Fastest century in odi cricket matches
Recently at Rajkot, on 14 Nov 2008, Yuvraj Singh scored a 64 ball century against England.. This was the second fastest 100 by an Indian behind 62 ball thriller by Mohammad Azharuddin against New Zealand at Baroda in 17 December 1988.
Internationally – Yuvraj’s hundred stood at 8th position.
Yuvraj was injured, and hence, had Gautam Gambhir as runner (trick?). Otherwise, I’m sure this Punjab Left hander could have scored thefirst double century in one day Internationals as well.
Questions poured in at itsonlycricket answers, asking for lists of exceptionally quick 100s ever made in one day international cricket.. I’ve done one better, and included the list fastest century ever made by all test playing nations, cause I firmly believe this record is also going to change frequently due to the kind of bats batsmen use these days and the evolution of Twenty20 games.
Currently, Shahid Afridi of Pakistan holds the record of fastest century in one day cricket match.. Afridi reached his fifty off 18 balls.