Corey Anderson hits fastest one-day century; NZ beats West Indies by 159 runs in 3rd ODI

Published: January 1, 2014

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand — Corey Anderson clubbed the fastest century in the history of one-day internationals — from 36 balls — as New Zealand cruised to a 159-run win over West Indies in Wednesday’s rain-shortened third one-dayer.

New Zealand reached 283-4 from only 21 overs, with West Indies able to manage only 124-5 in reply.

Anderson hit 12 sixes and four fours to break the record — by one delivery — of a 37-ball century scored by Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi against Sri Lanka which has stood for almost 18 years.

“I went out there thinking I’m going to have to tick over some singles and construct an innings but you hit a couple of boundaries and keep going,” Anderson said.

New Zealand scored at 13 runs per over, and Anderson finished on 131 not out from only 47 balls.

He put on 191 for New Zealand’s fourth wicket with Jesse Ryder, who made 104 from 51 balls — the century off 47 balls, the sixth fastest in ODIs — to show he has lost little of his aggressive stroke-play in his two-year absence.

Captain Brendon McCullum set the momentum of the New Zealand innings when he smashed 33 from 11 balls.

“Some of the batting we saw was once-in-a-lifetime sort of stuff. It was great to watch and those boys will certainly enjoy all the accolades that come their way,” McCullum said.

Ryder took over the pace-setting role when McCullum was caught in the deep, and dashed to his half century in 24 balls with four fours and four sixes. It was a reminder of his best, after he was out for a duck in his comeback game which opened this series.

Ryder, though, was overshadowed by Anderson, who hit four-consecutive sixes off Sunil Narine and also four sixes in an over from Ravi Rampaul whose three overs conceded 64 runs.

Anderson was 95 not out after 35 balls, needing a six to break Afridi’s record and, though unaware of the fact, he swatted the next ball from spinner Nikita Miller out of the ground to break the world record.

The New Zealand innings contained 22 sixes and 22 fours or 220 runs from boundaries. The Queenstown Events Center at which Wednesday’s match was played is a regulation-sized international cricket ground.

The straight boundaries are relatively long, the square boundaries much shorter and the pitch was fast-paced and true, rewarding batsmen who played aggressively.

Ryder withdrew from New Zealand’s team in February 2012 after being censured for drinking alcohol while recovering from an injury. He refused international selection for the next two years while he tackled personal problems, including his episodes of alcohol-related misbehaviour.

He employed his own psychologist who travelled with him, including to his stints in the Indian Premier League, abut during his international absence he tested positive to a banned substance and was suspended for six months. Then he was the victim of an assault outside a bar in Christchurch which caused life-threatening head and lung injuries.

West Indies was simply overwhelmed by New Zealand’s batting performance and made no attempt at a winning run chase, giving up the series lead.

“Not a good way to start a New Year,” Bravo said. “But we’ve got to give credit to the New Zealand boys.

“The game was shortened and they grabbed it with both hands. They caught us on the back foot, they came out positive and they were fantastic innings from both Anderson and Ryder. There is nothing you can do as a captain and a bowler when they hit the ball so cleanly.”

09:55ET 01-01-14

[+]

Tags: ,



Readers Comments (0)

Comments are closed.

Featured

desi-crime-sexual assault

Surrey man who pleaded guilty to mistreating sex trade workers should go to prison for 2-3 years: Crown

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI SURREY — A Surrey man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old sex trade worker nearly 20 years ago and…
Continue Reading »

sexual harassment

‘Will you have fun with me?’: Immigration officer sexually harasses female passenger at Delhi airport

HINDUSTAN TIMES An immigration officer at the Delhi airport has been suspended after a female passenger complained that he sexually harassed her by asking obscene…
Continue Reading »

crime-Surrey

Two Surrey men in hospital with gunshot wounds after targeted shooting

VANCOUVER DESI SURREY — Two men are in hospital with gunshot wounds following what appears to be a targeted shooting in Surrey on Thursday night….
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

desi-crime-sexual assault

Surrey man who pleaded guilty to mistreating sex trade workers should go to prison for 2-3 years: Crown

KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI SURREY — A Surrey man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old sex trade worker nearly 20 years ago and…
Continue Reading »

Changes to Nova Scotia law allow sex assault victims to sue retroactively

By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX — Nova Scotians who have been sexually assaulted can now launch civil lawsuits against their perpetrators regardless of…
Continue Reading »

Changes to Nova Scotia law allow sex assault victims to sue retroactively

By Keith Doucette THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX — Nova Scotians who have been sexually assaulted can now launch civil lawsuits against their perpetrators regardless of…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

World Cup final

Underarm incident recalled as Australia-New Zealand rivalry rekindles in World Cup final

STEVE MCMORRAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Relations between New Zealand and Australia at a political level have regained their natural cordiality in the…
Continue Reading »

Cricket World Cup

Clarke’s Australians prepare to take on unpopular role in the World Cup final vs New Zealand

JOHN PYE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Win or lose, Michael Clarke and his Australian teammates are probably going to be portrayed as the…
Continue Reading »

India-Australia-weird news

Youth cut his tongue as sacrifice at an Indian temple for nation’s cricket victory

IANS Chennai – In a senseless act, a cricket crazy youth in Tamil Nadu offered the tip of his tongue as a sacrifice at a…
Continue Reading »

Freedom-Section 66A-India

Teenager shoots himself after father bans Facebook chat

IANS Lucknow - A 14-year-old boy shot himself Thursday after his father reprimanded him for chatting too often on social networking site Facebook, police said. The…
Continue Reading »

messy custody battle-desi lingerie model

Jeremy Renner’s messy divorce from B.C. model gets messier as custody battle rages

VANCOUVER DESI A B.C. woman who was married to Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner is being accused of being a gold digger and blackmailer who has…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

pakistani sex meera-Veena Malik

Gallery: Bollywood celebs in trouble with the law

ALMAS MEHERALLY VANCOUVER DESI Indian film actress Shruti Haasan has run into legal trouble after she pulled out of a signed contract, according to an…
Continue Reading »

Salman Khan-Bollywood

Bollywood actor Salman Khan denies he was driving or drunk during 2002 accident

IANS Mumbai – Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Friday told a Mumbai court, conducting the trial of the 2002 hit-and-run case involving him, that he…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood movie

Amitabh Bachchan: Balki challenges me with never-done-before roles

SUBHASH K. JHA IANS Mumbai – R. Balakrishnan and Amitabh Bachchan’s much anticipated third outing “Shamitabh” turned out to be a box office disaster, but…
Continue Reading »