Corey Anderson scores fastest century in ODI cricket history

23-year-old New Zealand batsman, Corey Anderson, has hit the fastest century in the history of one-day international cricket from just 36 balls. Playing on New Year’s Day against the West Indies in Queenstown, Anderson clubbed 12 sixes and 4 fours beating the previously held 1996 century record of 37-balls by Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi who was 16-years-old at the time.

Anderson said that throughout his innings he had no idea he was on target to break Afridi’s record. “I didn’t have a clue actually. It’s not that I’d look it up and try and take it down. But it’s nice to have it.”

Finishing unbeaten on 131 not out from 47 balls Anderson put a total 191 on the score board with fellow powerful left-hander Jesse Ryder who made the sixth-fastest century in one-day internationals from 46 balls, which included 5 sixes and 12 fours.

The rain shortened match concluded with the Black Caps making 283 for four from just 21 overs and a 159-run victory over the tourists with the West Indies finishing on 124-5.

Anderson scored his maiden Test ton in October last year against Bangladesh.

He was born in Christchurch and currently plays for Northern Districts.

Tags: Black Caps  Corey Anderson  New Zealand Cricket  Northern Districts  Pakistan  Sydney Morning Herald (The)  

Dunedin Swimmer Erika Fairweather Wins in Doha

Dunedin Swimmer Erika Fairweather Wins in Doha

Erika Fairweather has won her maiden swimming world championship title with victory in the women’s 400m freestyle final in Doha. The 20-year-old from Dunedin is the first New Zealander to win…