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Corey Anderson hits Fastest ODI Century in 36 balls

Corey Anderson of New Zealand scored the fastest One day International century in the match against West Indies on the New Year Day.

Anderson hit century in 36 balls surpassing the current record by Shahid Afridi of Pakistan in 37 balls during 1996. His fellow team mate Jesse Ryder also scored the sixth fastest ODI century in 46 balls which took the New Zealand to a score of 283 in 21 overs. However West Indies could only manage to score 124 for 5 in the rain washed game losing the match by 159 runs.

The 36 ball century became the fastest ever century in cricket equalling the first class record also. Anderson hit 14 sixes in the innings of 131 not out.

Here are the 10 fastest ODI hundreds

CJ Anderson in 36 balls vs West Indies 2014 *
Shahid Afridi in 37 balls vs Sri Lanka 1996
Mark Boucher in 44 balls vs Zimbabwe  2006
Brian Lara in 45 balls vs Bangladesh 1999
Shahid Afridi in 45 balls vs India 2005
Jesse Ryder in 46 balls vs West Indies 2014 *
Sanath Jayasuriya in 48 balls vs Pakistan 1996
KJ O Brien in 50 balls vs England 2011
Virat Kohli in 52 balls vs Australia 2013
Shahid Afridi in 53 balls vs Bangladesh 2010

* in the current match

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