3rd ODI, Queenstown, Jan 1 2014, West Indies tour of New Zealand
(21/21 ov, target 284)124/5
New Zealand won by 159 runs
Player Of The Match
131* (47)
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• The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Anderson hits fastest ODI century in mismatch

Corey Anderson bludgeoned the West Indies bowlers to score the fastest ODI century, off just 36 balls, eclipsing the record of 37 balls set by a 16-year-old Shahid Afridi in 1996

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Scores: Sanjay Murari
Comms: George Binoy
Scorecard summary
New Zealand283/4(21 overs)
West Indies124/5(21 overs)
end of over 2111 runs
WI: 124/5CRR: 5.90 
Dwayne Bravo56 (54)
Denesh Ramdin1 (2)
Adam Milne 2-0-27-0
James Neesham 4-0-21-1

New Zealand went nuclear on New Year's Day. After more than five hours of waiting for the weather to clear, Corey Anderson began 2014 by treating patient spectators to the fastest century in one-day cricket. He scored it off 36 balls, beating Afridi's record by one delivery, to lead New Zealand to 283 in a 21 over game. Ryder's century, in his second game after returning to the national side, was the sixth fastest in ODIs. The West Indies' chase was academic.

ananth: "Hope Cricinfo archive this match as Anderson Vs WI and Anderson won the match by 7 runs"

Dwayne Bravo: "They caught us on the back foot ...came out positive ...fantastic innings ...nothing you can do as captain and bowler when they hit the ball so clean ... at one point we thought we wouldn't have a game...but no excuses ... we have to regroup and get ready for the next game."

Brendon McCullum: "We didn't think we'd get a game but we knew the wicket was going to be good. We were pretty desperate to get out there. some of the batting ...once in a lifetime sort of stuff. It looked a good wicket ... we needed early momentum ... I got a couple away and then sat back and watched an amazing show. the whole thing was about getting through our overs, it was straight out get through the overs no matter what, they did a great job."

The Man of the Match is obviously Corey Anderson: "Feels pretty good, nice to get the win too. I went out there thinking about ticking over some singles but you hit a couple of boundaries and you keep going." Apologies, but we lost feed mid-way through Anderson's interview.

So how about that. Many hours of twiddling thumbs followed by the most manic hitting you've ever seen in an ODI innings. Cricket never fails to surprise. We'll have a lot more for you on the site about the records broken today, so keep checking back in.

That's all I've got for you today on commentary. Thank you for all your emails. I hope you enjoyed the game as much as Sanjay Murari and I did bringing it to you. Cheers, and I'm off to get some sleep.

Milne to Bravo, SIX runs

Bravo ends the match with a six, getting under a length ball and driving over the cover boundary, there's one final attempt to win $100,000 by a fan diving forward to take a one-handed catch but he too drops it

Milne to Bravo, no run

the short ball outside off, left alone by the batsman

Milne to Bravo, no run
Milne to Bravo, no run

flicked from the crease to midwicket

Milne to Bravo, FOUR runs

a half-volley outside off and Bravo reaches his fifty by finding the cover boundary with a flowing square drive

Milne to Ramdin, 1 run

tries to cut but gets a bottom edge towards third man

Last over of the game coming up ...

Jeff: "Why is Gayle tweeting.. instead of playing?" He's not fit.

end of over 206 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 113/5CRR: 5.65 RRR: 171.00
Dwayne Bravo46 (49)
Denesh Ramdin0 (1)
James Neesham 4-0-21-1
Adam Milne 1-0-16-0
Neesham to Bravo, no run

Bravo tries to flay the ball over cover point but is beaten

Neesham to Ramdin, 1 leg bye

Ramdin glances the ball off his pads to short fine leg

Neesham to Deonarine, OUT

caught at cover point! That appears to be a low catch by Milne. The umpires will check if it carried. It did. Deonarine went back and cut a length ball, it dipped on Milne, who got down low on one knee and just got his fingers under the ball

Narsingh Deonarine c Milne b Neesham 29 (21m 30b 4x4 0x6) SR: 96.66
Neesham to Bravo, 1 run

Bravo flicks a full ball off his pads through midwicket

Neesham to Bravo, no run

defended back to the bowler

Neesham to Bravo, FOUR runs

short of a length and slower, Bravo moves outside leg and chips the ball over extra cover, superbly timed

Morris Corkscrew: "Black caps rushing through these overs to try and watch themselves on the the sports news bulletin"

Sailaja: "When was the last time a required rate of 64.33 was needed ?"

end of over 1916 runs
WI: 107/4CRR: 5.63 RRR: 88.50
Narsingh Deonarine29 (29)
Dwayne Bravo41 (45)
Adam Milne 1-0-16-0
James Neesham 3-0-16-0
Milne to Deonarine, FOUR runs

that's short and fast, Deonarine gets under it and slashes, the ball goes off the top edge to the third man boundary

Milne to Deonarine, 2 runs

jumps forward and past leg to hit through the off side but bottom edges towards fine leg

Milne to Deonarine, 2 runs

Deonarine makes room and carves the ball high in the air and it falls safely between point and third man

Milne to Deonarine, no run

Milne goes round the wicket and targets the pads at 147kph, Deonarine moves back and nudges off his pad, the ball goes towards the keeper

Milne to Deonarine, FOUR runs

short of a length outside off, Deonarine makes room again and cuts the ball hard to the backward point boundary

Milne to Deonarine, FOUR runs

whacked! Makes room by moving towards leg and drives a full ball flat towards the wide long on boundary

The rain threat is not high anymore, here's Adam Milne.

end of over 187 runs
WI: 91/4CRR: 5.05 RRR: 64.33
Narsingh Deonarine13 (23)
Dwayne Bravo41 (45)
James Neesham 3-0-16-0
Martin Guptill 2-0-13-0

Debasish: "Every time the Windies batsmen hit a 6 off a legit delivery, the asking rate will climb. Seriously, the captain needs to be given a severe dressing down for this shameful lack of intent. To lose is no disgrace but not to try is!"

Neesham to Deonarine, 1 run

nudged off the back foot towards midwicket

Neesham to Bravo, 1 run

a full ball outside off, driven to deep cover, by the right-hander this time

Best performances - batters
Corey Anderson portrait
CJ Anderson NZ
131 runs (47)
6 fours
14 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
39 runs
2 fours
4 sixes
Jesse Ryder portrait
JD Ryder NZ
104 runs (51)
12 fours
5 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
52 runs
7 fours
2 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
Mitchell McClenaghan portrait
MJ McClenaghan NZ
Jason Holder
JO Holder WI
Match details
Queenstown Events Centre
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Corey Anderson
Corey Anderson
Series result5-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 3451
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45
Match days1 January 2014 - day (50-over match)
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Chris Gaffaney
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Ranmore Martinesz
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Ian Gould
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Derek Walker
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Chris Broad
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