Fastest Century in ODI ft. AB de Villiers, Corey Anderson & Shahid Afridi

Published on: Jul 3, 2023 6:16 pm IST|Updated on: Jul 3, 2023 6:16 pm IST

Fastest Century in ODI

We delve into the realm of lightning-fast batting, Fastest Century in ODI, and explore some of the best knocks recorded in ODI cricket.

Fastest Century in ODI

Runs Balls 6s 4s Player Match Venue Date
149 31 16 9 AB de Villiers South Africa vs West Indies Johannesburg 18/01/2015
131* 36 14 6 Corey Anderson New Zealand vs West Indies Queenstown 01/01/2014
102 37 11 6 Shahid Afridi Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Nairobi 04/10/1996

1. AB de Villiers – 31 Balls

AB de Villiers, the South African maestro known for his innovative stroke play and unmatched versatility, etched his name in the annals of cricketing history during a match against West Indies in Johannesburg on January 18, 2015. In an astonishing display of clean hitting, de Villiers blazed his way to a century off a mere 31 balls. His innings included a staggering 16 sixes and 9 boundaries, leaving spectators in disbelief and redefining the limits of batting excellence.

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2. Corey Anderson – 36 Balls

In a clash between New Zealand and West Indies in Queenstown on January 1, 2014, New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson displayed his explosive batting prowess. Anderson crafted an unbeaten innings of 131 runs off just 36 balls, reaching his century with incredible speed. His innings featured 14 sixes and 6 boundaries, propelling him into the record books and captivating the cricketing world with his ferocious hitting.

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3. Shahid Afridi – 37 Balls

Shahid Afridi, the flamboyant Pakistani all-rounder, announced his arrival on the international stage with a blistering century against Sri Lanka in Nairobi on October 4, 1996. Afridi’s whirlwind knock of 102 runs came off only 37 balls, making it one of the fastest centuries in ODI history at the time. His innings included 11 sixes and 6 boundaries, leaving the opposition shell-shocked and establishing Afridi as a force to be reckoned with.

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