The new year of 2014 started with a bang at Queenstown, as Corey Anderson of New Zealand broke the 18-year old record of the fastest ODI hundred. The previous record was set in 1996 by Shahid Afridi off 37 balls, Corey did it in 36!
Corey’s fast & furious hundred took New Zealand to 283 in just 21 overs against West Indies! It was a shortened ODI match at Queenstown. Not only Corey, but also Jesse Ryder made a quick 104 off 51, but not as quickly as Corey! Corey remained unbeaten at 131 off just 47 deliveries, with a strike rate of 278.72!
Most of Corey’s runs that day came from sixes, as he knocked 14 huge sixes out of the park, only 2 short of Rohit Sharma’s 16 sixes, which is the most in an innings. In the end, New Zealand won the match by a huge 159-run margin.
Corey’s record stood for a year only, before the current record holder AB De Villiers made an even more amazing 31-ball hundred at Johannesburg in January 2015, against West Indies as well!