One Day International (ODI) Cricket matches have always been a craze among all age groups of people. Nowadays, cricket is believed to be the game of Batsmen. Batsmen set new records everyday with their fantastic batting performances. Some of the most popular records for both players and viewers are highest centuries, highest sixes, and fastest centuries in one day cricket. Highest scores can be set in ODI Cricket, if batsmen stay long time at the pitch. If the batsman made a century in fewer balls then he includes his name in the best batsmen who have scored fastest century in ODI Cricket.
ODI Cricket matches are very competitive so the team and especially batsman needs to score as rapidly as possible. ODI Cricket matches are started by two aggressive batsmen, who are called openers. Success of a team depends on the top order batsmen because they can give a good start to tailenders to set a huge score for rival team and after all first impression is the last impression so high target definitely put the pressure on rival team. The team is provided with an atmosphere of insuperability and the bowlers are allowed to take chances by a solid top order batsman. Many batsmen have made the mark of fastest hundred in the history of World Cup. Top 10 fastest century in ODI Cricket are given below.
Top 10 Fastest Century in ODI Cricket:
10.) Virendra Sehwag (in 60 balls):
Virendra Sehwag is an Indian player. In March 2009, he played against New Zealand in Hamilton and scored 125* runs in which 14 fours and 6 sixes were included.
9.) AB de Villiers (in 58 balls):
AB de Villiers is a South African player. He played against India in Ahmedabad in February 2010. With the help of 11 fours and 3 sixes, he scored 102* runs.
8.) Sanath Jayasuriya (in 55 balls):
Sanath Jayasuriya is a Sri Lankan player. In June 2008, he played against Bangladesh in Karachi and scored 130 runs in which 16 fours and 6 sixes were included.
7.) Shahid Afridi (in 53 balls):
Shahid Afridi is a Pakistani player. He played against Bangladesh in Dambulla in June 2010. With the help of 17 fours and 4 sixes, he scored 124 runs.
6.) Kevin O'Brien (in 50 balls):
Kevin O'Brien is a player of Ireland. He played against England in Bengaluru in March 2011 and scored 113 runs in which 13 fours and 6 sixes were included.
5.) Sanath Jayasuriya (in 48 balls):
Sanath Jayasuriya is a Sri Lankan player. In April 1996, he played against Pakistan in Singapore. With the help of 11 fours and 11 sixes, he scored 134 runs.
4.) Shahid Afridi (in 45 balls):
Shahid Afridi is a player of Pakistan. He played against India in Kanpur in April 2005 and scored 102 runs in which 10 fours and 9 sixes were included.
3.) Brian Lara (in 45 balls):
Brian Lara is a West Indies player. In October 1999, he played against Bangladesh in Dhaka. With the help of 18 fours and 4 sixes, he scored 117 runs.
2.) Mark Boucher (in 44 balls):
Mark Boucher is a player of South Africa. He played against Zimbabwe in P'stroom in September 2006 and scored 147 runs in which 8 fours and 10 sixes were included.
1.) Shahid Afridi (in 37 balls):
Shahid Afridi is a Pakistani player. In October 1996, he played against Sri Lanka in Nairobi. With the help of 6 fours and 11 sixes, he scored 102 runs.
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