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In the fast-paced world of cricket, records are set and broken with astonishing speed, much like the blistering runs scored by these five players who etched their names in history by scoring the fastest centuries in One Day International (ODI) cricket. These exceptional batsmans showcased their prowess, leaving fans worldwide in awe of their explosive batting skills.
Let’s dive into the exhilarating journey of these players and their lightning-fast hundreds:-
Mark Boucher(44 Balls)
Mark Boucher, a wicketkeeper-batsman for South Africa, surprised everyone on September 20, 2006, when he blazed his way to a century in just 44 balls against Zimbabwe. Boucher’s innings highlighted his aggressive intent and his ability to shift gears when the team needed quick runs. His century showcased the depth of talent in the South African batting lineup.
Brian Lara, a West Indian cricketing legend, showcased his mastery on October 9, 1999, by achieving his century in 45 balls against Bangladesh. While Lara was celebrated for his elegant strokeplay, this innings was a testament to his ability to accelerate the scoring rate at will, leaving spectators in awe of his sheer class and grace.