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MUMBAI: News Zealander batsman Corey Anderson hit the fastest 36-ball century in ODI against the West Indies at Queenstown in New Zealand on Wednesday.
In a rain-hit ODI which was curtailed to 21 overs, the left-handed all-rounder hit 12 sixes and four fours to smash the fastest 36-ball century, surpassing Pakistani batsman Shahid Afridi’s record of 37-ball century against Sri Lanka in Nairobi in 1996.
Anderson remained not out on 131, with 14 sixes. Interestingly, India’s Rohit Sharma holds the record of 16 sixes in ODIs, followed by Australian batsman Shane Watson with 15 sixes.
Jesse Ryder at the other end also compiled a 46-ball century – the sixth fastest – and the two batsmen put up a record 191-run fourth-wicket partnership for News Zealand.
New Zealand scored 283 for four from their 21 overs.
The West Indies were crushed by the Kiwis – also known as Black Caps – with a 158-run defeat.