New Zealand v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Queenstown January 1, 2014

Anderson hits fastest ODI century in mismatch

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New Zealand 283 for 4 in 21 overs (Anderson 131*, Ryder 104) beat West Indies 124 for 5 (Bravo 56*) by 159 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

A record that stood for more than 17 years was finally broken on New Year's Day in 2014. Corey Anderson bludgeoned the West Indies bowlers to score the fastest ODI century, off just 36 balls, eclipsing the record of 37 set by a 16-year-old Shahid Afridi in 1996. Anderson finished unbeaten on 131 and such was his savagery that he even managed to overshadow Jesse Ryder, who motored to the sixth quickest ODI century of all time. The pair powered New Zealand to a scarcely believable 283 in just 21 overs.

This, after there were fears of yet another washout. The chase turned out to be a mere formality as West Indies limped to 124 for 5, having lost the game in the head the moment they walked back to the dressing room for the short innings break.

Irrespective of the format, this was the fastest ever international century. While it's true that the grounds in New Zealand are not the biggest, many, if not all, of Anderson's hits would have cleared the rope at any venue across the world. He blasted 14 sixes, two behind Rohit Sharma's world record of 16 and New Zealand's sixes tally stood at 22, another world record. India hit 19 sixes in the same match in which Rohit smashed 209 against Australia, but that was off 50 overs. New Zealand managed all those in just 21. West Indies' bowling figures were similarly remarkable, for the least expensive economy rate was 11, by Nikita Miller.

Anderson and Ryder, both powerful left-handers, were proving hard to distinguish in the middle. Dwayne Bravo inserted New Zealand in what he thought was good bowling conditions but New Zealand batted like they were on a different planet. Length balls were punished, the fuller ones scooped and the shorter stuff biffed square of the wicket. The margin for error was so little that the exasperated attack failed to find the right lengths to contain the batsmen. Toe crushers seemed the only solution, but there were hardly any.

Walking in at the fall of Ross Taylor's wicket in the eighth over, Anderson scored his first boundary by pulling Bravo one bounce to deep midwicket. He then sent Sunil Narine several rows over deep midwicket and it was the first of several hits in the region. There was a competition for spectators, wearing orange t-shirts, to bag $100,000 for taking one-handed catches. Anderson and Ryder gave the crowd plenty of chances, but none of the spectators could win the jackpot.

Even the umpire had to take cover when an Anderson biff off Jason Holder scorched to the straight boundary. Two bowlers who bore the brunt of Anderson were Sunil Narine and Ravi Rampaul, who conceded four sixes in an over each. Against Narine, Anderson employed the slog and cleared the area between deep midwicket and long-on. One of those landed several yards behind the last row of spectators and another brought up his fifty, off just 20 balls.

Rampaul was punished for bowling too full and he gave away four consecutive sixes, including one that looked like a mis-hit, but still had enough mileage to clear long-off. Narine and Rampaul conceded 24 and 26 respectively and the prospects of scoring the fastest ODI century was more than a reality, as Anderson ended the Rampaul over needing 16 off seven balls. Given his manic scoring rate, the world record was seriously under threat.

Consecutive boundaries took him to 93 of 33, the second of those, off Lendl Simmons, being an ungainly slash to backward point. He ended that over on 95 off 35 and nothing less than a six was needed off his next ball to seal the record. As it happened, the planets were aligned at the right moment and Anderson brought up the record with a massive slog over long leg off Miller.

Anderson broke the very record that announced Afridi to international cricket - his first innings for Pakistan, in his second match, at the Nairobi Gymkhana against a Sri Lanka attack that had only months earlier helped win them the World Cup. Afridi's knock ended at 101 but Anderson didn't stop there. An audacious slap over cover off a Bravo slower ball that looped ever so slowly outside off, was symptomatic of the control he had over the bowling.

In the midst of Anderson's carnage, it was easy to forget the significance of Ryder's century, more for himself. This was only his second match for New Zealand since the horrific incident outside a Christchurch pub last year where he was assaulted and hospitalised. Ryder was miraculously back on his feet before the domestic season and won his place back in the ODI squad.

The initial pyrotechnics from Brendon McCullum set it up for Ryder to swing his arms. True to his style, Ryder's shots were effortless. He was able to loft through the line with ease, pull the seamers nonchalantly when they bowled too straight. Half-volleys were pierced wide of the packed off-side field and a six over long-off brought up his fifty off 23 balls. Three boundaries in an over off Bravo helped him speed towards his century and he got there with a single to short fine leg in the 19th over. It was also the sixth-fastest ODI ton, off just 46 balls.

The match was a no-contest by the end of the fourth over, with West Indies tottering at 19 for 3. There was no choice but to play in fifth gear, and in the process fell to fielders in the deep. Ryder, who could do nothing wrong, too helped himself to a wicket. Bravo helped himself to 56, but it was inconsequential - his side was totally outclassed.

With the series tied at 1-1, the teams head to Nelson, another popular holiday destination. They will hope for better weather. Those who braved the cold in Queenstown and stayed on were truly rewarded.

Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • on January 1, 2014, 10:33 GMT

    I have been watching cricket for almost 20 years, and Shahid Afridis century of 37 deliveries has stuck with me ever since. Every time a player is even close to getting a quick-ball-century, be it T20 ODI's or Test, I am always reminded of Shahid Afridi's 37ball ton as a kind of barometer. No one has come near it (at international level) So for me to witness this innings was something special. A masterclass display of power hitting. The game was was effectively a T20 match (rain reduced overs) against one of the finest T20 teams going around today, it doesn't matter if you are Indian, NZer, Australian even West Indian you cannot take any credit away from Corey Anderson. Well done champ!!

  • kasifdotinfo on January 1, 2014, 8:31 GMT

    Many will be disappointed to see a "classic" ODI record broken in this new era of crash, bang, boom. Some will discredit Anderson, claiming that he was enabled by rule changes, weakened attacks, and shortened boundaries. However, few of these people will have actually seen his innings.

    It was glorious. Anderson's was a supreme display of power hitting, essentially in a T20 match but against one of the world's best T20 teams, and with an incredible backdrop to add to the atmosphere of the occasion.

    Considering the incredibly profound implications this likely has for Anderson's career and financial situation, given that the IPL auction is just around the corner, this might be considered, from the batsman's own perspective, the single greatest innings in cricket history.

  • neil99 on January 6, 2014, 1:37 GMT

    The boundaries are so small on this ground a child could hit sixes at will. This record is a joke.

  • Karthik78 on January 4, 2014, 18:05 GMT

    India won last u19 world (in Australia against Aus in final), last world cup (senior team in India), and last mini world cup (senior team in England against England in final). This period is truly Golden cricket for India. Now India u19 won Asia cup and golden period is extending. Lot of talent is in India and they can easily produce another international team.

  • on January 3, 2014, 22:01 GMT

    Admit guys that punch happen but there is no comparission b/w among performance- if you see Afridi knock, he stuck it on neutral venue against world champion current dated Sri Lanka. The bowling skill along Murli, Vaas, Arvinda, Jaysuriya as well. But here Corey made it against W.I who have low power bowling skill. As we knew all 5 wickets taken by one bowler are not important, which 3 wickets taken on crucial stage.

  • DaGameChanger on January 2, 2014, 16:44 GMT

    It was just matter of time when this record will be broken..I think the more difficult one would be to beat Yuvraj Singh 12 ball 50 runs. That's insane hitting that too against like of Broad and Freddie.

  • Back-Foot-Cringe on January 2, 2014, 16:29 GMT

    @chechong0114 "Hundreds of comments are coming in on this website about how proud the NZ people are that the record has been broken where are those people on game day. . . . [I]f we are claiming to love, like or even have any interest in the game then we have to do a better job at showing our support."

    The weather was rainy & cold & the match was delayed for hours & in jeopardy of being cancelled. This explains the small spectator turnout, as you'd expect under these circumstances. Of course, the crowd that was there was vocal & enthusiastic. On a nicer day with a full 50-over game you'd naturally see far healthier gate receipts. So?

    Already, with the match having been shown live & then replayed on ESPN, millions of cricket fans worldwide would surely have watched it, especially to witness the performances of Anderson & Ryder.

    NZ cricket got a huge boost, one must assume. IPL took notice, I'm sure, & will take a closer look at Kiwi players. Anderson a soon-to-be millionaire?

  • Midnight1131 on January 2, 2014, 16:21 GMT

    Congratulation Corey Anderson, that was one of the best innings I've ever seen.

  • Back-Foot-Cringe on January 2, 2014, 15:55 GMT

    @Harmony111 "@Back-Foot-Cringe: What is a dust bowl? Is that bad for cricket?"

    1) Dust bowl = pitch giving excessive advantage to batter for its habitual slowness, predictability & low bounce, chews up shiny surface of ball in shorter time, offers precious little to seam bowlers, is a flat-track belter in other words.

    2) Any pitch that typically gives excessive advantage to either bat or ball isn't good for cricket, for players & spectators. Same can be said for any rule or tactic giving excessive advantage, e.g., fast leg theory/bodyline. If the game allowed this, batters would be ducking all day or getting hit on their upper bodies or making mishits to a packed leg field. Who'd want to play or watch? So, who wants to watch batters punishing bowlers all day in a dust bowl?

    Queenstown pitch seemed to be a fair, sporting one. Guptill looked at sea against Holder early on. Then McCullum, Ryder, Anderson came in, got big runs. Then NZ bowlers dried up WI runs & got wickets.

  • chechong0114 on January 2, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    If cricket is going to be played in sub standard venues like the current ones and it does not matter whether boards or cricketers make money or not, then is it right for the ICC to investigate Lou Vincent and the other NZ players named in this recent scandal. Lets just say Lou Vincent did throw a match away for money which we have no proof he did, should they even make an issue of it. Cricketers are normal human beings like all of us and they have bills and kids and expenses like the ordinary man not to mention that cricket gear is very expensive, where is their reward at the end of the day when people are saying that $35 is too much to pay to watch a game. Hundreds of comments are coming in on this website about how proud the NZ people are that the record has been broken where are those people on game day. This is all that I am trying to say, if we are claiming to love, like or even have any interest in the game then we have to do a better job at showing our support.

  • on January 1, 2014, 10:33 GMT

    I have been watching cricket for almost 20 years, and Shahid Afridis century of 37 deliveries has stuck with me ever since. Every time a player is even close to getting a quick-ball-century, be it T20 ODI's or Test, I am always reminded of Shahid Afridi's 37ball ton as a kind of barometer. No one has come near it (at international level) So for me to witness this innings was something special. A masterclass display of power hitting. The game was was effectively a T20 match (rain reduced overs) against one of the finest T20 teams going around today, it doesn't matter if you are Indian, NZer, Australian even West Indian you cannot take any credit away from Corey Anderson. Well done champ!!

  • kasifdotinfo on January 1, 2014, 8:31 GMT

    Many will be disappointed to see a "classic" ODI record broken in this new era of crash, bang, boom. Some will discredit Anderson, claiming that he was enabled by rule changes, weakened attacks, and shortened boundaries. However, few of these people will have actually seen his innings.

    It was glorious. Anderson's was a supreme display of power hitting, essentially in a T20 match but against one of the world's best T20 teams, and with an incredible backdrop to add to the atmosphere of the occasion.

    Considering the incredibly profound implications this likely has for Anderson's career and financial situation, given that the IPL auction is just around the corner, this might be considered, from the batsman's own perspective, the single greatest innings in cricket history.

  • neil99 on January 6, 2014, 1:37 GMT

    The boundaries are so small on this ground a child could hit sixes at will. This record is a joke.

  • Karthik78 on January 4, 2014, 18:05 GMT

    India won last u19 world (in Australia against Aus in final), last world cup (senior team in India), and last mini world cup (senior team in England against England in final). This period is truly Golden cricket for India. Now India u19 won Asia cup and golden period is extending. Lot of talent is in India and they can easily produce another international team.

  • on January 3, 2014, 22:01 GMT

    Admit guys that punch happen but there is no comparission b/w among performance- if you see Afridi knock, he stuck it on neutral venue against world champion current dated Sri Lanka. The bowling skill along Murli, Vaas, Arvinda, Jaysuriya as well. But here Corey made it against W.I who have low power bowling skill. As we knew all 5 wickets taken by one bowler are not important, which 3 wickets taken on crucial stage.

  • DaGameChanger on January 2, 2014, 16:44 GMT

    It was just matter of time when this record will be broken..I think the more difficult one would be to beat Yuvraj Singh 12 ball 50 runs. That's insane hitting that too against like of Broad and Freddie.

  • Back-Foot-Cringe on January 2, 2014, 16:29 GMT

    @chechong0114 "Hundreds of comments are coming in on this website about how proud the NZ people are that the record has been broken where are those people on game day. . . . [I]f we are claiming to love, like or even have any interest in the game then we have to do a better job at showing our support."

    The weather was rainy & cold & the match was delayed for hours & in jeopardy of being cancelled. This explains the small spectator turnout, as you'd expect under these circumstances. Of course, the crowd that was there was vocal & enthusiastic. On a nicer day with a full 50-over game you'd naturally see far healthier gate receipts. So?

    Already, with the match having been shown live & then replayed on ESPN, millions of cricket fans worldwide would surely have watched it, especially to witness the performances of Anderson & Ryder.

    NZ cricket got a huge boost, one must assume. IPL took notice, I'm sure, & will take a closer look at Kiwi players. Anderson a soon-to-be millionaire?

  • Midnight1131 on January 2, 2014, 16:21 GMT

    Congratulation Corey Anderson, that was one of the best innings I've ever seen.

  • Back-Foot-Cringe on January 2, 2014, 15:55 GMT

    @Harmony111 "@Back-Foot-Cringe: What is a dust bowl? Is that bad for cricket?"

    1) Dust bowl = pitch giving excessive advantage to batter for its habitual slowness, predictability & low bounce, chews up shiny surface of ball in shorter time, offers precious little to seam bowlers, is a flat-track belter in other words.

    2) Any pitch that typically gives excessive advantage to either bat or ball isn't good for cricket, for players & spectators. Same can be said for any rule or tactic giving excessive advantage, e.g., fast leg theory/bodyline. If the game allowed this, batters would be ducking all day or getting hit on their upper bodies or making mishits to a packed leg field. Who'd want to play or watch? So, who wants to watch batters punishing bowlers all day in a dust bowl?

    Queenstown pitch seemed to be a fair, sporting one. Guptill looked at sea against Holder early on. Then McCullum, Ryder, Anderson came in, got big runs. Then NZ bowlers dried up WI runs & got wickets.

  • chechong0114 on January 2, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    If cricket is going to be played in sub standard venues like the current ones and it does not matter whether boards or cricketers make money or not, then is it right for the ICC to investigate Lou Vincent and the other NZ players named in this recent scandal. Lets just say Lou Vincent did throw a match away for money which we have no proof he did, should they even make an issue of it. Cricketers are normal human beings like all of us and they have bills and kids and expenses like the ordinary man not to mention that cricket gear is very expensive, where is their reward at the end of the day when people are saying that $35 is too much to pay to watch a game. Hundreds of comments are coming in on this website about how proud the NZ people are that the record has been broken where are those people on game day. This is all that I am trying to say, if we are claiming to love, like or even have any interest in the game then we have to do a better job at showing our support.

  • wc1992 on January 2, 2014, 13:13 GMT

    this should not be given as international standard because its was 21 over and was played in rain ....................i dont think it will be remembered or given as same status as Afridi 100

  • fguy on January 2, 2014, 13:06 GMT

    so postage stamp sized grounds with dead flat pitches exist everywhere in the world it seems. add NZ to that list

  • Ramesh825807 on January 2, 2014, 12:10 GMT

    Corey really deserves for the greatest record. But will be broken in this year itself. Let us wait and watch. will be the million dollar baby on IPL'2014?

  • KnightRider12155 on January 2, 2014, 10:02 GMT

    MARK MY WORDS guys! Afridi will break this record and get the fastest ODI ton under his name again!

  • on January 2, 2014, 8:30 GMT

    @bouncer709........the guy is joking, an Indian can never break this record......u need players who eat Non-Veg food, most of the Indian players are Vegetarian, where will the power come from.....Indian players are timers of the ball not hard hitters, maybe Dhoni is an exception

  • sachin_vvsfan on January 2, 2014, 8:12 GMT

    @Preeni_Chennai I am an Indian but LOL at your comments. And BTW i think Rohit hit those 16 sixes against Aus not WI on our home pitches . I don't know the size of the ground but i guess that ground also was small.

    So there is one millionaire in making from NZ this year.

  • Naresh28 on January 2, 2014, 7:30 GMT

    NEW ZEALAND CRICKET is going through some great times at last. Batting, fielding and bowling looking good!!! Well done!!! Indian fan

  • bouncer709 on January 2, 2014, 7:08 GMT

    @Preeni_Chennai: Typical Desperate Indian fan because of their team thrashed in SA. Dhoni is around for 12 years, So why did not break it early.

  • icoins on January 2, 2014, 7:00 GMT

    Don't bomb my afiftyfive A55 but the Qt ground is no smaller than where Shahih scored his runs.... No body remembers 2nd place.... New Official Record get over it

  • Reid84 on January 2, 2014, 6:48 GMT

    Well done Anderson for booming out fizzle boom fizzle's record.

  • Pradeepmani007 on January 2, 2014, 6:48 GMT

    Record holders find difficulty in getting their place in team,that should happen to Anderson.Let him be the consistent performer.Nowadays many club players are coming,when it come to national commitment they will not do.We have seen that in IPL as good entertainers.

  • bouncer709 on January 2, 2014, 6:46 GMT

    I am just wondering who will hit 300 first in ODIs, and which team to score 500 first. @Shari Saad; If 20 overs bowled, the match is counted as ODI. I don't know why few Pakistani fellows are bothering with this record, they should appreciate. Jasuriya broke Azharudin record of 62 balls century, he scored on 48 balls, that remain only few months, Afridi broke it, that remain for 17 years, a long time. and this 36 balls century is still breakable. It will be only impossible if on some good day a player come and hit 17 balls century (All sixes).

  • on January 2, 2014, 6:46 GMT

    Anderson has broken afridis record and is official. so stop crying guys

  • on January 2, 2014, 6:39 GMT

    So, 20 overs constitutes an ODI and Afridi scored his ton on a ground SMALLER than Queenstown's! Little for Anderson to feel sorry about then.

  • gcblackcapsfan on January 2, 2014, 5:58 GMT

    Excellent result for the Blackcaps. Guptil needs to start scoring runs to justify his selection in the team.

  • Naneraja on January 2, 2014, 5:58 GMT

    Well done Corey Anderson. Will be soon signed by Mumbai Indians.

  • on January 2, 2014, 5:57 GMT

    WoW.............. There is another "laalaa"..........

  • on January 2, 2014, 5:52 GMT

    Why would Afridi want to remember anything Kiwi after the Pallekele trauma Taylor put him through... :)

  • on January 2, 2014, 5:49 GMT

    All Pakistanis should stop being bitter and show some sports man spirit. Being so sore on a young man's great achievement shows nothing but how shallow you guys are (not to mention how jealous you guys seem) Well done Andersen. From a Pakistani

  • bleedblue_sach on January 2, 2014, 5:44 GMT

    What a way to welcome this new year.... Congratulations to Anderson and Ryder.

  • on January 2, 2014, 5:36 GMT

    Shahid Afridi's record has broken or not???? according to ICC Law /rule a ODI match has counted as ODI match when atleast 25 overs bowled and in anderson case the match was of 21 overs. So according to resources the Afridi's record is still there. Kindly let me know that I am right or wrong.

  • on January 2, 2014, 5:00 GMT

    Reduced overs has favored Anderson to go for Bang Bang. Hats off to Anderson for this supreme performance... But, Afridi's hitting will always be remembered..

  • Crick_Expert on January 2, 2014, 5:00 GMT

    CONGRAT to Corey....BUT...By ICC rules any match for 25 overs or more will be ODI. So, that match status was not ODI, that mean AFRIDI record still there as per ODI category 50 overs limitation.

  • Crick_Expert on January 2, 2014, 4:59 GMT

    Congrat to Corey Anderson. Well done.

    BUT By ICC rules any match for 25 overs or more will be ODI. So, that match status was not ODI, that mean AFRIDI record still there as per ODI category 50 overs limitation.

  • Crick_Expert on January 2, 2014, 4:58 GMT

    By ICC rules any match for 25 overs or more will be ODI. So, that match status was not ODI, that mean AFRIDI record still there as per ODI category 50 overs limitation.

  • on January 2, 2014, 4:55 GMT

    is afridi record broken??? because according to icc rules a one day is only held when there are 25 overs played between teams and it is 21 over affair?? anyone to answer here?

  • on January 2, 2014, 4:54 GMT

    the ground was 75 metres straight and 60 metres square. It was not a 'postage stamp' ground, not to mention most of the sixes cleared the boundaries easily. Afridi's record was done in a ground SMALLER than this but of course, many Pakistanis will 'forget' to mention that fact.

  • ShaffKhan on January 2, 2014, 4:20 GMT

    No one can beat this record if he has this mind to play 50 over. Afridi plays his natural game thats y he made that record...even he plays in similar style in every format of match....Pakistani fans would be really dishearted from this break....I pray Afridi break the record again....

  • pt_pt on January 2, 2014, 4:03 GMT

    Congratulations to Anderson on the record and also Ryder for his great effort. It was just great to watch and hopefully many more to come in the future, really super talent.

  • on January 2, 2014, 3:58 GMT

    What an awesome feat. True, records are meant to be broken. But this was a very, very steep hill to climb. Like Afridi, I thought it would be Chris Gayle who had a shot at breaking this milestone. Guess the young Anderson surprised us all. This was an incredible feat for the ages against respectable bowling - Naraine and Ravi. Whatever one thinks of the men from Calypso cricket, these two bowlers definitely rank among the better bowlers in cricket today.

  • MichaelBurton on January 2, 2014, 3:45 GMT

    Dhoni will easily break this record but not against mediocre bowling units like WI (Anderson did) or SL (Afridi did).

  • on January 2, 2014, 3:40 GMT

    Did the rule change where both sides were required to be allotted a minimum of 25 overs each for the ODI to be considered official?

  • satspeare on January 2, 2014, 3:36 GMT

    Congratulations to Corey Anderson for a Great performance! SIMPLY AWESOME. Then also Ryder too! not so sure if we would have seen the two wonderfully played innings if the game was not reduced - different pace maybe? But as a West Indian fan - maybe it was a measure of mercy for us that the game was only 21 overs! we could have witnessed the first one day with 2 double centuries in one innings!! thankful for small mercies Still shell-shocked by this brutal beating but what hurts more is our lame response. But at least there was UNITY in it, right? When are we going to get some relief from this torture? There is seemingly no WILL to compete. We were not that lacking as Bravo, Narine, Miller and Rampaul are not that bad a bowling unit. Even the world's best T20 bowler had no answer. I am also glad that Sammy was not playing because that Afridi record could have been broken twice in one innings!! merciful! Amazing too- NZ found all the gaps while we found the fielders most of the time

  • on January 2, 2014, 3:26 GMT

    Back-Foot-Cringe thats the Windies problem isnt it and Gayles , Sammys and Pollards problem isnt it. Dont discredit NZ because Pollard and Gayle cant be bothered playing for the Windies in NZ then the Windies have to bear it , dont take away victory's from NZ if the Windies dont bother with a full strength side.

    Also this is an indication of how strong NZ can be in their own country with the world cup in just over a year. If Guptil and Ryder fire then watch out !!

  • Mervo on January 2, 2014, 3:08 GMT

    I think that they should record the average diameter of the ground involved as that is a major factor. That one in NZ looked like a small postage stamp. One wonders what Adam Gilchrist would have done there.

  • Harmony111 on January 2, 2014, 2:55 GMT

    @Back-Foot-Cringe:

    What is a dust bowl? Is that bad for cricket?

  • on January 2, 2014, 2:29 GMT

    At least the Black Caps have a chance to challenge these records safely in front of their own crowds! Pak supporters must rely on other countries to provide their team with safe venues (incl NZ who has provided "home" venues for Pakistan at the same grounds some Pak supporters now rubbish).

  • getsetgopk on January 2, 2014, 2:15 GMT

    The ground indeed looked shortish, flicks over the covers would sail for six almost every time, full balls on leg would sail too but mind you some of the shots over mid wicket and straight on produced lovely cracking sounds. The guy's got potential regardless of the size of the ground so well done corey, may you prosper even more. Afridi had it for almost entire his career when he used to play predominantly as a batsman, now he bats at 7 which wont let him have a go at a 35 ball ton but there's still life in his arms, opertunities would be a plenty but if he gets it in 35, it wont be broken in his lifetime atleast.

  • bagel on January 2, 2014, 2:01 GMT

    I'd nearly given up on watching this live but when the game actually got going...wow. I've not seen such an emphatic batting display since Brendon McCullum's IPL20/20 debut where he bashed 158 runs over short boundary's. In this case, McCullum deserves some credit for setting the tone which Anderson and Ryder then followed through on in grand style. Freakish shots from both of them, several of which were pretty much out of the ground. Well done to Anderson and Ryder and I for one look forward to seeing a lot more from these guys. Congratulations!

  • on January 2, 2014, 1:59 GMT

    Small ground, anyways weldone.. 17 years is gud time to keep a record on hands..

  • Burbon on January 2, 2014, 1:38 GMT

    I have more respect for Shahid Afridi's 37ball ton, He knew the game was 50 overs... when you're faced with 21 overs you know its a see ball hit ball affair, no planning involved and West Indies are just getting what they deserve anyway ( a sound trashing). They will never get back to where they once were because of the one ingredient every team needs, DISCIPLINE .

  • on January 2, 2014, 1:26 GMT

    It looked like a cricket match being played in Middle Earth. Fantastic venue. And Corey Anderson was the cherry on top. Wonderful Hitting.

  • al451 on January 2, 2014, 1:14 GMT

    Get over it, you guys who are bemoaning the death of 'proper' ODI cricket at the hand of T20. Think of it like this:

    Anderson came in at no. 5, with 12 overs to go. Not enough runs on the board yet, but the ground had (like many others) short boundaries, and previous batters had shown that aggressive batting was paying off against that attack on that day.

    That could happen in any ODI anywhere. There is absolutely nothing about this ODI, shortened though it was, that makes Anderson's achievement any less special.

    (No disrespect meant to Afridi's awesome achievement though, just wanting to say that his record got broken fair and square.)

  • foursandsixes on January 2, 2014, 0:57 GMT

    I think WI team partied too hard on New Year's eve and it showed.

  • on January 2, 2014, 0:46 GMT

    Told ya... about Ryder, about Andersen and Neesham and the new all-rounders, about this thrashing coming and about Ryder averaging 50 after the first two games (a seeming impossibility after his duck, at least in other's minds)...

    Told ya, told ya, told ya so..... I'd be a better winner and not gloat... But you print so much fluff and ignored many of my predictions as you seem to racistly avoid printing comments by NZers for NZers or in support of the Black Caps. So I am more than happy to rub it in your face . Try and get some balance and maybe you would see the obvious coming and the reality of this team's actual talent and potential. I told you - you didn't listen. Myopic and lacking in vision. Expect better from cricinfo.

    As for the guy who said Ryder was crap and so forth. I made a fair bet with you... and I was right and Ryder has 104 runs at a strike rate of 200 and an average over 50 after the first two games. So, as agreed, never return here and never comment again troll.

  • aclarity on January 2, 2014, 0:41 GMT

    There is a calypso called Chauffeur wanted and it states the Driver cannot drive. I have long come to the conclusion that this fits the WICB President. Once again I give him free advice. Be decisive: 1. Fire the selectors with immediate effect; 2. Fire Gibson as soon as he lands in Barbados, and 3. Spend more of the WICB money on pitches, and coaches and scouts at the high school level than on contracts to failures and administrators. I end with a Jamaican reggae by Toots called Time Tough when he says "Ah lie down but sleep nah come." How can WI fans sleep with such incompetent management? Are we really clueless in the Caribbean?

  • Rally_Windies on January 2, 2014, 0:31 GMT

    I doubt Cooper, Badree and Roach would have made any difference !... Mabye NZ would have made 240 instead of 280 against the full strength WI 20/20 Bowling.

  • cyborg on January 1, 2014, 23:55 GMT

    this inning is a real shame to some cricket lovers , it was just a one shot wonder , afridi records still stands out for me , new zeland cricket will still be low regradlesss of how they go about it , west indies were bashed , but they got by , good hitting by anderson and ryder , cheers

  • StarHawk on January 1, 2014, 23:49 GMT

    This is not the Guinness World Records...no one needs to "declare" a record...in sports, records are broken on the ground, not in the boardroom. I don't know who is spreading rumors that this is not "official" and ICC has not "declared" this as a record...for the record, in order for a match to be official (ODI), each team must bat a minimum of 20 overs. This was a 21-over affair. Also, the match was completed and there is a result as well (NZ won). So yea, grow up folks! Afridi's record is broken and we have a new sheriff (and a millionaire in the next auction) in town!! Well done Anderson!

  • JoshFromJamRock on January 1, 2014, 23:31 GMT

    With all due respect to the recent record breakers in ODI cricket, the rules have certainly made the hard earned records of mostly legendary players look like nothing.

    I mean come on, Viv's 189, Anwar's 194 and Sachin's 200 were made in increasingly less difficult ODI stipulations. Even the most honest of fans would/should think the recent records are somewhat "fluky". Jayasuriya's, Afridi's, and Lara's fastest 50s are now made to look like nothing. A 20-run over is now the norm. While I acknowledge that T20 has increased scoring rates and made cricket more attractive, the recent rules against fielding teams and bowlers have made cricket look like a slaughterfest, where bowlers are suppose to be slaughtered. And btw, this is probably WI's best bowling attack fielded in years. Narine, Miller, Rampaul and Holder are the guys us fans wanted to be fielded in the Test series. Am I not right? they bowled badly, i know, but no matter the format, Quality players should adapt and perform.

  • on January 1, 2014, 23:19 GMT

    By the way when Afridi made this record no body knows him at that time, when I heard I thought it must be Jasuriya.

  • hameedX on January 1, 2014, 23:02 GMT

    Ismi Fx, the minimum overs required for an ODI is 20 (not 25).

  • on January 1, 2014, 22:37 GMT

    Amazed by the level of bitterness and vitriol spewed out in the comments here towards the performance of a very talented young player. New Zealand has struggled to find good players and Anderson is a very versatile player who can contribute well in all three forms of the game. To those who ask how can these records count as an ODI record, well surely that is obvious. The match was scheduled as an ODI not a T20I. As one comment said, Anderson's performance in no way takes away from what Afridi did. Records are made to be broken and I am glad that NZ cricket fans have something to cheer about. To those who call for the ICC to do something about the state of cricket allowing this to happen, grow up. A record is broken, move on.

  • on January 1, 2014, 22:26 GMT

    An amazing innings by a team who i believe will peak for the 2015 World Cup on home grounds and Australia. Great seeing Ryder back and in full swing, he's amazing to watch and now with C Anderson, we have a new power hitter to accompany Ryder, McCullum and Taylor. Its great seeing games at grounds like Queenstown, would rather watch a cricket match there than in some huge stadium. This record will stand for a long time unless he brakes his own World record lol

    Bang Boom Anderson !

  • gandabhai on January 1, 2014, 22:26 GMT

    Great to see this to record going someone capable of playing proper cricket shots instead of that joker' Boom Boom and Out'.Thats what he did most of his career, he hit a few big shots and out,nearly always letting his team down, what a loser.

  • regofpicton on January 1, 2014, 22:25 GMT

    It's always interesting to read why great innings are not really great after all. But if we are going to discount records because of extraneous factors ("poor opponents" "small grounds" "T20 mindset"), then here's a thought: ALTITUDE.

    1. Anderson's 36 ball ton is (allegedly) a total dud coz of ground, opponents AND mindset. 2. Afridi's 37 ball ton was (I suggest) a dud coz it was made at Nairobi, alt 5500'. 3. Boucher's 44 ball ton was dud coz of opponents (Zim) & altitude - Potchefstroom 4337'. 4. Lara's 45 ball ton was dud coz of opponents (BD 1999 not the side they are now). So, (goodness me) the "real" record holder is (oh my word!) Shahid Afridi's 45 ball ton vs India at Kanpur. The more things change . . .

    This has been fun, but surely the message is "well done Corey Anderson". For me, the really annoying thing about his brilliant record is that I had given up hope of there being a game & went to work for an hour: result - almost a literal case of "blink & you've missed i

  • on January 1, 2014, 22:08 GMT

    The boundaries were 85m straight, 6 on any ground!! Just because it's not surrounded by a huge stadium doesn't mean it's not a world class field because it certainly is! Well done Anderson, can't take it away from you, brilliant display of power hitting!! #hatersgonhate

  • rickyvoncanterbury on January 1, 2014, 21:56 GMT

    Congrats to Anderson nice batting, commiserations to Afridi and to the GRACIOUS Pakistani supporters for losing the quickest ODI hundred title ( I did not know Pakistanis need records as much as Indians do ) , Hang in there WI supporters it cannot possibly get any worse.

  • Baabaa76 on January 1, 2014, 21:55 GMT

    @chechong0114 & Back-Foot-Cringe Queenstown's population is less than 20,000 people, even by NZ standards, only a town, not even a city. Look at the size of the South Island on a map, the whole island is only 1,000,000. Less than any reasonable sized city in a lot of Cricket playing nations. The ground can hold over 10,000 pax when at capacity, which it would have been if the sun was shining yesterday(I don't see 500,000 people showing up to a game in a city of 1,000,000!!!). The ground hosts Super Rugby games and the biggest problem is the embankment is too far from the pitch, it is not a small area! Queenstown, Lord's, the MCG, who cares, the ICC set down minimum boundary lengths at 70metres and the Events Centre in Queenstown meets that standard, so a six is a six, no matter what ground. I have played on the ground, and believe me, standing in the middle of the pitch and hitting a six is no less impressive there than any other ground in the world

  • chechong0114 on January 1, 2014, 21:45 GMT

    I guess wat I was tryin to say is, sport is a business, and wit venues like some of the ones in NZ I jus can't see the way they can make money. Most venues in NZ are very small add to that the population is very small in most of the cities so what is the point of it all. In the early part of 2013 I read an article on ESPN cricinfo where the NZ cricket board was quoted as saying they could not pay their players for the 2013 season till 2014 because they are just not making money, that to me is just really scary. So if we are saying that we rather a beautiful back drop with about 3000 seating capacity well at the end of the day that's not gonna pay cricketers bills or keep NZ cricket board out of debt and I guarantee u if u are not making money u will be owing money. So in light of that I just think that better can be done. Cricket is a game I love but to me it is just such a poorly managed sport on all levels and it shows in the amount of empty seats at most tornaments worldwide.

  • on January 1, 2014, 21:41 GMT

    Well Played. Anderson you are NOTED, wait for your contract with IPL team. Today you not only hit the fastest century, also probably you hit the jack pot. Good Luck.

  • on January 1, 2014, 21:38 GMT

    @ismi .. ICC Law state an ODI required 20 overs as minimum not 25 overs as you saying . Champions trophy final (2013 ) recently may be for you .

  • on January 1, 2014, 21:36 GMT

    Runs in Over :Shahid Afridi on 3rd Spot (446666) 32 Runs,Highest Strik Rate Shahid Afridi on 3rd spot (115.11),Highest Stike Rate in an Innings Shahid Afridi on 3rd Spot (305.55)

    Bowling Records

    Most wickets :Shahid Afridi on 8th Spot 375 wickets.

    Most 5 Wickets in an Innings : Shahid Afridi on 4th Spot (9)

    Most consecutive four-wickets-in-an-innings :Shahid Afridi (3)

    Youngest Player to take 5 wickets in an innings : Shahid Afridi on 10th spot (20 years) vs England

    Dismissals *Bowler/batsman Combinations*

    Bowler Shahid afridi Batsman Ricky Ponting (AUS) 31 Matches 9 Wickets

    And now the most Special thing "Bowler/Fielder Combinations"

    Bowler Shahdid Afridi Fielder Shahid Afridi 23 Wickets.

    Most Wickets Taken Bowled : Shahid afridi on 4th Spot 98 Wickets.

    Most Wickets Taken Caught and bowled : Shahid Afridi on 3rd Spot 23 Wickets.

    Most wickets Take LBW : Shahid Afridi on 3rd Spot 71 Wickets.

    Fifty and five wickets in an innings:75 Runs 5/35 Vs Srilanka,76 Runs 7/12 Vs WI

  • on January 1, 2014, 21:30 GMT

    First thing very well played on breaking classic odi record..But Afridi Haters kindly show some respect..He is our Hero and a match winner, its just Anderson's start and on the other hand afridi has done alot,it can safely be said that cricket never has and never will see another like him. To say he is an allrounder is to say Albert Einstein was a scientist; it tells a criminally bare story. Look at his stats Haters.

    Fastest Fifties

    Shahid Afridi 55* 18 Balls (pakistan vs Netherlands) Shahid Afridi 50* 18 Balls (Pakistan vs Srilanka) Shahid Afridi 65 19 Balls (Pakistan vs New Zealand) Shahid Afridi 53 20 Balls (Pakistan vs India) Shahid Afridi 77* 20 Balls (pakistan vs Southafrica) Shahid Afridi 58 21 Balls (Pakistan vs Zimbabwe) Shahid Afridi 73* 22 Balls (pakistan vs Srilanka)

    Fastest Centuries

    Shahid Afridi 102 37 Balls (Pakistan vs Srilanka) Shahid Afridi 102 45 Balls (pakistan vs India) Shahid Afridi 124 53 Balls (Pakistan vs Bangladesh)

    Most Sixes : Afridi On Top (323)

  • nicevans on January 1, 2014, 21:15 GMT

    It isn't a particularly small ground. Afridi came out with a licence to hit in Nairobi, so no difference between the 2 innings. People need to watch the innings before making such ignorant comments, it was just good hitting. I see a few indian posters seem to be over confident about the upcoming nz tour. Even as an All Black fan, a far more dominant team than the indian cricket team, I wouldn't be that confident playing away vs a team that looks like they might be coming into some very good form, in this format.

  • on January 1, 2014, 20:21 GMT

    I know it is easy to say in hindsight but when I was watching the match live on tv and saw Anderson came out to partner Ryder at the crease, I thought to myself that these two could get some quick runs, due to the fact they are roughly built the same and that they play a similar style in bludgeoning the ball with clean, crisp stroke play.

    The shot that raised Anderson was far from a slog. The ball was a terrible half volley and all it required was for Anderson to swivel back and pull the ball gloriously over long leg which went over the pavilion. Similarly Ryder hit his shots all around the ground in a style that Chris Gayle would have played. It was one of those rare days when you saw two batsmen together that were 'in the zone' on a wonderful pitch that offered something for everyone. I have a feeling also that out in the middle there was probably a bet on between the pair as to who would get the first international ton of 2014. Let's hope for more of the same in Nelson.

  • on January 1, 2014, 20:12 GMT

    Great Job Anderson I know you would Broke a record and NZ looks to be a threat to India as they have batters like Taylor,Guptil,Brandom and Anderson! Thy also have great bowlers like Mills so I am expecting NZ to Win the series of Ind vs NZ!

  • Porky_PigTheToon on January 1, 2014, 20:05 GMT

    @ A_S_M

    Do you think for players like Afridi, Gayle, Sehwag, Warner,,,format matters ?

    For Afridi there is no word like "slower game" in his dictionary be it any format. probably that is the reason he retired from tests due to his way too attacking approach and in ODIs too his batting average of 23 something and SR 100+ proves the point.

    I agree with u about his age when he scored 100 .16 yrs old...that is a great achievement but you trying to devalue Anderson's effort is really annoying.

    What if I say ..it is T-20 where you have to go after every ball, so pressure is on batsman to score quickly unlike ODIs where fielding side takes thing easier as batting team mostly is in no hurry during middle overs ..to score quickly..so a batsman can take advantage unlike T20 where a fielding side is always on its toes ..this useless argument cn go on n on

    Records are meant to be broken dude. Someone will break Anderson's record too..who knows it might be Afridi again. Peace.

  • sheru-sher on January 1, 2014, 20:00 GMT

    Not like when people try to diminish a record made by cricketer. Saying that WI team weak without Gayle, Samuels, Sammy and Younger Bravo is nonesense .When team go out to play for country best team is picked and there should be no ifs and buts about who got picked. Amazing record, congrats to player. NZ shud be rated higher than WI. WI has gone down to level lower than Bangla and Zim.

  • Electric_L0ser_Wacko on January 1, 2014, 19:57 GMT

    LOL .. Pak fans still living in denial that this is a T20 knock and not an ODI innings.. Hilarious. didn't watch the match..but must've been a great knock..welcome to IPL.. hope you're not another Richard Levi/David Miller though..

  • Porky_PigTheToon on January 1, 2014, 19:49 GMT

    Hey !

    Just a question :-

    Shoaib Akhtar bowled the fastest delivery in ODIs, I guess.

    Does anyone know which bowler has clocked highest speed in Tests and T-20s ? (of course with proof !)

    #JustAsking

  • Oh_What_A_Game on January 1, 2014, 19:44 GMT

    To all those who are saying that the ground was too small to count as a true record, most of Anderson's 6's traveled 90 - 100 metres according to the stats the TV displayed. That is a 6 pretty well anywhere. I am guessing that a lot of people who are commenting negatively here did not actually see the innings on TV. It was breath-taking hitting. You have to give the young Anderson and Ryder huge credit for putting the bowlers off to the degree that they did. They bullied them to the point that they simply didn't know where to bowl. Narine is a very good bowler and he also got smashed. Well done NZ. Let's hope some consistency develops.

  • jplterrors on January 1, 2014, 19:27 GMT

    No surprises from the best allrounder the game has seen, WC 2015 lookin like a formality for NZ

  • on January 1, 2014, 19:12 GMT

    Afridi is one of the prime example of politics in Pakistan Cricket. Poor guy had 6 centuries in 373 one-days and 5 centuries in 23 tests, still they don't consider him as test player!!! 35 avg with 80+ str. rate in test is not bad at all! His record stood for 17 years but with this t-20s and IPLs and similar tournaments in all the cricket playing countries, I am afraid if Corey's records will stand that long.

  • on January 1, 2014, 18:59 GMT

    This gentleman deserves admiration, well done, bravo and good luck for future ahead!

  • on January 1, 2014, 18:55 GMT

    20 overs constitues an odi mate. So your saying everything that happened in that game won't could t towards official player international odi stats. Your dreaming mate. Its even better he did it in 21 covers when afridi had 50 he would have broken the highest odi score by a country mile

  • on January 1, 2014, 18:53 GMT

    Records are made for to be broken, Andreson break the fasterst century in ODI

  • on January 1, 2014, 18:40 GMT

    Superb u did the best go on my boy

  • Back-Foot-Cringe on January 1, 2014, 18:34 GMT

    "Shahid Afridi's fastest century record not broken yet by New Zealand Corey Anderson With all the buzz around that New Zealand's Corey Anderson has broke the 17 year record of shahid afridi for making the.fastest century, its not official yet. . . . [T]he match between West Indies and New Zealand had to be restricted to 21 overs doubting that fastest century record has been broken. But ICC's verdict will finalize the matter."

    Seems certain Pak fans have their fingers crossed while doing some serious praying that it isn't so after all for Corey Anderson, having demolished Boom Boom's mark.

  • on January 1, 2014, 18:28 GMT

    Well there is huge difference between 50 overs game and 21 overs,, it seems like t20... so i dnt think so that ICC would take this a breaking record of shahid afridi... Thats still alive...

  • Back-Foot-Cringe on January 1, 2014, 18:24 GMT

    @chechong0114 - Oi, mate, I'm from near Melbourne & have been to the MCG. It's a damn impressive venue with multi-level, sweeping stands & a seating capacity for 100,000 cricket lovers (as well as for fans of Aussie Rules footy). It's the polar opposite of Queenstown, in other words.

    Queenstown has a population of 30,000. New Zealand has a population of 4 million. They just don't have the people base to go big & elaborate with all their stadiums.

    So, was it a worthy, sporting wicket? It seems it was. Better that, than a match played in a dust bowl in front of a piled-in screaming multitude, like we see in other places, in massive cities with high-rises & pollution in the background instead of misty mountains.

    Watching on ESPN, Queenstown looked a jewel of a place to me. I'd much rather see a game of cricket played there, quite frankly, than at the MCG or most other venues.

    I see your point, though, I'm just not on board.

  • on January 1, 2014, 18:22 GMT

    the record has been broken and is official bro.

  • Albert_cambell on January 1, 2014, 17:58 GMT

    what a way to start 2014 with a world record.

  • on January 1, 2014, 17:57 GMT

    Shahid Afridi's fastest century record not broken yet by New Zealand Corey Anderson With all the buzz around that New Zealand's Corey Anderson has broke the 17 year record of shahid afridi for making the.fastest century, its not official yet.

    He broke this record and scored century on just 36 balls hitting 12 tremendous sixes and 4 fours to complete his century. It may be pointed out that Pakistan's Shahid Afridi made the record of fastest century in 1996 against Sri Lanka on 37 balls, while this record has been chased by Corey against West Indies. But International Cricket Council laws require at least 25 overs in the match to term it as ODI. However, the match between West Indies and New Zealand had to be restricted to 21 overs doubting that fastest century record has been broken. But ICC's verdict will finalize the matter

  • Mekkayel on January 1, 2014, 17:51 GMT

    I don't care about "rally round the WI" anymore. That used to be used for a good team that knew how to win games. This team is neither. When I watch WI play my pressure shoots up.I can't take it anymore as a fan, I'm done.unless they manage to win back the hearts of the fans I'm a south African until then. Some drastic changes are need now, the world cup is here. Atm even ireland are better teams than us.

  • CricIndia208 on January 1, 2014, 17:48 GMT

    I read the headlines and though that somehow I missed the fifth ashes test and jimmy Anderson had bizarrely managed to score the fastest century. Well done Corey.

  • chechong0114 on January 1, 2014, 17:41 GMT

    I understand the beautiful picturesque mountain backdrop and everything behind this venue but is this the best that NZ cricket could come up with for an international cricket stadium. The venue looked like a practice ground hardly something u would have professional stars play an international match on. But I guess that is the nature of the sport of cricket in most nations worldwide. I don't even think that could qualify as a practice ground for soccer teams in the UK or Germany or even MLB in the USA. But when u consider that the NZ people are saying that $35 is too much to pay to come see a cricket match then I guess that's about the best they could muster up. Hats of to them on a demoralizing victory over their opponents, I knew that Jesse Ryder would come good after his first ODI failure with the bat I guess I was hoping his form would not peak against my WI team. That was just a brutal display, I hope that's enough to get some more fans in the stadium for the next game.

  • Back-Foot-Cringe on January 1, 2014, 17:40 GMT

    Look, I know it was a crazy-wild match for the Kiwis plus the Windies were hardly at full strength without Gayle, Sammy, Pollard at bat but it was still an off-the-chart performance by Anderson & Ryder. You can't deny it.

    It was just one day of cricket but the Kiwis look to me a serious, serious threat in ODIs & T20s. With hitters like Anderson, who's burst on the scene like King Kong, Ryder, who's back from a very low point in his cricketing & personal life, McCullum, Taylor, Guptill, Williamson, etc., they are a potent mix of veterans & newbies.

    And with this McClenaghan gobbling up wickets, plus the reliable Mills, & the rest of a bowling corps (Southee, Neesham, etc.) that can maintain line & length nicely, the Kiwis are melding into a very solid, well-rounded unit.

    And with the terrific, versatile Vettori returning at some point? Well.

    The proving ground is in the future but it looks quite rosy for the black caps.

    Good on 'em. Best wishes from across the Tasman.

  • on January 1, 2014, 17:38 GMT

    The breaking of Afridi's record will only enthuse new T20 machined players to better the record. Corey displayed a great show of clean power hitting and one should not discredit him of the fantastic achievement. And those talking about small boundaries should have a look at the innings of the batter. Most of the deliveries would have been a maximum in most of the cricket grounds across the world. Congos Anderson.

  • DJRNZ on January 1, 2014, 17:23 GMT

    why are people saying this record won't stand? Silly comments.... it is classed as an ODI despite it only being 21 overs. So people need to get with the programme. Records are there to be broken, quite a few people making here comments need to grow up. If Anderson's record is broken tomorrow i couldn't care less.... All is care about is NZ have found a new star and Jesse Ryder is back in the team. NZ LOOKING GOOD!

  • heartbreakerz on January 1, 2014, 17:16 GMT

    Well done Corey...that was exceptional batting. But gotta say its a bit harsh on afridi's knock... he did it 17 yrs back in his debut inning in a full 50 over game.... when centuries of 35-40 balls were unheard n there were more fielders allowed outside the ring.

    But having said that, i dont think that corey's achievement is inferior.

  • on January 1, 2014, 17:15 GMT

    shahid Afridi was sleeping one child wake him up and told him that your record is broken and he was surprised to see he was thinking is is difficult to break his record and wanted to keep it till his retirement but well done Anderson I did not see your fasted ODI 100 as time difference to London but well played and many congratulations well done

  • Sudhir65 on January 1, 2014, 17:04 GMT

    Of all the fastest century scorers, only Kevin O Brien (against England) and Kohli's (against Australia) centuries have come against nations known to have quality bowling attacks.

  • ProdigyA on January 1, 2014, 17:01 GMT

    I can't believe the negativity here. Why are people so upset about this tremendous achievement. Congrats to Anderson, very well deserved.

  • on January 1, 2014, 16:52 GMT

    but icc not declared the record

  • Sudhir65 on January 1, 2014, 16:46 GMT

    He and Ryder and Neesham deserve a rich IPL contract.

  • on January 1, 2014, 16:45 GMT

    Some are trying to claim this won't be a record because a game has to be a minimum of 25 overs. Sadly, for you, you are wrong.Rule 12.4.2 states the minimum number of overs required is 20 overs. The record will stand and it will stand for quite a few years.

  • on January 1, 2014, 16:41 GMT

    the boundary sizes were fine and the number of overs constituted a match. you only need 20 overs per team for the batting innings to be counted

  • heartbreakerz on January 1, 2014, 16:40 GMT

    some indians are making fun of afridi as if its the 1st time that someone's record has been broken....records are meant to be broken n it happens all the time, almost everyday some kind of records are being created which has made it a bit boring

  • on January 1, 2014, 16:36 GMT

    read the rules. you only need 20 overs in the 2nd innings of a game for it to be called a proper game

  • on January 1, 2014, 16:34 GMT

    Love U Andy for making new record

  • A_S_M on January 1, 2014, 16:31 GMT

    Although a longstanding record may be broken by a new-comer, yet another is created unwittingly - Shahid Afridi is still the fastest to a ton in terms of age - he is the youngest player to have achieved that feat at the tender age of only 16 years as mentioned in this article by Kanishkaa Balachandran! Well done, lad Afridi, that record may stand for a long time unless we have a youngster like you coming up in the very near future, also not to forget that you were playing an ODI (slower game) and not a T20 (faster game)!

  • on January 1, 2014, 16:25 GMT

    Not a good day for a long suffering WI supporter.. :(

  • on January 1, 2014, 16:15 GMT

    scoring mind set differs from a 50 over game to a 21 over game........ officially he broke afridi's record but i don't feel soo

  • on January 1, 2014, 16:13 GMT

    Why are people upset at this milestone? Amazing display of clean hitting. Most 6s were clearing the boundary by 20 metres or so. The weren't slogs, a lot of them were classic drives and cover drives for 6. People need to watch his innings and realise how still Anderson is at the crease. His head in particular is incredibly well balanced. A fine innings and another young talent for NZ

  • on January 1, 2014, 16:08 GMT

    the world has almost forgotten shahid afridi after his batting failures in the last few years. now Corey Anderson had brought his name back in the papers. in fact afridis name figures three times in the top ten quickest centuries. afridi should try to get back into form. it is a pity that he does not play in the IPL as Pakistanis are not considered for political reasons. Corey Anderson will be a million dollar baby soon

  • batman_gothamcity on January 1, 2014, 16:07 GMT

    Congrats to the new hero of world cricket from NZ , with the advent of T20 and power hitting , many such records will be broken .

  • on January 1, 2014, 15:58 GMT

    With all the buzz around that New Zealand's Korey Anderson has broke the 17 year record of shahid afridi for making the fastest century, its not official yet.

    He broke this record and scored century on just 36 balls hitting 12 tremendous sixes and 4 fours to complete his century.

    It may be pointed out that Pakistan's Shahid Afridi made the record of fastest century in 1996 against Sri Lanka on 37 balls, while this record has been chased by Korey against West Indies.

    But International Cricket Council laws require at least 25 overs in the match to term it as ODI. However, the match between West Indies and New Zealand had to be restricted to 21 overs doubting that fastest century record has been broken.

    But ICC's verdict will finalize the matter.

  • on January 1, 2014, 15:52 GMT

    afridi will again broke this record.

  • SL-USA-Lions on January 1, 2014, 15:50 GMT

    @ Everyone:

    I watched this game via ESPN ushering in the New Year because I'm a lifelong WI supporter.

    Great performance by Anderson and Ryder as well.

    But this really showed how weak and divided the current WI team is. It's a GROUP OF PLAYERS put together just to FORM A TEAM and represent WI.

    I've said this over and over again for so many times I'm just really tired of it: THERE NEEDS TO BE A REAL CHANGE IN WI CRICKET.

    Close to 20 years of disappointments with few sweet victories to cheer about.

    From the old Glory days of late 70's, 80's and Mid 90's here we are with the NEW WI LEAGACY.

    A LEGACY of Poor Administration, Poor Management, Poor Coaching, Poor Players (Performance wise not in making money), Poor Talent Management, Poor infrastructure, Poor First Class Cricket Structure and Poor Grooming of Young Players.

    The only consistency is the word: POOR.

    There needs to be changes SOONER THAN LATER.

    I will always support WI.

    AND I'M STILL WAITING FOR THE PHOENIX TO RISE...

  • DJRNZ on January 1, 2014, 15:36 GMT

    NZ are building a very strong unit for the 2015 world cup. Many Indian supporters talking trash already as they do so will be interesting to see what happens during that tour as if NZ perform against that team we will have truly turned a big corner . India should win of course but it is going to be a lot closer than what many people think. Finally got a bit of depth in all departments.

  • on January 1, 2014, 15:27 GMT

    Andy come and play in the CPL...

  • foursandsixes on January 1, 2014, 15:25 GMT

    Going by the large number of full tosses and poor bowling, it is quite clear that only one of the two teams knows how to party on New Years eve! That's what a terrible hangover can do to you.

  • Nadeemusman on January 1, 2014, 15:16 GMT

    Records are made to be broken. Congratulations to Corey Anderson for becoming the record holder of fatest ODI hundred. Corey Anderson, you beauty. Cracker of an innings. Crash boom bang. Fighting fire with fire. I hope this new star gets enormous success in cricket. A star is born. Welldone and congratulations from a pakistani.

  • Roysingh1972 on January 1, 2014, 15:13 GMT

    Congrats to Anderson! NZ was hitting everything, and WI was bowling everything. Then was WI time to bat, and the same old story, Charles, Powell and Simmons went for buttons. NZ is playing good cricket, while WI is playing good nothing. West Indies cricket is really bad, new coach, new selectors and a complete overhaul of the board, unless the want to keep going down the same road!

  • on January 1, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    Finally 17 years old record broken !!

  • delboy on January 1, 2014, 15:11 GMT

    I'd like to see Broad bowl 18 ball to Yuvraj.

  • delboy on January 1, 2014, 15:05 GMT

    What happens when Sammy is removed from the equation. Now let's experiment with the removal of Gibson.

  • yuvi_gladiator on January 1, 2014, 15:04 GMT

    to all those claiming this should be counted as a T20 match.. Wake Up! So Champions Trophy 2013 final was 23 overs too. should ICC rather award a world T20 trophy for it then?? So stop the excuses and enjoy the fastest innings ever in an international game. and to be fair to Nz, west indies batted on the same small ground and flat pitch and made 124 so they just got thrashed by a superior team on the day

  • Ind.fools on January 1, 2014, 15:02 GMT

    Beware indian bowlers. Anderson gonna send the ball all over newzealand. I hope dhoni and all indian team are scared now. team india thinks they are batting heroes. now see this man is more powerful and scorer than mere flat track bullies like kohli, rohit, dhawan, dhoni.

  • Srini_Indian on January 1, 2014, 14:56 GMT

    Nice to see the record held by a pakistani broken. What a way to start 2014!

  • on January 1, 2014, 14:54 GMT

    viv fan@ i know you are angry because your team pakistan record has been broken , bad luck.

  • on January 1, 2014, 14:38 GMT

    Good to see a long standing world record finally broken, good for him.

  • mav_nitb on January 1, 2014, 14:31 GMT

    Right in time for IPL season! let the bidding for Anderson begin!

  • Back-Foot-Cringe on January 1, 2014, 14:28 GMT

    When it comes to records with bat & ball, the conditions of play (weather, pitch, outfield) & size of venue are NOT figured into it. So everybody here complaining re the quality of Anderson's innings & the validity of his new record should stop wasting their time.

    FACT: He is the new record holder for the ODI ton in fewest balls. This is the way it is unless the cricket gods rule differently for it being a 21-over contest.

    Had fun watching this on ESPN. New Zealand has the most gorgeous venues IMO, with hills, mountains, clouds, & mist as a scenic backdrop. What a treat it must be to play there.

    Afridi had his day in the sun, now it's someone else's turn to bask. Good on ya, Corey Anderson, from an Aussie.

  • on January 1, 2014, 14:23 GMT

    Well done to New Zealand and Anderson. Records are there to be broken and that exactly what he's done there

  • on January 1, 2014, 14:16 GMT

    Bad luck for afridi on 1st day of 2014

  • on January 1, 2014, 14:13 GMT

    Way to go Anderson ! Though never heard of him before but this feat is something special ! We Pakistani wish him success for the future. Cheers !!

  • Captainman on January 1, 2014, 14:11 GMT

    Although I agree these boundary sizes and fielding rules makes invaluable points for Afridi fans or critics but you still have to admit the class and ability of this youngster Anderson. Regardless of size of pitch, bats etc its not easy to score like that.

  • keptalittlelow on January 1, 2014, 14:11 GMT

    Difficult to compare the two knokcs. I take no credit away from Corey but this was effectively a T20 game, which allowed Anderson to play more freely. Also the new field placing rules favour the batsmen so the circumstances of the two centuries were very different.

  • on January 1, 2014, 14:10 GMT

    it is always great.....love to watch this kind of record.....wanna to see more n more

  • on January 1, 2014, 13:56 GMT

    Strange I don't hear the ones who would voice their opinions if it was Darren Sammy in charge, do so presently.

  • icoins on January 1, 2014, 13:45 GMT

    To the person that posted about Shahid Afridi having better records, I did look it up, yes you cant even come close to comparing them because of the stage of there carears but Anderson leads all departments bat and ball all formats, still a long way to become the player Afridi is though....

    NZ will be a big threat 20/20 ODI, Guptil, McCullam, Ryder, Taylor, Anderson, they bat so deep and with 2 genuine good fast bowlers and some solid all rounders they can and should be at the top of these 2 formats for the next 5 years+

  • on January 1, 2014, 13:31 GMT

    well done Anderson, you deserve all the credits. Pakistanis would love to see you do it on consistent basis especially when India will be around there very soon ;)

  • Nuwas on January 1, 2014, 13:31 GMT

    some people just cant give due credit even.. so pathetic....get a life so called people

  • on January 1, 2014, 13:31 GMT

    pakistani here, congrts to corey anderson for record breaking century.its hard to accept that fastest century record is not longer taged by pakistan.but we we have enough sprotsmanship to accept that.congrts kiwis

  • aamir007 on January 1, 2014, 13:21 GMT

    No one is talking about it but this seems like the highest T-20 runs score in a match as the last one was 260.

    Team Score Overs RR Inns Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard Sri Lanka 260/6 20.0 13.00 1 v Kenya Johannesburg 14 Sep 2007 T20I # 27 Australia 248/6 20.0 12.40 1 v England Southampton 29 Aug 2013 T20I # 328 South Africa 241/6 20.0 12.05 1 v England Centurion 15 Nov 2009 T20I # 125

  • on January 1, 2014, 13:19 GMT

    Finally! This record seems to hold for as long as can be. We have seen 200 runs barrier been broken in ODIs and it was just a matter of time. Just like Usain Bolt raise the levels in 100 m that it will take a monstrous effort to overhaul his record, Afridi record took a while to get beaten. Batsman have now achieved the capability of scoring with a strike rate of around 300 which Afridi somehow pulled off 15 years ago which made his innings even more special. With the advent of 20 over cricket and new rules in 50 overs we may see quite a few runs being scored in the last 10 overs and therefore it will not take as long as these many years to overhaul this fastest century record. I havent seen today's innings, but scoring at this much rate makes it something of a special knock. I hope Anderson becomes a consistent attacking batsman and may not let his fans down just like Afridi did so many times.

  • SaadRocx on January 1, 2014, 13:17 GMT

    As a Pakistani not the Perfect news for New Year.. But Congrats to Anderson for a Brilliant Ton and a New World Record :)

  • on January 1, 2014, 13:09 GMT

    Anderson's day, but can't take it away from Ryder. this man came through it all and I hope he is here to stay. There can't be a greater fan than I of the man and his gifted talent of massacring bowlers of any kind. IPL here he comes... can't wait to see him in action and this time hope he steers clear of controversy and the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

  • on January 1, 2014, 13:08 GMT

    records are made to be broken. Pakistani cricket fans are proud of anderson and afridi both. check out Afridis tweet. he is much happy about it :) thats humility! when the record holders are fine with it.. then there remains no question for others to object. great work Anderson. Hopefully u get the record for holding this honour for more than 17 years :p

  • DJRNZ on January 1, 2014, 13:03 GMT

    TO THOSE COMPLAINING ABOUT SMALL BOUNDARIES AND RULE CHANGES IN THIS GAME - it was the same for both teams, both batting on the same ground with the same boundaries and both sets of bowlers facing the same challenges. You make it sound it NZ somehow had the advantage? Ridiculous..... The Windies had every opportunity, as did NZ, to win this game so get a grip and stop looking for excuses and detracting from one of the best knocks in recent memory.

  • on January 1, 2014, 12:57 GMT

    Well i personally dont care about records because saeed anwar's record was broken by zim player..where is he now after that tandulkar and in the end rohit sharma..so dont feel sorry for afridi. it was anderson day, he did it so i must congratulate him. But please dont compare his fastest century with afridi's..Different Ground , Different Scenarios and different conditions.. Well Played Anderson.

  • on January 1, 2014, 12:45 GMT

    not a Pakistani but I don't think this should count. Can't take any credit away from Corey but this was effectively a T20 game. This allowed Anderson to play more freely.

  • ambrosefan on January 1, 2014, 12:43 GMT

    Well done, Anderson! Records are always meant to be broken. People who are lamenting about the record should get a grip and accept fact that from now on, its the official fastest 100 record.

  • on January 1, 2014, 12:43 GMT

    yes the fastest cricket century in a hockey ground.

  • Back-Foot-Cringe on January 1, 2014, 12:42 GMT

    An Aussie here, so not biased about the match or the outcome. But I knew, I just knew, that Pak fans would be whining about Afridi's record being broken. Which is what happened, with all kinds of excuses about why Boom Boom's knock was so much better. Stop it. Be gracious.

    Regardless of all the nonsense, a Kiwi named Corey Anderson owns the record for fastest ODI ton - & it was a performance for the ages.

    How long until someone hits a 35-ball century? Who will it be? We'll see on both counts. It will happen at some point. Meanwhile, Anderson's the champ.

    Congrats to Kiwis on the big win. Hoping they are on the rise in cricket rankings across all formats. Good talent coming up! Congrats too, to Ryder for bouncing back from personal adversity.

    Also, too many Indian fans bragging about what their heroes will do in NZ. The players' bats will do the talking, or not. Time will tell.

  • Gupta.Ankur on January 1, 2014, 12:37 GMT

    I am suprised that none of sachin's critics are calling anderson better than him already....

  • on January 1, 2014, 12:35 GMT

    What did I miss. here comes the IPL knocking-:)

  • Rajjib on January 1, 2014, 12:25 GMT

    Congratulations "Corey Anderson" for your electrifying century!!! Great effort!!!

  • on January 1, 2014, 12:25 GMT

    akhmed lol what you on about better batsman go look up at afridi and anderson stats i guess you dont know much about cricket

  • Frayninho21 on January 1, 2014, 12:21 GMT

    A new year but the same old West Indies. Surely only they could go from bowling out a team for 150 to conceding 283 from 21 overs in the space of a few days ! Congratulations to Anderson on the innings and the record. No doubt he will set himself up for life with a huge IPL deal as a result. As for the West Indies, I fear another year of dismal results and performances.

  • DJRNZ on January 1, 2014, 12:21 GMT

    @SLslider - get real, what is wrong with you? I am sure if there were any issues the ICC would have taken action long ago. NZ is killing cricket??? what planet are you on. A great knock from an amazing talent. Of course with such events there are those who make nasty comments so not reading into what you have sAID.

  • strongwine on January 1, 2014, 12:10 GMT

    Nikita Miller is a class bowler and should have played in the test mtaches not just the ODIs and still no sign of Santioke with all the bowling issues we have. Cotterrel was actually a good adition but West Indies did not use him.

  • on January 1, 2014, 12:03 GMT

    That is a fantastic score but why are WI playing cricket in these conditions? Similar results when WI filled in for Sri Lanka against England a few years ago.

  • on January 1, 2014, 12:02 GMT

    Great effort by Anderson.....36 balls 100 runs

  • rame1975 on January 1, 2014, 12:02 GMT

    Good knock by Anderson. Congrats Anderson.... But this seems that bowlers are getting smashed like anything ... ICC should change the new ODI rules to make the contest between bat and ball.... I think they should revert back to old playing conditions that were present before the latest changes...

  • on January 1, 2014, 11:59 GMT

    As a west indian fan I'm tired of this nonsense. Hurry up and come home and stop embarassing us.

  • bad.masha on January 1, 2014, 11:57 GMT

    @kasifdotinfo for a cricket lover one shud respect every individual effort for any record and u cannot classify afridis as a classic and anderson as a crash bang boom...if thats the case as afridi is known for that why didnt he replicate his classic again???......so we better credit all theplayers who make the records as the old saying "records are there meant to be broken at any point of time" ....HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and three cheers for anderson ; )

  • on January 1, 2014, 11:55 GMT

    @Joshua Kody Goddard Afridi opened the innings- he had a full 50 overs to bat. Not this 20/20 farce (21 overs in this case)

  • yorkslanka on January 1, 2014, 11:54 GMT

    didnt see it unfortuanely but great effort by Anderson..whether its a reduced overs game or not, the scorebook says the same..well done...

  • on January 1, 2014, 11:45 GMT

    Afridi still hold another record as he score fastest in his 1st inning of his ODI career

    But good to see powerful hitting of Anderson, hope to see more in his career

  • on January 1, 2014, 11:44 GMT

    @ Joshua. You are wrong about Afridi's batting position in that match.He came to bat at # 3 in that game.

  • taslu613 on January 1, 2014, 11:42 GMT

    Anderson did a wonderful job.We indian do not want any record to be held by any pakistan players.Pakistan is always been a weak team comparing the international standards.Thats why we dont like holding such a record by a mediocre team like pakistan.I am happy coz Afridi's record has been broken.He is also a mediocre player.

  • rame1975 on January 1, 2014, 11:37 GMT

    This shows the game is now tilted more in favour of the batsmen...Pity the bowlers ...ICC should make the games more even between bat and ball .... Else bowlers will be massacred .....

  • partyanimal on January 1, 2014, 11:35 GMT

    Well done Anderson , I wanted to you break your own record.I didn't watch that match, i missed the new year fireworks.

  • on January 1, 2014, 11:34 GMT

    Let's hope this will boost Afridi's spirit and he will start performing.

  • Stark62 on January 1, 2014, 11:30 GMT

    I think his another Levi in the making!! I saw him against Eng in the CT and he was very one dimensional, with a wild slog through the leg side being his only option and I don't think he'll go much further in his career after this ton.

    Levi played a similar knock against NZ, when they had rubbish bowlers but they've strengthened and now, maybe the Windies will also go back to the domestic scene and include genuine bowlers.

    Lastly, I don't think he would have lasted 4 overs against Vaas or Murli, let alone 10 overs.

  • on January 1, 2014, 11:29 GMT

    Finally someone has broken shahid afridi's record. All credit to anderson and his team for winning the match in style. I am sure it must have been a better innings that afridi's.

  • njr1330 on January 1, 2014, 11:26 GMT

    (Afridi) 'came out as a pinch-hitter towards the end of the match...' A pinch-hitter, by definition, has to open the innings. He is someone who goes in, all guns blazing, to give the innings some momentum, it wouldn't otherwise have.

  • on January 1, 2014, 11:20 GMT

    After this record breaking ton by Anderson,he will becone a great allrounder in his career.14 sixes.I think spectators need helmets in the crowd because of the way the ball is being smashed in the stands.;-)

  • on January 1, 2014, 11:19 GMT

    So Shahid Afridi is no longer the world Record Holder of the Fastest Century in the History of the Game. and i am glad Its A Proper Batsman who broke the record.

  • Sunilcecil on January 1, 2014, 11:13 GMT

    I have two words for Afridi fans, "Shell Shocked", that is why they are giving 50 vs 21 over comparison they are in a state of denial that lala has lost the number one spot of fastest hundred....

  • on January 1, 2014, 11:10 GMT

    The West Indies Team that played was designed for a 50 over game not a 21 over game, this team could not chase that many runs in 21 overs it lacked too many of our t20 power hitters, so don't get carried away. Remember, injured and missing are Gayle, Sammuels, Sammy,Pollard, Russsel, Dwayne Smith and Badree. These are Guys who would chase 274 in 21 overs on that batting friendly pitch. So dont get carried away NZ's, but good batting by Ryder and Anderson.

  • on January 1, 2014, 11:00 GMT

    Whether it is a ODI hundred or 20/20 hundred, it is the fastest century in international cricket, all formats. Great effort!!!

  • on January 1, 2014, 10:48 GMT

    awesome hitting and finally Afridi's record broken by a better batsman :P

  • on January 1, 2014, 10:40 GMT

    to all those going on about Afridi playing a 50 over game, when did he come out to bat? He wasn't paying as a batsman, he came out as a pitch hitter towards the end of a match, so he had licence to just whack the ball, so don't blame 21 overs

  • on January 1, 2014, 10:31 GMT

    Yes, a truly awesome knock by Anderson and yes, technically he has set a new record but one cannot deny that having an ODI effectively reduced to a T20 was of no consequence. I can't be sure but personally I doubt he would have played so freely if all 50 overs were played. T20 games do cheapen your wicket slightly compared to full ODI's. 10 wickets spread over 20 overs allows you more freedom than 10 wickets over 50 overs - fact!!

  • on January 1, 2014, 10:26 GMT

    I am very disappointed. When i hear about this record.

  • testmatchonly on January 1, 2014, 10:25 GMT

    @Karl Leung : 20/20 cricket has removed any of the remaining sanity which was prevailing in the ODIs. A game of cricket can only be valued when the batsmen put some price on their wicket. Slam-bang entertainment of 20/20 is now pervading ODI's and making a mockery of the game. You can recall the insane scores reached by both teams in the 7 match ODI series between Aus & Ind recently. 10 out of 11 completed innings reached 300+ scores !!

    What is the point in watching batsmen bash around the bowlers for 1 whole day, day-in and day-out ? If balls flying over the boundary is what is required, then I would watch baseball rather.

  • on January 1, 2014, 10:21 GMT

    Records are meant to be broken ..Congratulations & Respect for Corey Anderson from Pakistan

  • Attacking on January 1, 2014, 10:20 GMT

    The new rules over the last few years will significantly impact statistics in the one day game.

    There has obviously been many moves to make batting easier by having shorter boundaries, bigger bats, flat pitches, powerplays, 2 balls and now the fielding restrictions.

    High scoring games are wonderful to watch once in a while but too many of these games deflates the value of scoring runs. They should go back to 1 ball per innings, this will bring back the spinners and reverse swing for the fast bowlers. The softer ball makes it more of a challenge for the batsmen.

    They should revert the fielding restrictions back too. There has to be some balance, otherwise the sport is no longer an even contest between bat and ball.

  • Porky_PigTheToon on January 1, 2014, 10:19 GMT

    Congrats Corey. Well played.

    To those Pak/ Afridi fans saying boundaries were short. Would love to know the dimensions of Nairobi ground where Afirdi hit his fastest 100. A hundred is a hundred and should be appreciated especially when it is the fastest.

    To those Pak/ Afridi fans saying the track was flat. My friends, if a fast bowler say McGrath picks 5-for on green pitches of Aus, Eng. Is it of no value ?

    Junaid too picked his 5-for in ongoing SL-Pak Test series. The pitch had grass on it. Shouldn't it be appreciated ?

    Point is - Appreciate the effort of individual here who is hardly 23, comes from NZ, a nation not known for playing spin bowling too well and still hammering someone like Narine - toughest spinner to pick in this form of Cricket.

    Now upcoming Ind-NZ series is going to be interesting. If the tracks/ boundaries are indeed flat/ short, then another run feast is on its way. God save Bowlers ! :)

    Also, Corey is gonna become a RICHY RICH boy. #IPLAuctions

  • on January 1, 2014, 10:19 GMT

    how can this be an ODI hundered. 21 overs? whats the difference between and ODI and a T20 then?

  • choppa13 on January 1, 2014, 10:12 GMT

    @ Clayton Saunders Brendon bowled out Nathan to get through the overs quicker because of the rain hanging around they needed to get through the 20 overs required to constitute an odi match even Jessie was bowling spin and even guptill was used and neesham was bowling off an abbreviated run up. I suppose he could of used Mitch at the end but then Milne wouldn't have got a bowl at all either. A team win is more important than personal milestones. And just to add to it Brendon was off the field for the last half of the chase due to a niggle to his knee that happened while fielding. Cheers

  • FrancisPayne on January 1, 2014, 10:11 GMT

    To the bloke who fell asleep at 5am and feels sorry for Mitch. It started to rain again so it was essential NZ got through 20 overs, otherwise a no result. So B Mc brought on Ryder (bowling off-spin), Neesham (off short runup) and N Mc. Even Guptill got a bowl - thay should have been some sort of a clue. So calm down mate, you obviously didn't see what happened so how about asking first before making outrageous claims.

  • on January 1, 2014, 10:08 GMT

    BOOM BOOM AFRIDi record is broken for fastast one day hundred

  • on January 1, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    @clayton saunders. they were trying to get through there overs as fast as possible due to rain/light, thats why nath mcullum got 5 overs they ryder also bowled some spin just to get thru the overs

  • on January 1, 2014, 9:58 GMT

    A perfect start to new year

  • on January 1, 2014, 9:57 GMT

    India will break all-time records in New Zealand.

  • on January 1, 2014, 9:57 GMT

    Well done Core n Jessy. Awesome batting by young Core. Don't talk about size of the ground. Appreciate the skill of young man. Wishes from Sri Lanka

  • latnadu on January 1, 2014, 9:49 GMT

    First of all congrats to Corey Anderson. and fot the New Zeland team who hits 44 boundaries which means 1/3 of game filled with boundaries.and WHAT A START for them on YEAR 2014??? WOW!! NZ just found a new Hero. they are very talented and decent team in the cric world. i really like NZ team. now we can expect more close games and exciting CRICKET.. (Sri Lanka Cric fan)

  • PPL11 on January 1, 2014, 9:47 GMT

    Just a special way to welcome 2014 - Well done

  • on January 1, 2014, 9:47 GMT

    Tremendous inning played by Anderson and surely I will appreciate him for this superb milestone towards century. One mistake that I have came to know in this article is that Anderson (It was also the sixth-fastest ODI ton, off just 46 balls.) Please read the below given paragraph taken from above and make necessary change in the last sentence of this piece of article:-

    The initial pyrotechnics from Brendon McCullum set it up for Ryder to swing his arms. True to his style, Ryder's shots were effortless. He was able to loft through the line with ease, pull the seamers nonchalantly when they bowled too straight. Half-volleys were pierced wide of the packed off-side field and a six over long-off brought up his fifty off 23 balls. Three boundaries in an over off Bravo helped him speed towards his century and he got there with a single to short fine leg in the 19th over. It was also the sixth-fastest ODI ton, off just 46 balls.

  • Cool_Jeeves on January 1, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    If we make boundaries of 40 yards, and make heavier bats, and restric bowlers to only three step run ups, we can even try for totals of 400 in a t20 match. How exciting that would be... The game has changed beyond recognition in the last 15 years, and now even tests are getting affected. One hardly sees the good old fashioned cover drive, the sort that Lara used to play when he first came to international cricket. Nowadays it is enough to just present the face of the bat, and fast outfields gets you "value for your shots". Everyone hits sixes. 20 years back, it was only richards, Botham, Kapil Dev, Imran, Lloyd, and Greenidge. Nowadays everyone is a master blaster.

  • on January 1, 2014, 9:45 GMT

    These are not at all good signs for india.

  • on January 1, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    Congratulation Corey Anderson

  • delboy on January 1, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    @Mekkayel 'rally round the WI' a TRUE supporter maintains their support and loyalty in the good and bad times. When your team fails evaluate and encourage better performance do not criticise and run away. A losing professional is his own greatest critic who craves an opportunity to prove that he can come again. If you deny him your support psycologically he is finished.

  • on January 1, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    brilliant stuff....a man who can go better than gayle in ipl...

  • on January 1, 2014, 9:41 GMT

    Wow! I live in the UK, and I must say a big thank you to ESPN cricinfo, as this was the only live feed of the game I could find. Fantastic job by Anderson and Ryder, a true pleasure. However I must say, when I woke up I was disappointed. Yes we won, of course we won. But the skipper AGAIN had let me down! When I finally fell asleep at 5am, McClenaghan had two wickets from two overs, so when I woke to find that was all he got, I was disgusted to say the least. And not only that, but it was the skippers brother who bowled the five overs allowed by one player. Now I don't know about you guys, but when a young man is chasing a national record, I would expect the one man he calls Captain to give him all the support he needs! If he now misses out on that record by two or three wickets, we all know who to blame! Again great job Corey and Jesse, but I feel really sorry for Mitch!

  • abyrao on January 1, 2014, 9:41 GMT

    Great!! small or big grounds don't matter. Its a century after all. More than Corey feel good to see Ryder back. But what about windies. When will they sack Gibson? He is the cause of the downslide in WI cricket.

  • on January 1, 2014, 9:33 GMT

    well done corey j anderson. brilliant hitting. keep this for the upciming series also.

  • on January 1, 2014, 9:25 GMT

    Ok the grounds were small, but no one has ever done it in any ground in the world big or small so shut up.

  • on January 1, 2014, 9:24 GMT

    His 2nd 50 was also the fastest 50 if the stats people care. 50 to 100 only took 16 balls meaning he beats ST Jayasuriya who got to 50 off 17 balls

  • msaurav on January 1, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    Corey just earned an expensive IPL contract.You gonna soon be A MILLION dollar player.

  • on January 1, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    afridi Going to take koching from cory anderson

  • on January 1, 2014, 9:22 GMT

    I hate to be the party breaker .but its true that he scored against a toothless west indian attack (the only quality bowler in the side was sunil narine) and a ground which hardly seem to have a diameter of 65 meters ,

  • on January 1, 2014, 9:10 GMT

    Epic batting. Queenstown isn't a large ground but those sixes would have gone over anywhere. Stop talking crap about probably the single greatest ODI innings in history.

    Two batsmen score hundreds in under 20 overs. That is class.

    MR Anderson is about to get very rich at the IPL auction.

  • Bess87 on January 1, 2014, 9:01 GMT

    Great innings tough luck windies I think it's time y'all head back home enough embarrassment on this two tours

  • lebigfella on January 1, 2014, 8:59 GMT

    Brilliant... unbelievable & phenomenal!!! Simple as that. Corey J. living up to his immense promise and Jesse coming to the party... a few beers I hope to celebrate but stay out of trouble JR

  • on January 1, 2014, 8:58 GMT

    @SLslider.. keep your nasty opinions to yourself! What we've seen today was a world class display of batting! You say all NZ pitches are flat?? Get your facts straight buddy.. only 1 week ago the blackcaps got bowled out for 158 and the windies struggled to chase that down on an anything but flat track!! Oh and guess what?? Those eden park boundaries were smaller than the Queenstown

  • liaqathussain on January 1, 2014, 8:55 GMT

    Great stuff from anderson,, congratulations..from pakistan,

  • on January 1, 2014, 8:50 GMT

    Well done young man what a splendid knock. Shahid Afridi had the record for seventeen years. How long b4 someone breaks Corey Anderson's record? Will be interesting to see Who? Where? When? And Against? Well done again

  • german1 on January 1, 2014, 8:47 GMT

    Well played Cory. Both teams played on the same ground so don't blame the size of the ground. Like the commentator said at the beginning of the nz innings, the team that wanted to be in the middle will win and the team that wanted to be back at the hotel would loose. Now we know who wanted to be back at the hotel. Rubbish bowling by WI and to add to it, they played four keepers; ramdin, Charles, Simmons and Walton. That is very good selection. They should get an award for that. In the mean time, Gayle and company is on vacation partying into the new year and tweeting all about it while we fans fret about WI cricket . it it time for cricket in the west indies to be a thing of the past.

  • just_chill_chill on January 1, 2014, 8:41 GMT

    tremendous performance from the young anderson. contrast it with the savage slogger called afridi. well done lad. got to watch highlights on youtube.

    kiwis now have pretty good strokemakers in their team. mccullum, taylor, ryder, and now anderson.

  • VivGilchrist on January 1, 2014, 8:38 GMT

    Is the ground bigger than a postage stamp?

  • on January 1, 2014, 8:37 GMT

    Guys, records are meant to be broken. When Afridi did that, it was his first match and nobody expected that. It was an international match and Like Afridi once, Corey Anderson has been blessed by this fame of holding this prestigious record :)

  • on January 1, 2014, 8:34 GMT

    When Sehwag hit 219 or Rohit Sharma hit 16 sixes in an ODI, it wasn't a 'farce', the ground wasn't 'too small' was it, where was the 'the ICC needs to fix this' comments then eh? The ignorance and bias from people who didn't even watch the match is beyond annoying.

  • truecric_fan on January 1, 2014, 8:33 GMT

    NZ Team beware, The Worlds #1 ODI Team is coming. Can you handle Virat, Dhoni, Rohit and Dhawan?

  • Bishop on January 1, 2014, 8:31 GMT

    To all the disappointed Afridi fans: just because Anderson's century came from one fewer deliveries than Afridi's, it doesn't mean it was a better innings. No one has said that it was. But in the same way that this very special innings in no way diminishes Afridi's unbelievable knock in 1996, please don't try to diminish Anderson's achievement with petty complaints about the size of the respective grounds, the quality of the opposition, or the reduction in overs. Enjoy each innings for what it was.

    FWIW the best ODI century I've ever seen was Stephen Fleming agains SA in the World Cup in SA...far from the quickest ton, but perfectly judged under enormous pressure, not least from the approaching thunderstorms. Great stuff.

  • on January 1, 2014, 8:29 GMT

    excellent start to the year with this record breaking innings

  • on January 1, 2014, 8:29 GMT

    Magnificiently done after 20 years of Afridi's invasion....

  • on January 1, 2014, 8:24 GMT

    Congrats Anderson for the fastest odi century.

  • Yousufahmed1 on January 1, 2014, 8:18 GMT

    @ Vivfan Why don't you ask your hopeless SL team to win against India. Oh i understand they are incapable. Is that the reason you alwsy expect other teams to win against India. Please ask your colombo track bullies(ctb) to give some fight to Pakistan.

  • on January 1, 2014, 8:17 GMT

    for all world cricket fans and lovers starting a good 2014

  • AltafPatel on January 1, 2014, 8:17 GMT

    Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Kohli would be delighted, particularly after flop show in bouncy track of SA. They would be eager to land NZ asap to create rows of records. No wonder if India score 500 in an ODI and couple of double tons being hit in ODI series ! All the best NZ...!

  • cricketlover111 on January 1, 2014, 8:17 GMT

    To you people trying to detract from the fact Anderson's 100 was scored in what was a shortened game, this was the international century ever scored in any form of the game, tests, ODI's or 20/20. I don't understand how people cannot support such a great achievement!!!

  • nzcricket174 on January 1, 2014, 8:14 GMT

    Corey Anderson's smallest six was 75m and his biggest 101m.

  • Mahaanama on January 1, 2014, 8:13 GMT

    The ground in Singapore where Jayasuriya scored his fastest 50 is much more smaller than this ground. The ground where Afridi hammered Jayasuriya all over the park to score his fastest 100 could be bigger than this ground. Still Anderson deserves all the respect for his fastest 100..

  • Mekkayel on January 1, 2014, 8:12 GMT

    A plausible excuse @TheAnalyzer was that the wet field made it hard for the bowlers to grip the wet leathery ball. it slipped and slided more than usual. HOPEFULLY, we get less rain in the futiure so the bowlers can perform better. As for West Indies batting... figures. 3 of the players that batted aren't even club level standard.

  • SLslider on January 1, 2014, 8:11 GMT

    Pathetic cricket really. NZ is killing cricket by creating these flat pitches with 50 meter boundaries. I think they should learn from Sri Lanka how to create sporting pitches. NZ is the most pathetic team in cricket today and i hope ICC should take some action.

  • bouncer709 on January 1, 2014, 8:11 GMT

    @Karl Leung: Well I believe cricket is played on pitch, so medium (75m) or large 90(m) boundaries have no much effect on batting, but 60 meters (small) have something, with small boundaries batsmen know they can clear the boundary easily, and mishit can go behind boundary too. so they can play more brave when short boundaries. When boundaries are large, batsmen have fear in their mind that that they might me caught on boundary.

  • TheAnalyzer on January 1, 2014, 8:01 GMT

    Whether the ground is small or not,, Whether the bowling attarck is excellent or not,, whether the match was reduced to 21 overs or not,, corey anderson holds the fastest century in ODI cricket.. Just accept it guys..WI it T20 champions at the present.. That was also like a T20.. So no excuse.. Hats off anderson.. Its good to see records keep breaking.. When sehwag hit 219 against WI it was a record.. No one said WI bowling attark was poor.. Same goes here.. If it is an international match,, fair enough.. What a knock from corey and jessie..

  • on January 1, 2014, 8:00 GMT

    this has to be the biggest victory ever in terms of net run rate.

  • on January 1, 2014, 7:57 GMT

    Pakistan lose another record in odi......

  • iago on January 1, 2014, 7:54 GMT

    If the batting had been from one of the sub-continent nations, there would be 75 pages of shot by shot, ball by ball and technical stroke analysis on how brilliant the innings was. And anyone who disagreed would be piled upon by a multitude of posts. But as the innings was "only" by a NZer, and it was against the current WI rabble, any analysis or praise will be grudgingly given and have caveats about the opposition, the ground and the current state of cricket.

  • AltafPatel on January 1, 2014, 7:52 GMT

    This match is not more than HongKong Super Sixes. ICC really should thing about size of the grounds and minimum playable overs in rain affected games like minimum 30 overs be played.

  • AltafPatel on January 1, 2014, 7:50 GMT

    Someone argues though ground was small, Anderson's most sixes were longer than 75 mts. If ground would have been more than 70 mtr, would have Andersen tried to take risk ? If someone knows ground is 50 mtr long, he will try to hit six in every ball though sixes are 70 mtr long.

  • on January 1, 2014, 7:49 GMT

    @ testmatchonly - So I guess Nathan Astle's 222 was a farce right? Or isn't it because it was in a test match? Test purists complaints are unjustified. This was one of those once in a lifetime type innings like that 222 was.

  • on January 1, 2014, 7:46 GMT

    much respect to Anderson from Pakistan. it was difficult to break Afridis record though, for whole long 17 years no one was able to do it, but i was waiting for that another boom boom cricketer to break this record. new ICC rules have made it easy for the batsmen now. Good luck to Anderson :) looking forward for more record breakers. cricket has become so competitive. Wow!

  • on January 1, 2014, 7:44 GMT

    I am so very pleased that Jesse Ryder seems to have fully recovered from the horrific injuries he received during that despicable and cowardly attack. Good knock from Corey! Tongue in cheek!

  • on January 1, 2014, 7:43 GMT

    one of the best record is broke by this man..

  • on January 1, 2014, 7:41 GMT

    That's totally ridiculous. There should be a standard size of grounds. This ground is too much small that any new player like Anderson can hit a ton on less than 36 balls. ICC is totally biased now and even in past on several occasions.

  • PureProteas49 on January 1, 2014, 7:40 GMT

    fantastic knock from Anderson but is this great batting or really contents of the sewers bowling

  • wirus on January 1, 2014, 7:39 GMT

    "Bowling gives us the edge" - Dwayne Bravo.

  • BounceTrack_BULLY on January 1, 2014, 7:35 GMT

    Corey! You Beauty! Great Innings!!! Hope NZ will continue the form throughout the year.

  • bouncer709 on January 1, 2014, 7:35 GMT

    Excellent batting, Records are made to be broken, I remember in my school days I saw Jasuriya making mockery of Pakistan bowling and made century on 48 balls, a world record at that time, in next match he made fifty on 17 balls, and was looking to score century on 30-35 balls, Srilanka first wick fallen on 70, amazingly the opener Kaluwitharana (scored zero), however Jasuriya got out on 78, and Pakistan won the match, Srilanka could not chase 215 despite Jasuriya brutality..... But After few months Afridi took the revenge soon.... that remain a record for long time, and at last broken. Those were the days when 48 balls century or 37 balls century was amazing thing to happen, Nowadays, with t20 you can expect anything.

  • on January 1, 2014, 7:33 GMT

    Well this was a t20 game and I don't agree for it to be considered and ODI. Afridi's record will actually be broken when somebody can do it a full. 50 overs game as non T20 everyone has license to hit. Afridi's record is unbroken in real yet.

  • piyo_thanda_jiyo_thanda on January 1, 2014, 7:33 GMT

    congratulations to anderson. proper cricketing shots all round. not some stupid slogger, who closes his eyes and throws his bat at everything like afridi.

  • Mekkayel on January 1, 2014, 7:32 GMT

    the problem wasn't really the west indian bowlers really...it was just the conditions they were playing under compounded by a poor top 6 batting lineup. At least 3 of the batsmen that played today didn't even deserve to make it to international cricket. If Chris Gayle was here he would have hit himself back into form. But alas, a series victory was not meant to be as this west indian team is a joke.

    What a sour way to start off my 2014 as a Trinidadian/ now former West Indies fan. At least Bravo scored his 1st half century in a WHILE. That's something to take into the next game...right? Trinidad & Tobago for its own international cricket team anyone?

  • vinmon143 on January 1, 2014, 7:31 GMT

    I bet there will be more pakistani fans commenting on this page than the page of Pak-SL match

  • roblo330 on January 1, 2014, 7:30 GMT

    Trying to compare Anderson and Afridi's innings is pointless. But for those suggesting the WI bowling attack was weak, the current ODI bowling rankings show Narine at 3 and Rampaul at 20. And both these guys took a pasting from Anderson. In comparison NZ only have Mills ranked at 13 (Vettori at 19 but not playing today).

  • testmatchonly on January 1, 2014, 7:28 GMT

    I think even the rain gods couldn't bear this farce of limited overs cricket. 283 in 21 overs ?!! Give us a break ICC and put an end to this misery of cricket watching public going numb on mindless games. It is not even funny anymore.

  • on January 1, 2014, 7:28 GMT

    He got to 50 off 20 balls then got the next 50 off 16 balls which is also faster than ST Jayasuriya who is currently the fastest to get 50 off 17 balls.

  • kiwicricketnut on January 1, 2014, 7:25 GMT

    sad that people would try and deminish what corey did just because the game was reduced, not his fault it rained, people saying the ground is too small but i can't find any dimension stats on the ground but it doesn't look a small ground, looked about 70 meteres which is quite acceptable but couldn't be certain. this was a stunning innings and in my opinion deserves the world record though in the age of t-20 cricket i don't see coreys record holding for as long as afridi's, someone like gayle or kohli maybe even de-cock could beat it then again so could corey, so nz has the fastest odi ton the fastest test double ton, who has the fastest t-20 and test ton? something else for nz to aim at.

  • on January 1, 2014, 7:25 GMT

    Absolute carnage, fantastic from Corey Anderson. Don't use this innings to denigrate or promote other players just enjoy it for what it is. Also this west Indies bowling attack was very impressive in the first game and includes the number 1 bowler in odi's! They were caught off guard in this game, I expect they will bounce back in the next game.

  • on January 1, 2014, 7:24 GMT

    The ground dimensions were 75 metres straight and 60 metres square. This was not a super small ground. Not to mention most of Anderson's sixes were 75 metres plus, with the majority 90 metres plus, which would of cleared every ground in the world so this (false) complaining about the ground being small is unjustified and ignorant.

  • tokoloshe on January 1, 2014, 7:22 GMT

    Wow. This make him expensive for the IPL. Welcome back Jesse...

  • on January 1, 2014, 7:21 GMT

    I want to see such innings also in this series ahead.

  • on January 1, 2014, 7:21 GMT

    A lot of comments are trying to detract from Andersons innings. Just face it, he's now the record holder. Good work Cory, I hope to see more where that came from!

  • HashirSL on January 1, 2014, 7:21 GMT

    Missed live telecast!!! :( This is going to be a bad match to have missed.. So ecstatic to hear New Year begin in such style!!

  • on January 1, 2014, 7:19 GMT

    Typical from most foreigners bagging our small grounds but a lot of his hits were huge and the West Indian attack isn't that horrible with Narine ,Rampaul and Bravo. I just believe the cold and the delayed start showed that the Windies just really diddn't want to be out there today

  • on January 1, 2014, 7:17 GMT

    welldone anderson

  • Mekkayel on January 1, 2014, 7:17 GMT

    Ah don't worry Dwayne.. we'll get them later this year on the return tour.

    (on a side note, flat pitches+small ground=bad cricket. west indies were at fault for their batting though.)

  • greatshinwari on January 1, 2014, 7:10 GMT

    great effort ryder and anderson...i wish them to keep such kind of hitting and such kind of form againest the poor indian bowling attack...i wish them to beat indian again n the ODI just like the 2 previous series

  • on January 1, 2014, 7:07 GMT

    Finally Shahid Afridi's fastest ODI century record has been broken..............It's Corey J. Anderson now!!! =D

  • Haleos on January 1, 2014, 7:06 GMT

    Well done anderson. A proper batsman having the record now rather than 5 ball wonder.

  • parry444 on January 1, 2014, 7:05 GMT

    Like it or not, Anderson broke the record and that will probably stand for another 20 or so years. Well done. He deserves his place in the hall of fame. The best thing about it is the rising talent within NZ cricket.

  • anver777 on January 1, 2014, 7:02 GMT

    Super Duper !!!! what a way to start the new year !!!! launching of "Blast Blast Anderson" in 2014 !! lot more to come this year..... may be in IPL 2014 !!!!

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:59 GMT

    What's going on in cricket... It's no more fun in watching all this.

    ICC must reconsider a lot of things. An ODI of 21 overs. So what's the difference Between an ODI T20.

    Had he played with same tempo and with same strike rate if this had been a full 50 over match or even a 30 over match?

    It took careers to legendary players to make a hard earned record.

    Just consider the first double century in an ODI and the last by Rohit... It's painful

    Please play cricket and stop playing with cricket.

    A fan of true cricket.

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:56 GMT

    let see who will be the first one to break his record

  • cricaddict9118 on January 1, 2014, 6:55 GMT

    'Fastest ODI centurion Corey Anderson sold to Mumbai Indians in IPL auctions 2014' will soon be the headlines

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:54 GMT

    Well it was just like a T20 game so every body can hit like this .Is there any body to as fast Afridi did in 50 overs game

  • Rohit... on January 1, 2014, 6:54 GMT

    @ Shahbaz Latif : Great start to the new year... Just heard the Joke of the Year... Expecting Afridi to score runs is itself a joke and to expect him to score a century & that's too the fastest century - Hilarious.

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:50 GMT

    No matter whatever you say, the record has been broken. Bye bye 37 ball century.

  • Tova on January 1, 2014, 6:45 GMT

    Great clean hitting from Anderson, but let's bring realistic. That was the worst West Indian attack I have ever seen.... The bowling was ridiculously poor. Worst current international attack. And the ground was the size of a postage stamp... I wouldn't get too excited by it... Very clean hitting though

  • VinodGupte on January 1, 2014, 6:42 GMT

    17 years on, Afridi is still 16. Now that's a record!

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:40 GMT

    I'm sure the likes of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan learned about this and are rubbing their hands in delight. Pitches flat as a tack, lightning-quick outfields and miniscule boundaries, nothing else could suit the Indian batsmen more.

  • iceaxe on January 1, 2014, 6:40 GMT

    so good to see Ryder back and in great form. icing on the cake to see Anderson's world record. The bowling was tidy as well! Bring on Nelson!

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:39 GMT

    awesome Anderson by hitting this fastest ton he has set a very huge base price for himself in upcoming dipl auction

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:34 GMT

    it looks like a 20/20 game. The pressure is less in 20/20 because everybody is there to hit the ball. But still good century. This record should be entered in a 20/20 game format not in ODI.

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:33 GMT

    Will this be the best cricketing moment for 2014? If not we're in for one hell of a year

  • phoenixdprem on January 1, 2014, 6:32 GMT

    Anderson u rock!! Good performance by Ryder as usual. New Zealand looking dangerous now. Indian team gotta buckle up and practice if they want to win. Expecting better performance from the Indian team.

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:29 GMT

    @VKohlitheGreat - how can it be unfair to consider Anderson's 36 ball century better than Afridi's 37 ball ton. If anything because Anderson had less than half the overs available it would be fair to say Anderson's innings is more impressive than the 1 ball difference suggests. by your reasoning all D\L affected games shouldn't count toward the rule books

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:28 GMT

    Anderson hits fastest ODI century in mismatch

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:25 GMT

    BOOM BOOM Anderson, Phenomenal display

  • alesana85 on January 1, 2014, 6:24 GMT

    Congratulations Anderson & Ryder. Almost 300 runs scored in 21 Over...absolutely insane. This New Zealand team has got some talent. Can't believe nobody in the crowd won the $100,000 catching competition prize, if their ever was a time to win.....

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:24 GMT

    Record makes for broken. don't worry afridi carry on. Inshallha you shall break this record again

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:20 GMT

    First Of All happy new year to every one.. And now to he point what a match it was and what innings both have played both ryder and anderson has played unforgettable innings of t20 cricket. Can u imagine 2 centuries from one team that is in t20 match??? Simply superb.. Anderson 131 of just 47 balls and also new zealand has score 283 in a t20 match great....

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:18 GMT

    I opened the cricinfo page casually and thought, oh tough luck Windies -bad D/L equation- when I saw the scores. When i opened the scorecard I couldn't believe that NZ just hit 283 off 21 overs! Well done black caps and an awesome comeback by Ryder. Congrats to Anderson on the fastest century!

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:16 GMT

    So, waiting to watch Struggling Indian Team in New Zealand... What a way to start a new year. I guess the KIWI's didn't find the fireworks entertaining and have given the task to J.Ryder and C.Anderson's :)

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:16 GMT

    Congrats to Corey Anderson,you were amazing.On the other hand Jesse Ryder paved the goings,his 100 was also of super class.I have never seen another ODI like this.I remembered the 400 odd South Africa/Australia game,but this was clean thrashing.Poor WI,once the might of the world,today they have been reduced to rubble.Thanks to SUPER COACH Gibson and the WI administration.We have many more days like this to come.

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:15 GMT

    happy new year andreson

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:14 GMT

    This WI team is well balance and together now, Sammy did not play. I wonder who going to be blame for this savage beating...

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:13 GMT

    What time to hit fastest century ..IPL waits for you with millions of dollars

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:09 GMT

    We are not Found Any other BOOM BOOM Here... Ponting the Punter... Sachin the Master.. Kaliss....The King.... Afridi.. The BOOM BOOM.. no replacement of them

  • ABDULHAMEEDHAMZA on January 1, 2014, 6:09 GMT

    Absolute Savagery by both Anderson & Ryder. What a great start to a new year....................pity the bowlers

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:08 GMT

    congrats to Anderson for world record.

  • BRUTALANALYST on January 1, 2014, 6:07 GMT

    Bit harsh on Afridis record as this was a effectively a T20 with only 4 men out on a tiny ground, true track with 2 new balls and some of the most pathetic bowling but still fair play to the guy that was some outstanding clean hitting amazing to watch. How pathetic were W.I though didn't even come out and put up any fight on this deck! right now must be physically and mentally the weakest side in world cricket.

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:05 GMT

    hopefully he may be million dollar man of ipl

  • on January 1, 2014, 6:04 GMT

    great news for cricket to set new record

  • Ranwick on January 1, 2014, 6:00 GMT

    @gsingh7 Don't be silly, NZ can easily make seaming and swinging green pitches to help their bowlers. If you really believe they will make flat wickets when India and their batting lineup comes then you are very naive.

  • Saif-Ali on January 1, 2014, 6:00 GMT

    @darren cook yeah i thaught that afridi also had made centuary in 36balls but after posting here i had knwn that afridi made 100 in 37 balls but that's not fair because anderson made fast centuary in 21 over match whereas afridi made 50 overs so we can say anderson made fastest hundred in t20 & afridi record is still secure according to me & some more cricketer fans that all

  • Surajrises on January 1, 2014, 5:53 GMT

    Well done Corey. But looking at this I can surely say one thing, India are gonna lose BIG TIME in NZ.. All The Very Best Dhoni & Co that's all I can say!!!

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:45 GMT

    Boom Boom Afridi........now Bye Bye Afridi

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:44 GMT

    there is a big big difference in afridi and anderson record...as that time there was no T20 cricket fever...secondly a bid difference of boundries as cricinfo also said that nany of his hits can't clear the rope of any Int stadium...so for me afridi is still better boom boom..but anderson is appreciated...

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:43 GMT

    amazing ton.... 1st day of the year started with record in ODI's

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:43 GMT

    whata gift of new year for cricketers!!

  • nicevans on January 1, 2014, 5:42 GMT

    Afridis record was in a similarly small ground in Nairobi vs an arguably weaker attack. This was power hitting at its best, as the report suggests virtually all of Andersons 6s would've cleared any world boundary. Well done Corey, hopefully he will kick on with his career now.

  • RAAJ101 on January 1, 2014, 5:39 GMT

    Mohd. Azhardduin scored his fastest ODI hundred[62balls] in the era of Viv Richards[75balls] Both scored their fastest ODI in the same year1988. In that era 100 runs off 100 balls was considered as extra ordinary.The ODI rules were tough and ballers were extra ordinary

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:39 GMT

    i can simply say that,short format of cricket should be remove, coz we have no faith in test cricket now. T20 format just destroy the charmness of TEST and ODI, being a cricket fan em glad that, AFRIDI redocrd has broken, thuogh em PAKISTANI but, i think the match shuold not play if match time is reduced more than 40 overs...

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:39 GMT

    i can simply say that,short format of cricket should be remove, coz we have no faith in test cricket now. T20 format just destroy the charmness of TEST and ODI, being a cricket fan em glad that, AFRIDI redocrd has broken, thuogh em PAKISTANI but, i think the match shuold not play if match time is reduced more than 40 overs...

  • vijaysrivatsan on January 1, 2014, 5:34 GMT

    What a pity this had to be scored against T20 champions

  • DRS_Flawed_NeedsImprovement on January 1, 2014, 5:34 GMT

    rohit will outclass anderson as we saw against oz and grounds are too small in nz.

  • Vivfan on January 1, 2014, 5:32 GMT

    How exactly did Corey J. break Afridi's record to fastest century? Afridi played a 50 Over match, Corey played in a 21 over match so Corey's record counts toward 50 over criteria? That doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Really sad & dismal performance by WI, NZ deserve to win. Hope NZ go on to thrash India as well. Will be tough if NZ puts up Flat-wickets because we all know India are king of flat wickets.

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:32 GMT

    records made to be broken...............................

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:31 GMT

    At least the boundaries are bigger than in the present BBL. They are a joke. You get a 4 with a pool cue

  • vijaysrivatsan on January 1, 2014, 5:31 GMT

    Just see how the pitches change in next 15 days to welcome India.

    Congrats anderson. Which ipl team are you representing this year

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:29 GMT

    Although Afridi's record is broken but you can't exclude the ground factor, I mean the boundry of this ground is too short compare to other ground and still Afridi is the world's most dangerous player. Congrats to New Zealanders for such a brilliant record.

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:28 GMT

    still lala is the best.....

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:27 GMT

    it was by far the best inings than afridi . anderson is a proper batsman and it was clean hitting and remains not out

  • Chris_P on January 1, 2014, 5:27 GMT

    @gsingh7. "NZ has flat dry wickets"??? Have you got any idea why they call New Zealand, "The land of the long white cloud"? Wow, do you even do any research before posting? Almost speechless.

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:27 GMT

    Worlds fastest century by bowler...

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:26 GMT

    @VKohlithegreat.. what are you on about!? Anderson BROKE the record. Don't try making excuses that his effort was inferior

  • VKohlitheGreat on January 1, 2014, 5:25 GMT

    This is bit unfair to Afridi record. As Afridi match was 50-over match and there was no concept of T20 innings but here Anderson had to play like T20 because of reduce overs and he plays T20 before also. So for me Afridi is still the best and this innings should be counted as T20 innings.

  • Mahaanama on January 1, 2014, 5:24 GMT

    What a knock.. Scoring the fastest century against a bowling attack leads by Narine.. Unbelievable..

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:23 GMT

    cant...believe MY Team performed this bad...at the new year.....dont wanna accept this gift....

    where is sammy?? as far as i know..our HERO GAYLE and POLLARD are injured...and still recovering why pull out SAMMY??

    really upset with the team performance WEST INDIES nearly broke GAYLE RECORD 30 balls.......thanks GAYLE...and hope to see u guys back in the team and show how you hit 30balls hundred world record to NEW ZEALAND..............

  • India_boy on January 1, 2014, 5:23 GMT

    Congrats Anderson, well done! On other note, if the same thing had happened in India, people would be crying that the pitches are flat and the grounds small. Hypocrisy at its best!

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:22 GMT

    Windies run rate 4.12 Required run rate 19.24,why am I losing sleep over this match? Results NZ win by 184 Man of the Match C J Anderson

  • rahulkb on January 1, 2014, 5:21 GMT

    LOL. I think watching 'Invictus' probably affected WI negatively assuming they watched the haka dance of the All Blacks in the movie.

    Speaking of which, now I am very concerned about the Indian bowlers in the coming series. Ishant's deliveries will be hit out of NZ into Aus hopefully getting him out of India team forever.:)

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:19 GMT

    It is a very shoking News for Pakistani fans at the start of the 2014 morning and what a great begning of New Zealand of 2014 as Pak fan i am also so happy to see a world record of starting of the year 2014

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:19 GMT

    Why is Corey Anderson's 100 on the 'Fastest Hundreds' list, but Jesse Ryders off 46 balls isn't!? The stats man can't keep up! lol

  • MANTU14 on January 1, 2014, 5:19 GMT

    Why ICC not make a rule to fix the boundary?

  • GreensFan on January 1, 2014, 5:18 GMT

    Congratulations s to Corey Anderson for a Great performance! Reminder Afridi Still and will hold the world Record for youngest player in ODI History to score fastest Hundred on debut. Reminder that was a real 50/50 ODI completed match, this to me is more like 20/20. Technically Afridi is still 50/50 world Record holder. Reminder Now days is easy when 20/20 is around, 1996 was no one could imagine this and was very hard to accomplish what Afridi did and stood for 18years.

  • Fast_Track_Bully on January 1, 2014, 5:18 GMT

    Well done Anderson. Hope some one else will break it soon. @Saif-Ali. Afrdidi - dangerous batsman? lol. There was a time - not now a days. He mishit even full tosses now.

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:16 GMT

    The shackles have broken... The 37 ball hundred record of 16 year old Shahid Afridi has been broken by a 36 ball hundred from 18 year old New Zealander Correy Anderson.... Perfect cick-off to the 2014's cricket.. Only God Knows what to follow...

  • hassanlatif on January 1, 2014, 5:14 GMT

    Now its BOOM BOOM ANDERSON

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:08 GMT

    Well done Corey, finally we are getting some good news from New zealand after such a long time. Being Pakistani, I'm proud of our players as Pakistan is able to produce such a great players who have introduced a lot of new things and record in the form of Saeed Anwar, Inzamum ul Haq, Saqlain Mustaq, Wasim, Waqar, Shaoib, Shahid Afridi. Hats off to you

  • gsingh7 on January 1, 2014, 5:07 GMT

    anderson have new world record for fastest century ever in odis-36 balls better than afridi. he missed rohit's record 16 sixes by 2 sixes.nz have flat dry tracks these days and india is world known to dominate teams on such tracks. i can forsee a good start for 2014 for team india in nz as india have plenty of practice on such tracks and have good talent allround. lets see if wi can chase the total down or not.

  • shahnbej on January 1, 2014, 5:05 GMT

    If Ryder tried little harder he also could beat Aridi record.. What a jock.

  • savadnkani on January 1, 2014, 5:04 GMT

    glad that Sammy was no part of this....

  • kiwicricketnut on January 1, 2014, 5:03 GMT

    that was simply the most brilliant innings of cricket i have ever seen, wonder if bravo still thinks his bowlers have the edge even world number 1 narine got a hiding, we have a top order to scare any team in odi cricket, brilliant to watch.

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:03 GMT

    Correction: I meant appalled by their balling display...oopsie. smh @ West Indies right now

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:02 GMT

    Saif-Ali, Anderson actually broke Afridi's record rather then equaled it!

  • shahnbej on January 1, 2014, 5:02 GMT

    What is the length of boundary for this match?

  • VKohlitheGreat on January 1, 2014, 4:59 GMT

    This is bit unfair to Afridi record. As Afridi match was 50-over match and there was no concept of T20 innings but here Anderson had to play like T20 because of reduce overs and he plays T20 before also. So for me Afridi is still the best and this innings should be counted as T20 innings.

  • CricketFever11 on January 1, 2014, 4:57 GMT

    18 year record was broken. Now the other long lasting record is Jayasuriya's fastest 50 made in 1996. Anderson might brake that one too.

  • on January 1, 2014, 4:54 GMT

    I am applaud at this display from West Indies. Can't believe I stayed up to celebrate New Years with the team, to witness such a disappointing display. Bravo Bravo Bravo...what say you? As a Sammy fan I am glad he out today, every disappointment is indeed a blessing..that is in Sammy's case. I do wish the team luck, but with Charles gone for a 3 ball duck, this does not look good. Sammy I MISS YOU ALREADY!

  • on January 1, 2014, 4:52 GMT

    Saif-Ali he beat Afridi's record Afridi took 37 balls Anderson took 36 balls

  • on January 1, 2014, 4:46 GMT

    great ton realy happy to see somone new record. good luck to Andersen for his career.

  • on January 1, 2014, 4:45 GMT

    Can't believe it, that the Afridi record has been broken. Shocking new year morning.

  • rakaiaroyal on January 1, 2014, 4:44 GMT

    That would have to be some of the cleanest hitting I've ever seen. Probably only Astle in Christchurch or Gilchrist in Perth could compare to that

  • on January 1, 2014, 4:41 GMT

    Now that was a serious whooping.

  • Saif-Ali on January 1, 2014, 4:40 GMT

    So Anderson equals afridi record gud to see another danger batsman in the world cricket after afridi

  • dappasnappa533 on January 1, 2014, 4:40 GMT

    Bowling gives us the edge - Bravo. i am keen to hear what michael holding has to say. there is no sammy in the team. who does he blame now?

  • on January 1, 2014, 4:39 GMT

    what a timing of making fasted century at begin of NEW YEAR 2014.................ANDERSON WELL PLAYED

  • on January 1, 2014, 4:36 GMT

    congrates nz cricket!! now they have the record

  • CricketFever11 on January 1, 2014, 4:33 GMT

    Well done. What an innings.

  • on January 1, 2014, 4:31 GMT

    i am a huge west indies fan but i cant watch this. west indies bowling unit has no SPINE!!! west indies have a head coach that was a bowling coach for england .... they removed sammy as leader of the team because he was'nt winning games. i'm glad now to see bravo finally creating that elusive victory. smh

  • on January 1, 2014, 4:31 GMT

    i am a huge west indies fan but i cant watch this. west indies bowling unit has no SPINE!!! west indies have a head coach that was a bowling coach for england .... they removed sammy as leader of the team because he was'nt winning games. i'm glad now to see bravo finally creating that elusive victory. smh

  • CricketFever11 on January 1, 2014, 4:33 GMT

    Well done. What an innings.

  • on January 1, 2014, 4:36 GMT

    congrates nz cricket!! now they have the record

  • on January 1, 2014, 4:39 GMT

    what a timing of making fasted century at begin of NEW YEAR 2014.................ANDERSON WELL PLAYED

  • dappasnappa533 on January 1, 2014, 4:40 GMT

    Bowling gives us the edge - Bravo. i am keen to hear what michael holding has to say. there is no sammy in the team. who does he blame now?

  • Saif-Ali on January 1, 2014, 4:40 GMT

    So Anderson equals afridi record gud to see another danger batsman in the world cricket after afridi

  • on January 1, 2014, 4:41 GMT

    Now that was a serious whooping.

  • rakaiaroyal on January 1, 2014, 4:44 GMT

    That would have to be some of the cleanest hitting I've ever seen. Probably only Astle in Christchurch or Gilchrist in Perth could compare to that

  • on January 1, 2014, 4:45 GMT

    Can't believe it, that the Afridi record has been broken. Shocking new year morning.

  • on January 1, 2014, 4:46 GMT

    great ton realy happy to see somone new record. good luck to Andersen for his career.