Sehwag becomes fastes Indian centurion in ODI

Published: Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 16:14 [IST]
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Sehwag scores fastest century by an Indian

Hamilton: Ballistic 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 today.

Former Indian captain, Azharuddin's 62-ball 108 had also come against New Zealand in Baroda in 1988.

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.

The Seddon Park crowd witnessed the home side get annihilated by Sehwag, who smashed his hundred in just 60 balls and thus beating Mohammad Azharuddin to score the fastest ton by an Indian.

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 incessant rain did not deter Sehwag who finished with a blazing 125 not out from 74 balls that included 14 boundaries and six sixes.


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