Jan 01

New Zealand all-rounder breaks Afridi’s record for fastest ODI century

broken shahid afradi recordNEW ZEALAND: Breaking Shahid Afridi’s record for the fastest century in ODI history, New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson reached three figures in just 36 deliveries against the West Indies on Wednesday.

Previously, the Pakistan all-rounder took 37 balls to reach his ton while playing against Sri Lanka in 1996.

Anderson, who finished the New Zealand innings unbeaten on 131, hit 14 sixes in his whirlwind assault, the third highest number of sixes in an ODI innings.

India’s Rohit Sharma hit 16 sixes against Australia two months ago and Australia’s Shane Watson hit 15 against Bangladesh in 2011.