Kiwi rookie Corey Anderson breaks world record for fastest ODI ton in third match against Windies

Wellington, Jan 1: Young New Zealand batsman Corey Anderson has written himself into world cricket folklore by breaking the record for the fastest one-day international century, set by Shahid Afridi for Pakistan in 1996, against the West Indies in Queenstown on Wednesday.

In a reduced 21 over per side one-day-international, Anderson brought up his century in just 36 balls in the third ODI and with 95 from 35 balls, he needed to hit the 36th ball for six to put himself in the world record books, beating Afridi, who held the record with 37 balls.

According to Stuff.co.nz, Anderson finished 131 not out from 41 balls in an innings that included 14 sixes and six fours, and his ‘partner in crime’ Jesse Ryder also gave an impressive show with his ton, which is the fifth fastest century in international one-day cricket.

Ryder and Anderson put on 191 for the fourth wicket and now West Indies need 201 runs in 4.5 overs with six wickets remaining, the report added. (ANI)