The game of cricket has evolved with time, more and more advancement has been made to the game. Records which once was thought to be unbreakable were broken, new unorthodox shots were created and the mindset of players have changed immensely. Test cricket evolved into One Day Internationals and now Twenty20 games have changed the playing style and the pace of the game. There was a time when a run a ball hundred meant a great deal but things have turned with time. Let's find out the fastest hundreds in International ODI games:-
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5. The Prince Of Cricket - Brian Charles Lara
Cricket has witnessed many legends throughout its history but the impact of Brian Lara in the game will remain one of the greatest in West Indies and all over the world. Lara annihilated the Bangladeshi bowlers as he scored a quick fire century in 45 balls during a one day match on October 9, 1999. That innings is cherished and replayed back by fans and cricket lovers alike still today.
4. Boucher destroys Zimbabwe
Mark Boucher, who is considered one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen of South Africa, showed the brutal display of his batting talent against Zimbabwe on September 20, 2006. He scored 147 runs in the match to take his side's score to a mammoth 418. It took him 44 balls to reach his ton.
3. A new star is born - Boom Boom Afridi
Shahid Afridi took the cricketing world by storm on October 4, 1996 when he came out to bat against the Sri Lankan side and showed the talent he possessed. At an of 16, the Pakistani batsmen in his first ever international innings fired all cylinders as he went on to score a hundred in only 37 balls. At that time, no one ever witnessed such destructive batting and that made the innings that much more special.
2. Corey Anderson creates history against WI
It took 17 years for a cricketer to break the once thought invincible record of Shahid Afridi. He blasted sixes all over the park and bludgeoned the Caribbean side's bowlers to complete his century in 36 balls and set the new world record on New Year’s day in 2014,. Unfortunately, records are meant to be broken.
1. The Elegant deVilliers
One of the most versatile cricketers in the world, AB Devilliers, was at his devastating best when he hammered the West Indies bowlers at Johannesburg. The South African completed his ton after facing only 31 deliveries on January 18, 2015. He went on to score 147. He not only broke the hopes of the Indies bowlers but also broke the world record with elegance.