Published On: Thu, Jan 2nd, 2014
Published in Category: Karachi

Afridi felicitates Anderson for breaking his world record

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KARACHI: Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi congratulated New Zealand’s Corey Anderson who broke his world record of hitting the fastest century in the history of one-day international cricket.

Talking to media here, Afridi said that he wanted his record not to be broken until he was playing cricket.

“Anyway, it is an achievement for me to have this record for seventeen years”, he added.

It may be recalled that Afridi scored a 37-ball hundred against Sri Lanka in 1996 and had remained the fastest across all formats of the international game since.

Anderson, 23, brought up the mark with his 12th six of the innings after the third one-day international between the two sides was reduced to a 21-over match due to rain.

Anderson remained unbeaten on 131 off 47 balls with 14 sixes and half a dozen fours to take New Zealand to a mammoth 283 for four wickets in their innings.
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