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Take a look at 10 fastest centuries in ODIs

January 01, 2014 16:34 IST

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New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson scored the quickest One-day international century ever on Wednesday, taking just 36 balls against West Indies to break the record long held by Pakistan's Shahid Afridi.

Rediff.com presents a factbox on the 10 fastest centuries in One-day Internationals:

Corey Anderson, New Zealand (36)

New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson scored the quickest century ever in international cricket on Wednesday, taking just 36 balls against West Indies, to break the record long held by Pakistan's Shahid Afridi.

Anderson, 23, brought up the mark with his 12th six of the innings. Anderson remained unbeaten on 131 off 47 balls with 14 sixes and half a dozen fours.


Image: Corey Anderson of New Zealand celebrates scoring the fastest 100 runs
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Shahid Afridi, Pakistan (37)

Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi hailed Anderson. Afridi had set the mark aged just 16, in only his second limited-overs match, against Sri Lanka in Nairobi in October 1996.

Shahid Afridi has recorded three hundreds out of the top 10 -- 37 balls against Sri Lanka at Nairobi on October 4, 1996, 45 balls against India at Kanpur on April 15, 2005 and 53 balls against Bangladesh in 2010.


Image: Shahid Afridi
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Mark Boucher, South Africa (44)

Mark Boucher's 44-ball hundred against Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom on September 20, 2006 is the third fastest. He went on to score 147 runs from 68 balls.


Image: Mark Boucher of South Africa
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Brian Lara West Indies (45)

The 117 Brian Lara made against Bangladesh in 1999 is the fourth fastest century in ODI cricket. It was made in 45 balls at a strike rate of 188.70, reaching the boundary on eighteen occasions and clearing it on four.


Image: Brian Lara of the West Indies celebrates
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Jesse Ryder New Zealand, (46)

Corey Anderson’s batting partner Jesse Ryder also plundered the West Indies bowling in the rain-shortened game, making 101 off 46 balls.


Image: Jesse Ryder of New Zealand
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Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka(48)

Sanath Jayasuriya sustained his awesome exploits in the World Cup on 2nd April 1996 and blazed his way to a hundred off 48 deliveries.

He reached a new record for the fastest century (a record at that time) in ODI, in 48 balls, beating Mohammad Azaharuddin’s previous record (62 balls).


Image: Sanath Jayasuriya
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Kevin O'Brien, Ireland (50)

Kevin O'Brien set a record for the quickest hundred in the World Cup. He eclipsed the 66-ball by Matthew Hayden for Australia against South Africa at Basseerre on March 24, 2007.

An astonishing knock by O'Brien, who clobbered 13 fours and six sixes to reach three figures in only 50 balls, helped the Irish to live up to their reputation as giant-killers, as they overhauled England's total of 327-8 with five balls to spare in March 2011 in Bangalore.


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Virat Kohli. India (52)

Virat Kohli scored the fastest ODI century by an Indian against Australia, from 52 deliveries, as India won the second ODI against Australia in Jaipur by nine wickets in October 2013

With Virat Kohli regularly slamming centuries in One-day Internationals, former captain Sunil Gavaskar believes the Indian batting sensation can break retiring legend Sachin Tendulkar's record number of tons in the 50-over format.


Image: India's Virat Kohli celebrates
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