Corey Anderson hits fastest ODI century

Corey Anderson clubbed the fastest century in the history of one-day internationals from 36 balls



New Zealand’s Corey Anderson broke the record for the fastest ODI century - his hundred came off only 36 deliveries as they cruised to a 159-run win over the West Indies.

Anderson's century is the fastest in List-A too, equalling Graham Rose's 36-ball century for Somerset in 1990.

Anderson hit 12 sixes and four fours to break the record by one delivery of a 37-ball century scored by Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi against Sri Lanka which has stood for almost 18 years against Sri Lanka, in Nairobi in 1996.

New Zealand scored at 13 runs per over, and the 23-year-old all rounder finished on 131 not out from only 47 balls.

Anderson was 95 not out after 35 balls, needing a six to break Afridi’s record and, though unaware of the fact, he swatted the next ball from spinner Nikita Miller out of the ground to break the world record.

The New Zealand innings contained 22 sixes and 22 fours or 220 run from boundaries.

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