Top 5 Fastest Hundreds in the History of ODI Cricket

No one can’t avoid the fact that cricket rose to popularity after a steady decline for decades after the introduction of the shorter form game, with ODI Cricket making the way to T20I cricket. It will be interesting to know which players made some of the fastest batting records in the ODI cricket.

so here is the list of Top five fastest centuries in the One Day International Cricket

1. AB de Villiers – 31 balls

South African Cricketer, AB de Villiers currently holds the record for the fastest century in the ODI Cricket, he achieved century in 31 balls and scored 149 runs in the match against West Indies at Johannesburg in 2015.

AB de Villiers Fastest Century against West Indies
AB de Villiers Fastest Century against West Indies

2. Corey Anderson – 36 balls

New Zealand Cricketer, Corey Anderson currently holds the record for the second-fastest hundred in ODI Cricket, he slipped to the second spot after the De Villiers 31 ball century at Johannesburg, previously Corey Anderson used to hold this record with 36 balls hundred and he scored 131* runs against West Indies in that match at Queenstown in 2014 and remained unbeaten.

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Corey Anderson's Second-Fastest Century in ODI Cricket
Corey Anderson’s second-fastest Century in ODI Cricket against West Indies

3. Shahid Afridi – 37 balls

Pakistani Cricketer, Shahid Afridi scored a 37 ball hundred back In 1996 at Nairobi against Sri Lanka, he scored 102 runs in the match and this century held the record for the fastest century in ODI for the next 18 years until Corey Anderson broke the record in 2014.

Shahid Afridi century against Sri Lanka in 1996
Shahid Afridi century against Sri Lanka in 1996

4. Mark Boucher – 44 balls

South African Cricketer, Mark Boucher scored century of 44 balls and he scored 147 runs against Zimbabwe in this match at Potchefstroom in 2006 and remained unbeaten in the match.

Mark Boucher century against Zimbabwe in 2006
Mark Boucher century against Zimbabwe in 2006

5. Brian Lara – 45 balls

West Indies Cricketer, Brian Lara scored century of 45 balls and he scored 117 runs against Bangladesh in this match at Dhaka in 1999.

Brian Lara century against Bangladesh in 1999
Brian Lara century against Bangladesh in 1999

Interesting Fact: Both the current fastest centuries in ODI Cricket are scored against West Indies Cricket Team

Top 5 Fastest Hundreds in the History of ODI Cricket
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