Mesmerizing Jos Buttler scores joint seventh fastest ODI ton
Buttler hit 10 fours and eight sixes in an overall 116 not out from 52 balls.
New Delhi: England's wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler became the joint seventh fastest to score an ODI ton off just 46 balls on Friday.
He achieved the feat against Pakistan in the ongoing fourth ODI at UAE. Buttler also broke England record of the fastest ton in this process.
Buttler hit 10 fours and eight sixes in an overall 116 not out from 52 balls as England posted 355-5.
He has now scored the three fastest England centuries in the 50-over game, along with a 66-ball hundred against New Zealand in June. He was well supported by Jason Roy who scored his maiden ton in ODIs and Joe Root (71) on Friday.
Buttler was dropped from the Test side against Pakistan earlier and he has repaid his faith with this brutal knock.
Fellow England all-rounder Ben Stokes praised Buttler and stated some people will have different views now of Buttler.
Think some people will now have a few different words to describe Jos after that complete dismantling of the Pakistan bowling attack....
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) November 20, 2015
Here is the list of the fastest ODI tons (top 8). Balls in bracket indicate the number when the century was scored.
AB de Villiers (SA): 149 (31)
Corey Anderson (NZ): 131* (36)
Shahid Afridi (PAK): 102 (37)
Mark Boucher (SA): 147* (44)
Brian Lara (WI): 117 (45)
Shahid Afridi (PAK): 102 (45)
Jesse Ryder (NZ): 104 (46)
Jos Buttler (ENG): 116* (46)