Corey Anderson of New Zealand walks from the pitch at the end of the inning after scoring the fastest century in history during the third international one day cricket match between New Zealand and the West Indies in Queenstown on January 1, 2014. (AFP)
New Zealand's Corey Anderson clubbed the fastest century in the history of one-day international cricket â€” from 36 balls â€” as the hosts reached 283-4 from only 21 overs in Wednesday's rain-shortened third one-dayer against the West Indies.
The young all-rounder hit 12 sixes and four fours in his 100, beating, by one delivery, the 37-ball record of Shahid Afridi against Sri Lanka which has stood for almost 18 years.
Anderson finished on 131 not out from 47 balls, as New Zealand scored at an extraordinary 13 runs per over.
He put on 191 for the fourth wicket with Jesse Ryder who made 104 from 51 balls â€” the sixth-fastest century in one-day internationals. Ryder is in his comeback to international cricket after a two-year absence.