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

Record wasn't on my mind - Anderson

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Corey Anderson beat the record for the fastest ODI hundred set by Shahid Afridi

Corey Anderson, the New Zealand allrounder, was on 95 off 35 balls when he swung a Nikita Miller delivery for six over long leg to complete the quickest ODI hundred in history. One more delivery and he wouldn't have had sole claim to the record, and would have had to share it with Shahid Afridi, who hit a landmark century against Sri Lanka in 1996.

Anderson, though, said the record wasn't on his mind. "No, not really, I just thought it was a pretty quick hundred, I didn't realise that it was the fastest," he said. He hit 14 sixes in his unbeaten 131 off 47 balls to set up New Zealand's crushing victory over West Indies in the third ODI in Queenstown.

Anderson came to the middle in the eighth over and completed his hundred off the first ball of the 18th, allowing little time for any nerves. "I think it was more of 'go with it', the hundred never really got into my mind. I sort of got there so quickly, I didn't have time to think about it. It's just one of those things, you keep going with it, striking it and try and get as many runs on the board as you can. It becomes more about a team than an individual performance."

His innings has already created buzz about Anderson's value at the IPL auction next month. West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo hoped Anderson would be his team-mate in the IPL. "Hope to see him in Chennai Super Kings, the auction is around the corner and hopefully MS [Dhoni] and Flem [coach Stephen Fleming] pick him up, it's going to be a bonus for us, a great knock," Bravo said. "The way how the guy batted, it was not just slogging, you know he played proper cricket shots, that shows someone can bat, has the ability to bat, turn over strike ever so often, hit straight, hit clean, and he's powerful, so why not. This innings is a big innings, it will do him a lot of favours."

Anderson himself wasn't getting carried away. "Those things float about," Anderson said, "I'm happy where I am at with New Zealand, I'm still trying to cement my place as well."

Jesse Ryder, another batsman trying to cement a place in the side, also put in a blistering performance - he smashed the sixth-quickest ODI century in only his second international after a lengthy layoff and, with Anderson, put on a 191-run stand in 75 deliveries for the fourth wicket. "It's nice to have another guy at the other end doing a similar thing," Anderson said. "It's tough for bowlers, they can't get any rhythm, they don't know where the ball is probably going to be going."

Anderson said the innings and the big win was the "best feeling that I've probably had on a cricket field". His captain Brendon McCullum called the centuries a "once-in-a-lifetime sort of performance from two people". "Statistically it (Anderson's ton) is the fastest , I don't know how many ODIs have been played, probably in excess of 3000 (3451), and for him to be No. 1 in terms of the speed with which he was able to get to a hundred, and Jesse being No. 6 is pretty unbelievable really, " McCullum said. "That to me is as clean striking as I have ever witnessed at a ground."

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  • on January 6, 2014, 13:03 GMT

    only new zealand can create records or break it no other team........... 2014 t 20 world cup id their's and also 2015 world cup is also registered in the name of kiwis

  • on January 4, 2014, 8:44 GMT

    it doesnt matter because the records are made to be broke and i was shocked when i saw that last 30 balls 203 runs look rohit also made 209 and when saeed anwar hits 194 then charles coventry brokes his record , and mark waugh was trying to broke the record of saeed anwar of 20 centuries but unfortunately mark waugh hit just 19 100's then sachin played 199 tests then why did he play the 200 test why did he complete it , if he plays the 200th test and complete 200 test then why mark boucher didnot complete his 1000 dissmissals ..???

  • on January 3, 2014, 10:39 GMT

    While I do agree that queenstowns dimensions weren't 'large' ,Afridi scored his 37 ball hundred in the generously proportioned gymkhana club cricket ground in nairobi, kenya. The dimensions square and down the ground were significantly smaller then Queenstown.So when we argue about Andersons record being somewhat diminished by the size of the bounderies, think again.

  • bouncer709 on January 3, 2014, 7:55 GMT

    LOL why people want Afridi to break this record again? is this his duty? Jasuriya made fastest century record against Pakistan, and Afridi took the revenge from him after few months, now Anderson made it against WI, Gayle is there, he should be thinking to take revenge. But I don't think such records are made with intentions, no body knew Afridi and he came to made this record, now Anderson a new guy came and bettered it, the same way one day you guys and Anderson will wake up in morning and will listen a new name broken this record.

  • RAAJ101 on January 3, 2014, 4:34 GMT

    Mohd. Azharuddin's world fastest ODI was in the era of Sir Vivi Richards and I hail that record the most.

  • on January 3, 2014, 2:46 GMT

    Can't wait to see what Anderson does to the Indian bowlers. There is a good chance he will hit them all over the field and maybe even break his own record. Wouldn't that be a show to watch?

  • alesana85 on January 3, 2014, 0:44 GMT

    Anderson should have some entrance music next time he plays the west indies..dmx ain't no sunshine. Way to go & make a name for yourself Anderson!

  • on January 2, 2014, 23:37 GMT

    Afridi said "I never heard his name..". Did anybody heard of Afridi before his 37 ball knock? Also, not to undermine Anderson's effort as it was a 21 over game and being played in a small ground. Anderson came in the 8th over and had just 13 overs and is the same if someone comes to bat in the 37th over of a 50 over game. This is not the first time a game was played in a small ground. To score 130+ in 13 overs is indeed a great effort! hats off to Anderson.

  • on January 2, 2014, 23:11 GMT

    No wonder Afridi was always in a hurry to retire. He wanted the record to last until his retirement.

  • MetimInaGaibar on January 2, 2014, 22:43 GMT

    Looks official to me. http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/records/211608.html

  • on January 6, 2014, 13:03 GMT

    only new zealand can create records or break it no other team........... 2014 t 20 world cup id their's and also 2015 world cup is also registered in the name of kiwis

  • on January 4, 2014, 8:44 GMT

    it doesnt matter because the records are made to be broke and i was shocked when i saw that last 30 balls 203 runs look rohit also made 209 and when saeed anwar hits 194 then charles coventry brokes his record , and mark waugh was trying to broke the record of saeed anwar of 20 centuries but unfortunately mark waugh hit just 19 100's then sachin played 199 tests then why did he play the 200 test why did he complete it , if he plays the 200th test and complete 200 test then why mark boucher didnot complete his 1000 dissmissals ..???

  • on January 3, 2014, 10:39 GMT

    While I do agree that queenstowns dimensions weren't 'large' ,Afridi scored his 37 ball hundred in the generously proportioned gymkhana club cricket ground in nairobi, kenya. The dimensions square and down the ground were significantly smaller then Queenstown.So when we argue about Andersons record being somewhat diminished by the size of the bounderies, think again.

  • bouncer709 on January 3, 2014, 7:55 GMT

    LOL why people want Afridi to break this record again? is this his duty? Jasuriya made fastest century record against Pakistan, and Afridi took the revenge from him after few months, now Anderson made it against WI, Gayle is there, he should be thinking to take revenge. But I don't think such records are made with intentions, no body knew Afridi and he came to made this record, now Anderson a new guy came and bettered it, the same way one day you guys and Anderson will wake up in morning and will listen a new name broken this record.

  • RAAJ101 on January 3, 2014, 4:34 GMT

    Mohd. Azharuddin's world fastest ODI was in the era of Sir Vivi Richards and I hail that record the most.

  • on January 3, 2014, 2:46 GMT

    Can't wait to see what Anderson does to the Indian bowlers. There is a good chance he will hit them all over the field and maybe even break his own record. Wouldn't that be a show to watch?

  • alesana85 on January 3, 2014, 0:44 GMT

    Anderson should have some entrance music next time he plays the west indies..dmx ain't no sunshine. Way to go & make a name for yourself Anderson!

  • on January 2, 2014, 23:37 GMT

    Afridi said "I never heard his name..". Did anybody heard of Afridi before his 37 ball knock? Also, not to undermine Anderson's effort as it was a 21 over game and being played in a small ground. Anderson came in the 8th over and had just 13 overs and is the same if someone comes to bat in the 37th over of a 50 over game. This is not the first time a game was played in a small ground. To score 130+ in 13 overs is indeed a great effort! hats off to Anderson.

  • on January 2, 2014, 23:11 GMT

    No wonder Afridi was always in a hurry to retire. He wanted the record to last until his retirement.

  • MetimInaGaibar on January 2, 2014, 22:43 GMT

    Looks official to me. http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/records/211608.html

  • Mike_Tyson on January 2, 2014, 21:51 GMT

    I can understand indian fans coming out of the woodwork and not appreciating this special innings saying things like small boundaries, average bowling etc etc.

    After all, western fans were doing exactly the same when Rohit Sharma scored a double against Aus in Ind recently saying it was a flat pitch killing cricket. Not sure why some of my fellow western fans can dish it out but not take it when it comes back. Eng, Aus and SA fans have a history of belittling subcontinent batsman achievements but they hate it when SC fans do the same.

    Highly amusing.

  • cheesemethod on January 2, 2014, 21:39 GMT

    JustIPL...he broke the ODI record and i believe he broke the international record across all formats. An ODI is an ODI. You cant blame him for the rain and there was pressure with the top order collapse (bar ryder). Anderson might smash a 30 ball century in the worldcup next year to beat Pakistan in the semis and youll probably whinge that it doesnt count as it was done on home soil.

  • Lermy on January 2, 2014, 19:12 GMT

    I saw Anderson bat in Blenheim in 2010 in a 3 match U19 series against Pakistan. Even though he didn't get any really big scores, tending to self destruct and get caught on the boundary, he looked a class above every other batsman from either country then, quite a few who have gone on to play internationally before him. Based on what I saw then it seemed just a matter of time before he made his mark. Its been some time coming, and I think he will still play innings where he throws his wicket away, but who cares. Since 2010 I'd go a long way to watch him bat. Great stuff!

  • on January 2, 2014, 17:53 GMT

    Good to see a promising young cub being so modest about his feat. Not too many put the team ahead of themselves, like this rising star did. This type of attitude will take him even further. And to those Pakistani fans who so confidently predict that Afridi will reclaim his title, let me say "u wish"! Afridi is way past his prime. When was last time he scored a ton for Pakistan? He does not even merit a place in the side anymore. Give your younger lads a chance to shine and be the stars of tomorrow.

  • on January 2, 2014, 17:05 GMT

    He would have made 250

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

    Corey Anderson is also a very talented med-fast bowler.Gonna be a massive allrounder for N.Z. Bring on India and then bring on the W/cup!

  • on January 2, 2014, 16:16 GMT

    i can bet he will reclaim it

  • markmania on January 2, 2014, 16:08 GMT

    A lot has been said about Andersons unbelievable innings but it must be mentioned that Jessie Ryder scored the 6th fastest ever O.D.I century in the same game!When Anderson came in to bat N.Z were in a spot of bother, whilst understanding they needed to get a big score batting first.They achieved this by taking on the West Indies bowlers in a way that has never, ever been seen before.To put it all into perspective, W.I struggled to 130 for 5 chasing their score with the same amount of overs!! The Blackcaps also now hold the record for the most 6s 1n O.D.I history! Awesome.

  • BustIPL on January 2, 2014, 16:04 GMT

    An ODI record cannot be broken in T20 innings. Afridi made a hundred in ICC champions trophy where there was knockout pressure and also the pressure of 50 overs while opening is much more than of 20 overs game. That is why bowlers are more prone to getting hit in the shorter format. Anderson was not opening and had no pressure of remaining overs therefore, afridi still wins in the hearts and minds of the fans.

  • on January 2, 2014, 15:58 GMT

    It's 20 overs minimum also note clause 5.1.3 has been added to Law 5 that deals with the ball. "The new clause reads: 5.1.3: 'In a match reduced to 25 overs or less per side before the first innings commences, each team shall have only one new ball for its Innings'."

  • on January 2, 2014, 15:55 GMT

    Well Done Anderson. He can break his own record as India is visiting soon and he wil have every chance of making it twice :-)

  • on January 2, 2014, 15:29 GMT

    @Ahsan javed um read the rules for a game interrupted by rain before it starts. this record has been broken by corey anderson as when you read the rules, you only need 20 overs to be bowled in the second innings unless a result has been reached before the 20 overs to constitute a game being played.

  • on January 2, 2014, 15:24 GMT

    west indies team is good for nothting need better leadership which is sammy in 1 day andt20 darren bravo should be sacked whithout a good excuse

  • pcexp on January 2, 2014, 14:49 GMT

    Well done Anderson. Just want to mention only one thing here that in 1996 when Afridi made 100 out of 37 balls at that time the cricket was very slow and in very rare cases teams get 300+ runs. But now in 2014 specially with T20 games it become like a TAPE BALL CRICKET. And Afridi's record was unbeatable for 17 years but I dont think so this 36 balls 100 record will be unbeatable for next 17 years.

  • on January 2, 2014, 14:46 GMT

    Records r meant to be broken. but our love for Afridi is causing us denying to the fact his name from records is stuck off

  • on January 2, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    I admire Afridi but there is no way that he is going to break this new record, and I think that is OK. His record stood for 17 years, with the likes of Gayle, Warner, Dahawan and others, this shouldn't take took long to exchange hands.

  • on January 2, 2014, 14:34 GMT

    Afridi record has not broken ICC rule is that if there are more then25 overs then it will be an odi but in this match there were only 21 overs so record has not broken

  • on January 2, 2014, 14:06 GMT

    Afridi cannot regain this record, even if his life depended on it....

  • on January 2, 2014, 13:58 GMT

    Have any of you Afridi lovers been to Nairobi Gymkhana where he set the previous record, it is smaller than Queenstown (believe me, I have officiated there for international matches).

    Both were unbelievable innings' by talented young batsmen, let's leave it at that, records are made to be broken.

  • MENDIS_Forever on January 2, 2014, 13:50 GMT

    @ Preeni_Chennai : "Dhoni will easily break this record but not against mediocre bowling units like WI (Anderson did) or SL (Afridi did)." That SL attack beat the Indian batting at the 96 semi-finals few months before..and won the world cup. Now tell me.who was mediocre?

  • on January 2, 2014, 13:47 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.

  • on January 2, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    well played Anderson you can renew this record again don't think afridi can do that again coz he is too old

  • hoags on January 2, 2014, 13:35 GMT

    hah. Are you guys kidding? Afridi break the record again?! He created it when his reflexes were at their peak and his confidence knew no bounds, no one had had a chance to work him out, and he had no baggage from having experienced any lows in international cricket. He will never get even close to it. Judging by his last few years, he is destined to play out the rest of his career as a tidy bowler who can biff a couple of 6s late in the order and then get out to a typically irresponsible tail enders shot.

  • on January 2, 2014, 13:03 GMT

    This is just the sort of news that will keep Afridi going for another couple of years at least. It'll be great if he can break it before retiring. Anyone knows when Pakistan is playing West Indies next?

  • on January 2, 2014, 12:29 GMT

    Corey Anderson you beauty. It was a hard task sent by afridi. Corey anderson you have done well

  • cricketisagame on January 2, 2014, 12:27 GMT

    @ Ali Jone, good joke mate but for your information this is a ODI which is not shortened due to rain not a T21...

  • Mervo on January 2, 2014, 12:05 GMT

    What was the diameter of the ground? These 'records' should be aligned with the size of the ground. This one seemed a postage stamp.

  • on January 2, 2014, 11:57 GMT

    Ottis Gibson and the other officials of the WICB should be congratulated for allowing players from other teams to break records

  • on January 2, 2014, 11:16 GMT

    Only against West Indies people does break those kind of records

  • on January 2, 2014, 11:12 GMT

    Afridi record has not broken ICC rule is that if there are more then25 overs then it will be an odi but in this match there were only 21 overs so record has not broken

  • on January 2, 2014, 11:11 GMT

    now Afridi should have to break this record before the end of his career

  • on January 2, 2014, 11:08 GMT

    this is really gonna b tough to break for anybody . I feel it will remain for long time. but we hope LALA will b keen to break this one. Gonna b quiet interesting.

  • on January 2, 2014, 10:13 GMT

    record is broken. well played anderson

  • sohailmalik1985 on January 2, 2014, 10:05 GMT

    I am in the US and at that time i just returned after seeing the fireworks open cricinfo for checking the scores from cricinfo and suddenly see anderson was batting at 94 for 34 balls and after 1 minute he broke the record. it was my first news of new year i am still in shock. But well done anderson you played well you deserved for appreciation, welldone man. I wished lala will do it again in worldcup 2015 in newzland. everyone should kept one thing in mind still LALA is three time in the chart of fastest century

  • on January 2, 2014, 9:55 GMT

    Brilliant innings take ages to play like this. Congrats to Corey Anderson what ever the format is.

  • on January 2, 2014, 9:36 GMT

    Read Rule 21.2.1. Don't make facts up. It is 20 overs minimum for a One Dayer. Corey Anderson is the quickest century maker in the world in an international regardless of the length.

  • MShariq on January 2, 2014, 9:35 GMT

    He has done it. His name is in the history and it is also open who ever wanted to beat it. I think for the current inidan and pakistani players it is not possible. However, it is said that records are made to be broken. Anyhow Afridi should retire from the Cricket.

  • on January 2, 2014, 9:28 GMT

    Congrats from a Pakistani and it doesn't matter about the ground or rules of icc but only that it was only 36 balls and also congrats to Ryder as well on a great come back!!! It's sports and we have to show great sportsman ship to players and individuals who achieve greatness.

  • on January 2, 2014, 9:14 GMT

    "According to icc an ODI needs minimum of 25 overs per side, is that correct?" - 20 voers per side.

  • Imthiyaz_Haniffa on January 2, 2014, 9:13 GMT

    Love to see the Rise of NZ Team.... Corey Anderson's innings is spectacular along with Ryder (Welcome Back...!). It's a gem of a match where two centuries made in quick sessions. Loved it. Hope to see such great innings in future

  • on January 2, 2014, 9:01 GMT

    First of all Congrats to Corey Anderson for his achievment and to Jesse Ryder for his century too. Well done boys. And to all those Indian fans who cant acknowledge what a great knock that was from Anderson. Talk about how bad the WI attack was and this and that. At the end of the day he still has to go out and do it. Lets put a few things into perspective Indian people. You have 1 billion population in your country where we have just 4 million. Cricket is your national and number one sport. It is our number 2 way behimd rugby. With your population, money in cricket, IPL, first class teams and players you should really dominate world cricket in all forms. NZ punch well above their weight in international cricket, considering "our well is not as deep" as yours or other nations. Well done Anderson and Ryder!

  • on January 2, 2014, 8:51 GMT

    Indeed amazing innings by Anderson... But still think Afridi s innings was pure and classic and clean hiting I've ever seen and even if you see Afridi s innings by circumstances like no power play no fielding restrictions no free hits and they were 90 meters boundaries there in nairiobi. And if you see Anderson s innings very very little boundaries power plays field restrictions..... I mean still he played a really good innings... But my point is Afridi s innings was special and pure for me....

  • on January 2, 2014, 8:49 GMT

    wow....have Pakistan and Indian cricket fans got so desperate that they refuse to acknowledge the fact that a cricket player has beaten their darlings record, or that another hero could probably beat it? Why don't you take a leaf out of your own player's book and greet this record with some humility and praise. Anderson has been humble throughout all the attention and yet so many of you squabble and rant about short boundaries and mediocre bowling line ups. The guy went out there and played the conditions, the attack and the circumstances and produced an amazing innings. Instead of being haters why don't you just appreciate the talent and skill. I know that's what Afridi will be doing.

  • on January 2, 2014, 8:33 GMT

    Minimum 20 overs. Mens ODI rules 04 para 12.4.2 b iii.

  • on January 2, 2014, 8:30 GMT

    @Preeni_Chennai - I assure you no one will break this record for some time. What is it with Indian fans? Dhoni has been playing for years so I would have thought if he was that great as you allude to he would have broke it by now. Whenever some record is broken out of the wood work come the Indian fans to claim one of thier players will be it soon..... makes me laugh.

  • on January 2, 2014, 8:26 GMT

    Dhoni is probably going to do it against Steyn? Right @Preeni_chennai? lol

  • on January 2, 2014, 8:14 GMT

    Nothing but a lot of haters (majority from pakistan). No matter what everyone says (ground too small, rubbish bowling, only 21 overs etc) The FACT is that Corey Anderson of New Zealand OFFICIALLY holds the record for the fastest international century, and congratulations to him. If it was so easy to do, why has it taken SEVENTEEN YEARS for this record to be broken? The End.

  • Philippe on January 2, 2014, 8:07 GMT

    O god, i still can't believe Indian fans.. they r still seeing shortcoming in this innings & telling dhoni, kohli & rohit can break this record.. folks keep in mind this is an International match not your IPL whr anybody can play. I agree dhoni can break this record but for that to be done.. bowling should be more mediocre than this attack & match should happen in India only not outside India. Kohli can do that anywhere I agree. I am amazed to see not even a single comment written that Corey is better than Sachin?

  • on January 2, 2014, 8:07 GMT

    Congrats Corey well bat! But was it an ODI? According to ICC playing conditions for an ODI clause 2: An ODI match must be played for minimum 25 overs per side!!! So, this could be the fasted century but still not an ODI record. Afridi is still holding the fastest century maker record in an Official ODI as per the ICC rules.

  • on January 2, 2014, 7:53 GMT

    According to icc an ODI needs minimum of 25 overs per side, is that correct?

  • kasifdotinfo on January 2, 2014, 6:32 GMT

    It's hard to believe that a power hitting international cricketer who made the sport his career at an early age didn't know of cricket's best recognized power hitting record - one that even novice fans are often familiar with. But perhaps Anderson's blissful ignorance was requisite to his miraculous charge to claim the record as his own.

    Those who think that Anderson owes his new ODI record entirely to the T20-like situation ought to consider that his career List A SR is an Afridi-like 115.14. He would likely have batted similarly in any situation, given his history and role in the team.

    Regarding Ryder's innings - in cricket, when it rains, it pours. So often we see not one extreme performance in a match, but a couple, or even several. Think back to the ODI between Australia and South Africa in which 400 was achieved for the first time, only to be surpassed. This seems to indicate the strong influence of psychology as much as it does that of physical conditions.

  • on January 2, 2014, 6:27 GMT

    Preeni_Chennai: Seriously mate, u think the SL attack consisting of the likes of Murali, Vass, Jayasuriya & Co. was a mediocre one? Or that's mediocre only because someone from Pakistan scored the-then fastest ODI ton and that too when that chap was batting for the first ever time. No comments regarding what Dhoni can do, but u r questioning what has already been done & WI attack is not that mediocre either but yes any bowler or batsman, no matter how great/talented, has some off-days in his career. Best & wisest thing to do his appreciate the good work regardless of from who it came.

  • on January 2, 2014, 6:26 GMT

    Shorter format NZ seems to be the best team. But in 50 overs format....they just lost to Bangladesh 3-0. Corey Anderson was part of that team.

  • ShaffKhan on January 2, 2014, 4:15 GMT

    He played like a T20 match as overs were short. but if play was for complete 50 overs then he wouldnt have played like this....because in a 50 over match every batsmen play with sensible shots...

  • on January 2, 2014, 4:09 GMT

    @Preeni_Chennai Praising Indians s fine. But before that , keep the facts checked. The game is 21 overs only and Anderson has hit already 14 sixes and he is NOT OUT on 131. It is totally an injustice to compare him with Rohit Sharma. :)

  • 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).

  • MichaelBurton on January 2, 2014, 3:22 GMT

    Kholi or Dhoni will easily break this record in near future. He even failed to overcome Rohit's 6*16 record against WI mediocre bowling unit.

  • NostroGustro on January 2, 2014, 0:20 GMT

    @Sharad - thanks for calling us a pretty mediocre set of people in your casual over-generalization. By including Nicol in your list of nz batsmen, I can see you know little of our playing resources and will not take it seriously.

  • on January 1, 2014, 23:54 GMT

    I agree with Sharad. Ronchi should be a back up keeper and B McCullum needs to take the gloves back... I played club cricket with Neesham. He's got the talent and the drive... Nows a perfect time to play someone of his talent. Look at Anderson, 6 months a go he was a near nobody. If the same can happen with Neesham we have 2 all rounders that we can build both a solid bowling and batting unit around. But these politics of McCullum and Taylor/McCullum "choosing" not to don the gloves is what's dragging us down. No player should ever get to "choose" after being given the Privilege to play for his country. Especially as a specialist batsmen, his current form (despite q'town) suggests he wouldn't even make my squad.

  • on January 1, 2014, 19:30 GMT

    sharadgargconnect do not include Rob Nicol in that list he is awful

  • sharadgargconnect on January 1, 2014, 17:11 GMT

    NZ is much like Australia at moment with no direction. The young talent is giving them the hope but they do not catch it properly. NZ have lot of batting in Latham, williamson, Ryder, Corey Anderson (now), Ross Taylor, Brendon Mcullum and Rob Nicol but they do not play them all in a single odi game. Also their bowling is second best in world after SA: Southee, Boult, Mcclaghan and Nathan Mcullum can certainly bowl out opposition in an hour. But they cannot play them all in a single game. I do not understand. New zealand is pretty mediocre set of people who never like to use their resources properly. They should plan and prioritize for the world cup next year instead of playing Ronchi, neesham and ellis. -Sharad Garg

  • alexrotta on January 1, 2014, 16:03 GMT

    Good job. It was great performance. Long way to go.

  • dharam_16 on January 1, 2014, 12:12 GMT

    What a kick start to 2014 calender year!!! and continues as the record breaking year ..

  • on January 1, 2014, 11:16 GMT

    Well he was trying to hit every ball for six, absolutely brutal innings.Hope u continue to do well in future.

  • on January 1, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    csk try to make him million dollar man.because they want fast bowler allrounder.

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  • on January 1, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    csk try to make him million dollar man.because they want fast bowler allrounder.

  • on January 1, 2014, 11:16 GMT

    Well he was trying to hit every ball for six, absolutely brutal innings.Hope u continue to do well in future.

  • dharam_16 on January 1, 2014, 12:12 GMT

    What a kick start to 2014 calender year!!! and continues as the record breaking year ..

  • alexrotta on January 1, 2014, 16:03 GMT

    Good job. It was great performance. Long way to go.

  • sharadgargconnect on January 1, 2014, 17:11 GMT

    NZ is much like Australia at moment with no direction. The young talent is giving them the hope but they do not catch it properly. NZ have lot of batting in Latham, williamson, Ryder, Corey Anderson (now), Ross Taylor, Brendon Mcullum and Rob Nicol but they do not play them all in a single odi game. Also their bowling is second best in world after SA: Southee, Boult, Mcclaghan and Nathan Mcullum can certainly bowl out opposition in an hour. But they cannot play them all in a single game. I do not understand. New zealand is pretty mediocre set of people who never like to use their resources properly. They should plan and prioritize for the world cup next year instead of playing Ronchi, neesham and ellis. -Sharad Garg

  • on January 1, 2014, 19:30 GMT

    sharadgargconnect do not include Rob Nicol in that list he is awful

  • on January 1, 2014, 23:54 GMT

    I agree with Sharad. Ronchi should be a back up keeper and B McCullum needs to take the gloves back... I played club cricket with Neesham. He's got the talent and the drive... Nows a perfect time to play someone of his talent. Look at Anderson, 6 months a go he was a near nobody. If the same can happen with Neesham we have 2 all rounders that we can build both a solid bowling and batting unit around. But these politics of McCullum and Taylor/McCullum "choosing" not to don the gloves is what's dragging us down. No player should ever get to "choose" after being given the Privilege to play for his country. Especially as a specialist batsmen, his current form (despite q'town) suggests he wouldn't even make my squad.

  • NostroGustro on January 2, 2014, 0:20 GMT

    @Sharad - thanks for calling us a pretty mediocre set of people in your casual over-generalization. By including Nicol in your list of nz batsmen, I can see you know little of our playing resources and will not take it seriously.

  • MichaelBurton on January 2, 2014, 3:22 GMT

    Kholi or Dhoni will easily break this record in near future. He even failed to overcome Rohit's 6*16 record against WI mediocre bowling unit.

  • 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).