Hamilton: Swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag eclipsed Mohammad Azharuddin to become the fastest Indian to score a hundred in an ODI when he hit a 60-ball 103 against New Zealand in the fourth one-dayer here on Wednesday.
At an individual score of 97, Sehwag danced down the pitch and plundered a Daniel Vettori delivery over his head to bring up his hundred in the 18th over of the rain-truncated match to better Azharuddin by two balls.
The Indian is now has the seventh fastest hundred in ODI history, with Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi topping the chart with his 37-ball 102 against Sri Lanka in Nairobi in 1996.
A former Indian captain, Azharuddin’s 62-ball 108 had also come against New Zealand in Baroda in 1988. Sehwag’s second fastest century (100 off 69 balls) is also against the Kiwis in Colombo in 2001.
Courtesy of www.dnaindia.com