South Africa batsman AB de Villiers hit a century from just 31 balls and created a new world record of fastest one-day international ton. He achieved this record against West Indies. His final score in the match was 149 runs in 44 balls, including 16 sixes and 9 fours.
The earlier record of fastest century in ODI was Corey Anderson’s ton from 36 balls. West Indies Player Chris Gayle’s 100 from 30 balls in the IPL is the fastest century in cricket history.
Knowledge is Wealth
The highest governing body of Cricket is International Cricket Council (ICC), which was established in 1901 and it’s Headquarters is Dubai, UAE.
The current Chairman of ICC is Srinivasan and the President is Mustafa Kamal.
Cricket was played only once in the Olympics (1900 Summer Olympics).
Former Indian Captain Saurav Ganguly is the only player to win four consecutive Man of the Match awards in One Day Internationals.
India is the only country which won all kinds of limited overs World Cup Finals.
- 60 overs World Cup finals – 1983
- 50 overs World Cup finals – 2011
- 20 overs World cup finals – 2007