Throwback to when New Zealand's Corey Anderson smashed a 36-ball ton on 1st January 2014

Corey Anderson blasted a 36-ball ton against West Indies on 1st January 2014 to break Shahid Afridi's record of fastest ODI ton. The 27-year-old's feat was later broken by AB de Villiers in 2015.

Throwback to when New Zealand's Corey Anderson smashed a 36-ball ton on 1st January 2014
Courtesy: Reuters

New Delhi: At one point in cricketing history, New Zealand's Corey Anderson had the record of fastest ODI ton – when he blasted a 36-ball ton against West Indies on 1st January 2014 to break Shahid Afridi's record of fastest ODI ton.

The 27-year-old Anderson's feat was later broken by AB de Villiers in 2015.

After being put to bat in the third ODI of the 2014 series in Queenstown (New Zealand) against West Indies, the Kiwis smashed 283/4 in 21 overs in a rain-drenched match. Jesse Ryder gave the Kiwis a flying start as he slammed a century. But Ryder's splendid innings was eclipsed by Corey's blitzkrieg of a 36-ball ton, which was then the fastest ton in ODI cricket history.

His knock included six fours and fourteen massive sixes.

West Indies could only manage 124/5 in the designated 21 overs and the hosts won the clash by a margin of 159 runs.

After his match-winning knock, the Christchurch native was quoted as saying, "Feels pretty good, nice to get the win too. I went out there thinking about ticking over some singles but you hit a couple of boundaries and you keep going."

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