We have seen cricket revive over the years, as now no score or no record is safe because cricket has gained momentum and now it has become more of a brand where people enjoy batsman hitting the ball hard and out of the Park.
We’ll be reviewing the top 10 hard hitting batsmen who over the years have scored fastest ODI century. The record belongs to the South African Mr. 360 – AB DE VILLIERS who scored a brilliant century of just 31 balls.
Below are List of Top 10 Batsmen Who scored Fast ODI Centuries:
1. Ab Devilliers (31 Balls)
Mr.360, a player known to hit the ball in every nook and corner of the ground broke the record with an unbelievable 31 ball hundred in an innings against West Indies which included a total tally of 16 sixes. Unbeliveable!
2. Corey Anderson (34 Balls)
A century of 34 balls by the New Zealand all-rounder saw a record which stood for so many years end. Out of nowhere Corey Anderson went berserk on 1st January 2014 where he made the West Indies attack travel all around the park.
3. Shahid Afridi (37 Balls)
Very early in his career in 1996, Afridi managed to score a century of just 37 balls A record which stood for more than a decade. He hit 11 sixes and made a name in the entire International Circuit.
4. Mark Boucher (44 Balls)
One of the greatest wicket keepers of all time, Mark Boucher who served South African cricket for a long time scored a brilliant century against Zimbabwe in 2006. He went on to score 148 in that.
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5. Brian Lara (45 Balls)
Known as one of the greats of the game, the West Indian legend also scored a century of just 45 balls in 1999 against the Bangladeshi side. With his classy technique he found all the available gaps on the field.
6. Shahid Afridi (45 Balls)
The only player to feature in this list twice, known as BOOM BOOM he only knew one way to play and that was to hit the ball out of the park . That is exactly what he did when he faced his arch rivals India in 2005 where he smashed them for a 102 of just 45 balls in a memorable knock.
7. Jesse Ryder (46 Balls)
The aggressive, powerful New Zealand opener also scored a century of 46 balls just year before Jos Buttler. Jese Ryder is considered to be a power house and used to give a flying start in the limited overs cricket but unfortunately faced an injury that has somewhat hindered his international career.
8. Jos Butler (46 Balls)
The modern day innovative English Wicket keeper scored a brilliant century against Pakistan in UAE of just 46 balls where he smashed 8 sixes in 2015. He has scored 4 centuries in his entire career and is one of the most wanted prospect currently for Franchise t20 cricket.
9. Sanath Jayasuria (48 Balls)
The aggressive left handed Srilankan opener used to blow away fast bowlers of the opposition side and this is exactly what he did in 1996 where he smacked the talented Pakistani bowlers all around the park and scored a century of 48 balls clearing the boundary for 11 times in that knock.
10. Kevin O Brien (50 Balls)
The Irish All-rounder played the knock of his life at perhaps the biggest stage possible where England were beaten for the first time by Ireland in 2011 world cup and knocked out of the tournament. He was able to score a century of just 50 balls and played a splendid 113 run knock for his man of the match performance.