Friday, 18 October 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

           Virat Kohli: India’s Fastest ODI Century Scorer


Virat Kohli became fastest century scorer (in 52 balls) of India on 16 October 2013 in One day International (ODI) held at Jaipur. 
He was the seventh fastest century scorer in ODI in the world.
He achieved the feat against Australia in the second ODI at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

Kohli broke Virender Sehwag’s 60-ball century which was scored against New Zealand at Hamilton in 2009. Kohli’s knock at Jaipur was punctuated by eight boundaries and seven sixes.


Here’s the list of fastest centurions in ODIs

BatsmanOpponentsBallsVenueYear
1Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)Sri Lanka37Nairobi1996
2Mark Boucher (South Africa)Zimbabwe44Potchefstroom2006
3Brian Lara (West Indies)Bangladesh45Dhaka1999
4Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)India45Kanpur2005
5Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)Pakistan48Singapore1996
6Kevin O'Brien (Ireland)England50Bangalore2011
7Virat Kohli (India)Australia52Jaipur2013

 *record updated upto the completion of India vs Australia game at Jaipur on October 16, 2013.


Here’s the list of fastest centuries in ODIs by Indians

BatsmanOpponentsBallsVenueYear
1Virat KohliAustralia52Jaipur2013
2Virender SehwagNew Zealand60Hamilton2009
3Mohammad AzharuddinNew Zealand62Baroda1988
4Yuvraj SinghEngland64Rajkot2008
5Suresh RainaHong Kong66Karachi2008
6Virender SehwagSri Lanka66Rajkot2009
7Yusuf PathanSouth Africa68Centurion2010
8Virender SehwagWest Indies69Indore2011






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