As cricket is the game of skills and talent. Batsman often get too much aggressive on the crease, playing big shots towards the boundaries and trying to hit every ball hardly. That depends on situation or on batsman’s mood. If they carry on hitting the ball towards the boundaries consistently, they come up with high scores for the team and achieve fastest fifties and centuries. Let’s discuss about Top 10 Cricketers With Fastest Centuries in ODI format!
10. Kevin O’Brien – Ireland
Score: 113 Balls: 50 Match: Ireland vs England Date: 02/03/2011
Jesse Ryder was born on 4 March, 1984, in Dublin, Ireland. He made one of the fastest centuries in ODI format, against England in 2011 by hitting 13 fours and 6 sixes. He got out on 113 and faced 63 balls in total.
9. Sanath Jayasuriya – Sri Lanka
Score: 134 Balls: 48 Match: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Date: 02/04/1996
Sanath Jayasuriya was born on 30 June, 1969, in Matara, Dominion of Cylon. He made one of the fastest centuries in ODI format, against Pakistan in 1996 by hitting 11 fours and 11 sixes. He got out on 134 and faced 65 balls in total.
8. Jos Buttler – England
Score: 116* Balls: 46 Match: England vs Pakistan Date: 20/11/2015
Jos Buttler was born on 8 September, 1990, in Taunton, UK. He recently made one of the fastest centuries in ODI format, against Pakistan by hitting 10 fours and 8 sixes. He stayed not out on 116 and faced 52 balls in total.
7. Jesse Ryder – New Zealand
Score: 104 Balls: 46 Match: New Zealand vs West Indies Date: 01/01/2014
Jesse Ryder was born on 6 Auguest, 1984, in Masterton, New Zealand. He made one of the fastest centuries in ODI format, against West Indies in 2014 by hitting 12 fours and 5 sixes. He got out on 104 and faced 51 balls in total.
6. Shahid Afridi – Pakistan
Score: 102 Balls: 45 Match: Pakistan vs India Date: 15/04/2005
Shahid Afridi was born on 1 March, 1980, in Khyber Agency, Pakistan. He made one of the fastest centuries in ODI format, against India in 2005 by hitting 10 fours and 9 sixes. He got out on 102 and faced 46 balls in total.
5. Brian Lara – West Indies
Score: 117 Balls: 45 Match: West Indies vs Bangladesh Date: 09/10/1999
Brian Lara was born on 2 May, 1969, in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago. He made one of the fastest centuries in ODI format, against Bangladesh in 1999 by hitting 18 fours and 4 sixes. He got out on 117 and faced 62 balls in total.
4. Mark Boucher – South Africa
Score: 147* Balls: 44 Match: South Africa vs Zimbabwe Date: 20/09/2006
Mark Boucher was born on 3 December, 1976, in East London, South Africa. He made one of the fastest centuries in ODI format, against Zimbabwe in 2006 by hitting 8 fours and 10 sixes. He stayed not out on 147 and faced 68 balls in total.
3. Shahid Afridi – Pakistan
Score: 102 Balls: 37 Match: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Date: 04/10/1996
Shahid Afridi was born on 1 March, 1980, in Khyber Agency, Pakistan. He made one of the fastest centuries earlier in 1996 against Sri Lanka by hitting 6 fours and 11 sixes, which made him the fastest centurion in ODI format. He got out on 102 and faced 40 balls in total. He remained the fastest centurion for 18 years, but then finally, Corey Anderson managed to break his record in 2014.
2. Corey Anderson – New Zealand
Score: 131* Balls: 36 Match: New Zealand vs West Indies Date: 01/01/2014
Corey Anderson was born on 13 December, 1990, in Christchurch, New Zealand. He became the fastest centurion, breaking Afridi’s record after 18 years when he played aggressive inning against West Indies in 2014 by hitting 6 fours and 14 sixes. He stayed not out for 131 and faced 47 balls in total. His record remained for one year and was broken by AB De Villiers in 2015.
1. AB De Villiers – South Africa
Score: 149 Balls: 31 Match: South Africa vs West Indies Date: 18/01/2015
AB De Villiers was born on 17 February, 1984, in Pretoria, South Africa. He currently is the fastest centurion in cricket’s ODI format. He broke Corey Anderson’s record just after 1 year, making very fastest century against West Indies earlier this year by hitting 9 fours and 16 sixes. He got out on 149 and faced 44 balls in total. What do you think? Who is going to break his record? Any guess?
That’s all! Here we have all the Top 10 Cricketers who have managed to hit fastest centuries in their career. What do you think? Who else is going to make it to the Top 10 Centurions list? Any guess?
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