Anderson breaks the record of Afridi’s Fastest ODI century
Corey Anderson of New Zealand registered his name in the record books as he managed to go past the record of Shahid Afridi’s record of 100 runs in 37 balls. His ton came in 36 balls as New Zealand thrashed West Indies by 159 runs in a rain hit match. Anderson hit 14 sixes in his knock, the 3rd highest in ODI after India’s Rohit Sharma and Australia’s Shane Watson. It was also a good day for Jesse Ryder who scored 104 with his century coming in 47 balls.
New Zealand scored 283 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 21 overs after the match was delayed due to rain. In reply to it, West Indies innings scrambled after they lost early wickets in quick successions. Later on Bravo tried to rescue his team but West Indies could only manage 124 in 21 overs for the loss of 5 wickets.
Aridi was quoted in a newspaper saying that he wished his record was not broken at least until he retired. He also quoted that he had never heard the name of Anderson. It was only in the early morning that he came to know about the New Zealand batsman.
Such a splendid performance by New Zealand should be taken as a warning for India scheduled to tour New Zealand for an upcoming series. New Zealand has made it clear that it is going to be a tough challenge for India.
TOP 5 FASTEST ODI CENTURIES
Corey Anderson (New Zealand) 100 in 36 balls
Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) 100 in 37 balls
Mark Boucher (South Africa) 100 in 44 balls
Brian Lara (West Indies) 100 in 45 balls
Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) 100 in 45 balls