Ball-by-ball update of Corey Anderson`s fastest ODI ton against West Indies
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Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 01:03
  
Ball-by-ball update of Corey Anderson`s fastest ODI ton against West IndiesZee Media Bureau/Suyash Srivastava

New Zealand cricketer Corey Anderson played an incredible knock against West Indies in the 3rd ODI match played at Queenstown Events Centre where he slammed a 36-ball ton – a world record in ODIs.

The previous record was held by Shahid Afridi who had slammed a 37-ball ton, 17 years ago. Here is a ball-by-ball update of how Anderson reached to the three-figure mark.

Ball 1: Anderson got off the mark with a single of Nikita Miller`s ball.

Ball 2: Anderson defended the scond ball he faced from Dwayne Bravo towards leg-side for no run.

Ball 3: The third ball faced by Anderson was a short of a length delivery which he smashed towards midwicket for a boundary!

Ball 4: Anderson took a single off the fourth ball which he worked towards mid off.

Ball 5: The fifth ball faced by Anderson was from Miller which was a dot ball.

Ball 6: Anderson worked his sixth ball of the innings for a single towards midwicket.

Ball 7: The seventh ball faced by Anderson was from Sunil Narine and it was pitched in his zone, as the left-hander clobbered it over midwicket for a SIX!

Ball 8: Anderson played a cut shot off Narine towards deep cover for a single.

Ball 9: Anderson just managed a bottom edge off this ball which didn`t produce any run.

Ball 10: Anderson played it over point for a couple.

Ball 11: Anderson played another cut shot through point for a single.

Ball 12: It was the first ball of James Holder`s third over and Anderson whacked it straight down the ground for a boundary!

Ball 13: Holder followed it with a poor delivery slightly down the leg side, and Anderson slapped that over deep square leg for a SIX!

Ball 14: Anderson drove it towards long on for a single.

Ball 15: It was the first delivery of Narine`s fourth over, Anderson got on one knee and launched it over deep square leg for a SIX!

Ball 16: On this occasion, Narine pitched the delivery slightly outside the off-stump, but Anderson had made some room for himself by moving down the leg side, and he hit it over wide of long-off for another SIX!

Ball 17: Anderson played it towards covers for no run.

Ball 18: This was a quicker delivery from Narine, Anderson was ready for it, as he convincingly smashed it over deep midwicket for his third SIX of the over!

Ball 19: Anderson defended it for no run.

Ball 20: Anderson reached his half-century in emphatic style as he picked a short one from Narine and hit it over deep midwicket for a flat SIX!

Ball 21: Anderson worked this ball from Bravo over point for a single.

Ball 22: Bravo`s delivery on this occasion was inches short of being called a wide and Anderson couldn`t connect with it.

Ball 23: Bravo on this occasion bowled a yorker and Anderson played it back to the bowler for no run.

Ball 24: Bravo ended his second over with a length ball and Anderson smashed that over long on for another SIX!

Ball 25: Ravi Rampaul`s delivery had some width on offer and Anderson slapped it over extra cover for a SIX!

Ball 26: Rampaul followed it with another half-volley and Anderson stood inside the crease and launched it over long-on for another SIX!

Ball 27: Anderson hit his third consecutive SIX of the over as he convincingly whacked a short of a length delivery over deep midwicket for half a dozen!

Ball 28: The carnage didn`t stop there, Rampul tried to target Anderson`s pads and the left-hander flicked it over deep midwicket for his fourth consecutive SIX of the over.

Ball 29: Anderson worked it towards the cover region for a single.

Ball 30: Anderon played a dot ball after quite some time, as he worked one from Bravo towards cover for no runs.

Ball 31: Anderson got a bottom edge towards fine leg and took a single, moved to 85.

Ball 32: Simmons to Anderson - It wasn`t a well timed shot from Anderson, but it had got enough bat on it to run for a boundary through midwicket.

Ball 33: Simmons to Anderson - Anderson created some room for himself on the off-side and worked the ball over extra cover for a boundary. He had now reached 93 off 33 balls and needed to score seven runs from three balls to break Shahid Afridi`s record of the fastest ODI ton that came off 37 balls.

Ball 34: Anderson took a single towards long on.

Ball 35: Simmons to Anderson – Anderson managed just another single and reached to 95 off 35 balls. He now needed a six off the next ball to break Afridi`s record.

Ball 36: It was a poor delivery from Miller, pitched slightly down the leg side and Anderson pulled it for a MASSIVE SIX over deep square leg and also registered his name in the history books for the fastest ODI ton!

It was a magnificent knock from the left-hander, and even after reaching his ton, he went on to score 131 from 47 balls and remained unbeaten towards the end. The Kiwis comprehensively won the match by 159 runs.

First Published: Friday, January 03, 2014, 01:03


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