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Recently at Rajkot, on 14 Nov 2008, Yuvraj Singh scored a 64 ball century against England.. This was the second fastest 100 by an Indian behind 62 ball thriller by Mohammad Azharuddin against New Zealand at Baroda in 17 December 1988.

Internationally - Yuvraj's hundred stood at 8th position.

Yuvraj was injured, and hence, had Gautam Gambhir as runner (trick?). Otherwise, I'm sure this Punjab Left hander could have scored the first double century in one day Internationals as well.

Questions poured in at itsonlycricket answers, asking for lists of exceptionally quick 100s ever made in one day international cricket.. I've done one better, and included the list fastest century ever made by all test playing nations, cause I firmly believe this record is also going to change frequently due to the kind of bats batsmen use these days and the evolution of Twenty20 games.

Currently, Shahid Afridi of Pakistan holds the record of fastest century in one day cricket match.. Afridi reached his fifty off 18 balls.

Fastest century by a batsman in one day Internationals
Batsman (Country) Score Balls 4s 6s Versus Venue Mon/Yr
Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) 102 37 6 11 Sri Lanka Nairobi Oct 1996
Mark Boucher (South Africa) 147* 44 8 10 Zimbabwe P'stroom Sept 2006
Brian Lara (West Indies) 117 45 18 4 Bangladesh Dhaka Oct 1999
Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) 102 45 10 9 India Kanpur April 2005
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) 134 48 11 11 Pakistan Singapore April 1996
Kevin O'Brien (Ireland) 113 50 13 6 England Bengaluru March 2011
Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) 124 53 17 4 Bangladesh Dambulla June 2010
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) 130 55 16 6 Bangladesh Karachi June 2008
AB de Villiers (South Africa) 102* 58 11 3 India Ahmedabad Feb 2010
Virendra Sehwag (India) 125* 60 14 6 New Zealand Hamilton Mar 2009
Md Azharuddin (India) 108 62 10 3 New Zealand Baroda Dec 1988
Shakib Al Hasan (Bdesh) 104 63 8 4 Zimbabwe Bulawayo Aug 2009
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) 157 64 23 1 Holland Amstelveen July 2006
Yuvraj Singh (India) 138* 64 16 6 England Rajkot Nov 2008
Mathew Hayden (Australia) 101 66 14 4 South Africa St Kitts Mar 2007
Suresh Raina (India) 101 66 7 5 Hong Kong Karachi June 2008
Virendra Sehwag (India) 146 66 17 6 Sri Lanka Rajkot Dec 2009
Basit Ali (Pakistan) 127* 67 12 5 West Indies Sharjah Nov 1993
Jim Davison (Canada) 111 67 6 7 West Indies Centurion Feb 2003
Adam Gilchrist (Australia) 122 67 13 4 Sri Lanka Brisbane Feb 2006
Craig McMillan (NZ) 117 67 13 5 Australia Hamilton Feb 2007
Yusuf Pathan (India) 105 68 8 8 South Africa Centurion Jan 2011
Ijaz Ahmed (Pakistan) 139* 68 10 9 India Lahore Oct 1997
Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 100* 68 2 8 Zimbabwe Harare Nov 2002
Shakib Al Hasan (Bdesh) 105* 68 14 3 Zimbabwe Mirpur Oct 2009
Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) 109 68 8 7 Sri Lanka Dambulla Jun 2010
Fastest century by an Indian batsman in ODIs
Virendra Sehwag 125* 60 14 6 New Zealand Hamilton Mar 2009
Mohammad Azharuddin 108 62 10 3 New Zealand Baroda Dec 1998
Yuvraj Singh 138* 64 16 6 England Rajkot Nov 2008
Fastest century by an Australian batsman in ODIs
Mathew Hayden 101 66 14 4 South Africa St Kitts Mar 2007
Adam Gilchrist 122 67 13 4 Sri Lanka Brisbane Feb 2006
Shane Watson 185* 69 15 15 Bangladesh Mirpur Apr 2011
Fastest century by an England batsman in ODIs
Kevin Pietersen 100* 69 7 4 South Africa East London Feb 2005
Marcus Trescothick 100 76 16 0 Bangladesh The Oval June 2005
Paul Collingwood 112* 77 10 5 Bangladesh Nottingham June 2005
Fastest century by a South African batsman in ODIs
Mark Boucher 147* 44 8 10 Zimbabwe P'fstroom Sept 2006
AB de Villiers 102* 59 11 3 India Ahmedabad Feb 2010
AB de Villiers 121 75 14 0 England Cape Town Nov 2009
Fastest century by a Pakistan batsman in ODIs
Shahid Afridi 102 37 6 11 Zimbabwe Nairobi Oct 1996
Shahid Afridi 102 45 10 9 India Kanpur April 2005
Shahid Afridi 124 57 17 4 Bangladesh Dambulla June 2010
Fastest century by a Sri Lankan batsman in ODIs
Sanath Jayasuriya 134 48 11 11 Pakistan Singapore Apr 1996
Sanath Jayasuriya 130 55 16 6 Bangladesh Karachi June 2008
Sanath Jayasuriya 157* 64 23 1 Holland Amstelveen July 2006
Fastest century by a West Indies batsman in ODIs
Brian Lara 117 45 18 4 Bangladesh Dhaka Oct 1999
Chris Gayle 112* 69 17 2 Zimbabwe Harare Nov 2003
Chris Gayle 110 70 14 6 Canada King City Aug 2008
Fastest century by a New Zealand batsman in ODIs
Craig McMillan 117 67 13 5 Australia Hamilton Feb 2007
Jacob Oram 101* 71 4 6 Australia Perth Jan 2007
Jesse Ryder 105 72 12 4 India Christchurch Mar 2009
Fastest century by a Bangladesh batsman in ODIs
Shakib Al Hasan 104 64 8 4 Zimbabwe Bulawayo Aug 2009
Shakib Al Hasan 105* 68 14 3 Zimbabwe Mirpur Oct 2009



Note : Balls = is the number of balls that batsman played to complete century.. not of the whole innings, which is mentioned as Runs.
Fastest fifty by a batsman in one day Internationals
Batsman (Country) Score Balls 4s 6s Versus Venue Mon/Yr
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) 76 17 8 5 Pakistan Singapore Apr 1996
Simon O'Donnell (Australia) 74 18 4 6 Sri Lanka Sharjah May 1990
Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) 55* 18 4 6 Holland Colombo Sept 2002
Mark Boucher (South Africa) 51* 19 2 6 Kenya Cape Town Oct 2001
Justin Kemp (South Africa) 53* 19 2 5 Zimbabwe Durban Feb 2005
Brendon McCullum (NZ) 80* 19 9 6 Bangladesh Queenstown Dec 2007
Ross Taylor (New Zealand) 59* 19 4 5 Ireland Aberdeen Jul 2008
David Hussey (Australia) 52 19 4 4 West Indies St Kitts Jul 2008
Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) 65 19 5 5 New Zealand Christchurch Jan 2011
Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) 77 20 5 6 South Africa Durban Feb 2007
Brendon McCullum (NZ) 52 20 1 5 Canada St Lucia Mar 2007
Darren Sammy (West Indies) 58* 20 2 6 South Africa Antigua May 2010



Interesting note : Record for most sixes in an innings belongs to Xavier Marshall of West Indies for his 12 sixes in innings of 157 not out against Canada in August 2008.. Sanath Jayasuriya and Shahid Afridi have hit 11 sixes in one innings whereas MS Dhoni, Mark Boucher, Mathew Hayden and Brendon McCullum of New Zealand have hit 10 sixes in one innings.


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