Saturday, March 28, 2009

Virender Sehwag gets India's fastest ODI hundred

Sehwag smashed Kiwi bowlers in the 4th ODI between New Zealand and India and got his hundred off just 60 balls, the fastest by ay Indian in ODI cricket. He completed his hundred in a superb fashion hitting a six in the ball of Daniel Vettori and making his score 103 in the 19th over. This is the 11th ODI hundred for india. Sehwag remained not out on 125 off 74 balls hitting 6 sixes and 14 fours as India won the match by D/L method.
Just 1 ball before Sehwag completed his hundred, Gambhir made his 50 off 52 balls. At that stage India were 164/0. Sehwag's hundred is of course the fastest by any Indian but also the 7th fastest ODI hundred. Before this Mohammad Azharuddin had got his hundred in 62 balls.
Here are the fastest ODI hundreds for India:

60V Sehwag
62M Azharuddin108*NZBaroda (MP)1988
64Yuvraj Singh
66SK Raina 101HKKarachi2008
69V Sehwag100NZColombo (SSC)2001
71SR Tendulkar124*ZimSharjah1998
73Yuvraj Singh 103EngMargao2006

Here are the fastest ODI hundreds (overall):

10237116Shahid AfridiPakistan v Sri LankaNairobi04/10/1996
147*44108MV BoucherSouth Africa v ZimbabwePotchefstroom20/09/2006
11745418BC LaraWest Indies v BangladeshDhaka09/10/1999
10245910Shahid AfridiPakistan v IndiaKanpur15/04/2005
134481111ST JayasuriyaSri Lanka v PakistanSingapore02/04/1996
13055616ST JayasuriyaSri Lanka v BangladeshKarachi30/06/2008
V SehwagIndia v New ZealandHamilton11/03/2009
10862310M AzharuddinIndia v New ZealandBaroda17/12/1988
15764123ST JayasuriyaSri Lanka v NetherlandsAmstelveen04/07/2006
138*64616Yuvraj SinghIndia v EnglandRajkot14/11/2008

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