The first ODI between India and New Zealand was a high-scoring encounter in Hyderabad on Wednesday, January 18. India made a huge score of 349/8 and won the game by just 12 runs. The win took India 1-0 up in the series and second ODI The win in Raipur helped them seal the series. The match was memorable Michael Bracewell.
Good luck Gill Scored his maiden ODI double century and broke several records in the process. He became the youngest batsman to score an ODI double century. He became the fifth Indian batsman to score a double century after Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. Rohit Sharmaand Ishan Kishan.
Michael Bracewell Batted brilliantly for the Kiwis and broke several records himself. He scored his second ODI century batting at number seven. He also added 162 runs with Mitchell Santner (57) which is the third highest for seven wickets.
The southpaw also scored his second ODI century at number seven, joining MS Dhoni as the only player to have scored two or more centuries at number seven. Bracewell scored 22 runs in the second ODI and could not repeat his first ODI heroics as was expected of him. In this article, we look at the five batsmen who scored the fastest ODI centuries against India.
IND vs NZ: Fastest ODI century against India
1) Shahid Afridi – 45 balls (2005)
Afridi tops the list of fastest batsmen to score centuries against India. He achieved this feat in just 45 balls in Kanpur in 2005. India batted first and scored 249/6 in their 50 overs, with captain Rahul Dravid scoring 86 and Mohammad Kaif 78. India posted a fighting total but were blown away by Afridi’s counter-attack.
Afridi came down to bat at number three and scored 201 runs off 45 balls. He hit 10 fours and nine sixes and scored runs at a strike rate of over 200. Pakistan chased down the score in 43 overs and won the game with five wickets to spare.