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Watch the video of AB De Villers' fastest hundred, popularly known as Mr. 360, who owns the record for the fastest ODI fifty and a century. He is also one of the best fielders and wicketkeepers in cricket history.
Top 5 Batters With the Fastest 100 in ODI
Scoring a century in a One Day International is what a batsman wants the most on the field. But cricket has transformed a lot over the years in relation to the approach of batting, bowling, fielding, rules, fitness and so on. In the 90’s the batters used to take their own time for scoring a century in an ODI. However, in the later years, players such as Sanath Jayasuriya, Shahid Afridi, and Virender Sehwag have changed the batting style and the next-generation and contemporary batters have taken inspiration from them. They modified the whole approach towards batting.
Denis Amiss, the former English cricketer, scored the first century ever in 1972 while playing against Australia at Old Trafford. It came at a slow and steady pace. His innings consisted of 134 balls but the pace at which modern cricketers hit a century has considerably increased. Afterwards, a lot of players have scored centuries, however, the question is which betters scored the fastest 100 runs in One Day Internationals. Getting a century is one thing, but scoring it in the shortest time possible, that is in limited overs, is altogether another achievement which is commendable.
Read on to know which are the batsmen who have a record for the fastest hundred in ODI.
Batters Who Scored Fastest Hundred in ODI
AB de Villers vs West Indie - 31 Balls in January 2015
The South African better AB de Villers presently holds the top position for the fastest century in ODIs. He took only 31 balls to score a hundred. We all are acquainted with the hard-hitting ability of the batter on the ground. He can bash mercilessly without a pause. While playing against West Indies at the Wanderers Stadium, the South African team captain AB de Villers batted with aplomb and scored 149 runs in 44 balls at a rate of 338.63. The batter had set a commendable partnership with Hashim Amla and 192 runs came out of the partnership. He had hit nine 4s and an outstanding sixteen 6s while making the record.
AB de Villers fastest 100 innings was record-breaking and assisted the Proteas to 439/2 which is the fourth highest One Day International ever. West Indies proved to be no competition against the huge total and they lost the game by 148 runs.
Corey Anderson vs West Indies - 36 Balls in January 2014
Just before AB de Villers broke the record, Corey Anderson of New Zealand held the record for the fastest 100 runs in ODI. It was the West Indies again who were the opponents and Anderson scored his century in 36 balls at Queenstown. The match was held on New Years’ day. It was the 3rd ODI of the series of the West Indies tour of New Zealand. Anderson and Jesse Ryder set up a 191-run partnership and the former batter ended his innings at 131 from 47 balls with a run rate of 278.72. His innings consisted of fourteen 6s and six 4s. The Kiwis scored 283 and West Indies lost by 159 runs.
Shahid Afridi vs Sri Lanka - 37 Balls in October 1996
The former captain of Pakistan, Shahid Afridi maintains the third fastest century in the ODIs, which was the fastest for almost 18 years. He scored it against Sri Lanka in the year 1996. It was his first time batting in international cricket. The match was held at the KCA Centenary Tournament in Nairobi and the feisty all-rounder came in at the third position and established a partnership with the opener, Saeed Anwar. He scored the century in 37 balls with six 4s and eleven 6s with a strike rate of 255 during the innings. He lost the wicket 3 balls after completing the century and Pakistan scored a total of 371 beating their subcontinent rivals by 82 runs.
Mark Boucher vs Zimbabwe - 44 Balls in September 2006
One of the best batters of South Africa, Mark Boucher marked his name in the history of cricket with the fastest century. Playing against Zimbabwe, the wicketkeeper-batter obtained 100 runs in 44 runs. He came in at No. 4 and hit his century in 44 balls. He scored 147 runs in 68 balls at a run rate of 216.17 and his innings included eight 4s and ten 6s. South Africa hit a total of 400 for the second time in the year and won the match by 171 runs.
Brian Lara vs Bangladesh - 45 Balls in October 1999
The former West Indies captain, Brian Lara scored runs freely whether be it the ODIs or in Test Cricket. The Player who broke the record for the maximum runs in Test cricket twice is the fifth player who scored a quick century while playing the 2nd ODI of the West Indies’ tour of Bangladesh.
Lara opened the innings for the team and was one of the two players who scored more than 30 runs for the Indies. He scored his century in 45 balls and the batter went off the field at 117 in 62 balls at a rate of 188.70. His innings included eighteen 4s and four 6s and the West Indies scored a total of 314 and won the game by 109 runs.
The game of cricket is quite unpredictable and anything can happen at any moment. New formats have been introduced in the game and a lot of changes occurred in the playing style. The AB de Villers fastest hundred innings remain the fastest hundred till now. Follow CBTF My Tube for more information related to cricket.