Ireland's batsman Kevin O'Brien hits fastest World Cup century

Ireland's Kevin O'Brien smashed the fastest century in World Cup history when he reached the landmark off just 50 balls against England on 2nd March, 2011.

The previous fastest century record holder was Australian openning batsman Matthew Hayden's hits century off 66 balls against South Africa at St Kitts in the World Cup 2007 tournament.

The 26-year-old O'Brien hit 13 boundaries and six sixes in his blistering century at the Chinnaswamy Stadium which was also the sixth fastest ODI ton of all time.

Chasing England's 327-8, O'Brien's fastest century helps Irelands famous victory.

Pakistan's Shahid Afridi hit the fastest century of all time off 37 balls against Sri Lanka in Kenya in 1996.

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