Anderson registered his name in the cricket's record books by hitting the fastest ODI century against a hapless looking West Indian attack in a match played at Queenstown. He, in the process, shattered a long standing record of fastest ODI century (in 37 balls) made by Shahid Afridi in 1996 at Nairobi against the then world champion Sri Lanka.

Fastest centuries across formats
Top 3 in ODI:

  1. Corey Anderson (in 36 deliveries) for New Zealand against West Indies at Queenstown in 2014
  2. Shahid Afridi (in 37 deliveries) for Pakistan against Sri Lanka at Nairobi in 1996.
  3. Mark Boucher (in 44 deliveries) for South Africa against Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom in 2006

Top 3 in test:

  • Viv Richards (in 56 deliveries) for West Indies against England    
  • Adam Gilchrist (in 57 deliveries) for Australia against England
  • Jack Gregory (in 67 deliveries) for Australia against South Africa
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