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Who Holds the Record for the Fastest ODI Hundred for India?

Who Holds the Record for the Fastest ODI Hundred for India?

In this article, we look at the 10 fastest hundreds in ODIs for India. The record is held by Virat Kohli who achieved the feat in 52 balls in October 2013. Interestingly, only one of these innings was a world record at the time it was made: Azharuddin’s 62-ball century in 1988. Azhar’s record was broken by Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya when he scored a 48-ball hundred in 1996. Later that year, Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi made a hundred in 37 balls. That record lasted until 2014 when CJ Anderson achieved the feat in 36 balls. The current record of 31 balls was set by AB de Villiers in 2015.

1. Virat Kohli – 52 balls

India took on Australia in the 2nd match of a series played in Jaipur on 16 October 2013. Australia batted first and scored 359/5 in their allotted overs. When India replied, openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan put on 176 for the first wicket in 26.1 overs before Dhawan was out, caught behind off Faulkner. In walked Virat Kohli and helped India chase down the target with 9 wickets and 39 balls to spare. Kohli scored 100 not out in 52 balls with 7 fours and 8 sixes, setting the record for the fastest ODI century for India. 

2. Virender Sehwag – 60 balls

It was the 4th ODI of a series on India’s tour of New Zealand in Hamilton on 11 March 2009. New Zealand batted first and scored 270/5. In a rain-curtailed game, India scored 201/0 in 23.3 overs and won the match by 84 runs (D/L method). Sehwag, who opened the innings with Gautam Gambhir, made an unbeaten 125 in 74 balls with 14 fours and 6 sixes. Sehwag got to his century with a six on the 60th ball he faced.

3. Virat Kohli – 61 balls

In the 6th match of a series on Australia’s tour of India in Nagpur on 30 October 2013, the guests batted first and scored 350/6. Virat Kohli took guard after the dismissal of opener Rohit Sharma, with the scoreboard reading 178/1 in 29.3 overs. Kohli scored 115 off 66 balls with 18 fours and a six to guide India to a six-wicket win with three balls to spare. Kohli got to his hundred in 61 balls.

Who Holds the Record for the Fastest ODI Hundred for India?

4. Md Azharuddin – 62 balls

India hosted New Zealand in the 4th ODI of a series in Vadodara on 17 December 1988. Batting first, the Kiwis scored 278/3. In reply, India were 118/4 when Azhar came to the crease. He scored 108 not out off 65 balls with 10 fours and 3 sixes to get India over the line with 2 wickets and 17 balls to spare. Azhar got to his hundred in 62 balls, a world record at the time.

5. Yuvraj Singh – 65 balls

In the 1st ODI of a series on England’s tour of India in Rajkot on 14 November 2008, India batted first and piled up 387/5 in their allotted overs. Yuvraj Singh was India’s hero, scoring 138 not out in 78 balls with 16 fours and 6 sixes. In reply, England were bowled out for 229, making India the winners by 158 runs. Yuvi got to his hundred in 65 balls.

6. Kedar Jadhav – 65 balls

England batted first in Pune on 15 January 2017 in the 1st ODI of a series on their tour of India and made 350/7. Replying, India were reduced to 63/4 in 11.5 overs when Jadhav came to the wicket. He went on to score 120 off 76 balls with 4 fours and 12 sixes and by the time he got out with the scorecard reading 291/6 in 39.5 overs, he had set up a platform for India to win by 3 wickets with 11 balls to spare. Jadhav got to the three-digit number in 65 balls.

7. Suresh Raina – 66 balls

India faced Hong Kong in the 4th match of the Asia Cup in Karachi on 25 June 2008. Batting first, India scored 374/4 on the back of Raina’s swashbuckling innings of 101 off 68 balls, including 7 fours and 5 sixes. Raina came to bat with the scoreboard reading 159/3 and when he was out, India were 325/4 in 45.3 overs. Replying, Hong Kong got bowled out for 118, giving India a 256-run victory. Raina got to his hundred — with a six — in 66 deliveries.

8. Virender Sehwag – 66 balls

India took on Sri Lanka in the 1st match of a series in Rajkot on 15 December 2009. Batting first, India scored 414/7. Sehwag, who opened the innings with Tendulkar, became India’s top scorer with 146 off 102 balls, including 17 fours and 6 sixes. In reply, Sri Lanka, finished with 411/8, losing by a wafer-thin margin of three runs. Sehwag got to his century in 66 balls.

9. Yusuf Pathan – 68 balls

In the 5th ODI of a series on India’s tour of South Africa in Centurion on 23 January 2011, the hosts batted first and scored 250/9 in 46 overs in a match curtailed by rain. India were reduced to 60/5 when Yusuf Pathan walked in. Fighting a lone battle, he made 105 off 70 balls with 8 fours and 8 sixes. Unfortunately for Pathan and India, he did not receive enough support at the other end and India were bowled out for 234 in 40.2 overs, handing South Africa the win by 33 runs (D/L method). Yusuf got to his century with a six in 68 balls.

10. Virender Sehwag – 70 balls

Batting first in the 9th match of the Coca Cola Cup against India in Colombo on 2 August 2001, New Zealand scored 264/7 in their allotted overs. Replying, India got off to a flyer with openers Sehwag and Ganguly putting on 143 for the first wicket in 23.1 overs before Sehwag got out for 100 in 70 balls with 19 fours and a six. India went on to win the match with 7 wickets and 26 balls to spare.

Fastest Hundreds in ODI Cricket

The following is the list of the 10 fastest hundreds in ODI cricket.

Player Balls/Runs Year
1. AB de Villiers (RSA) 31 balls/ 149 2015
2. Corey Anderson (NZ) 36 balls/ 131* 2014
3. Shahid Afridi (PAK) 37 balls/ 102 1996
4. Mark Boucher (RSA) 44 balls/ 147* 2006
5. Brian Lara (WI) 45 balls/117 1999
6. Shahid Afridi (PAK) 45 balls/102 2005
7. JD Ryder (NZ) 46 balls/104 2014
8. JC Buttler (ENG) 46 balls/116 2015
9. ST Jayasuriya (SL) 48 balls/134 1996
10. JC Buttler (ENG) 50 balls/110 2019
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