Watch Corey Anderson Break ODI Cricket Record with 36-Ball 100 for New Zealand

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJanuary 1, 2014

Corey Anderson broke the first record of 2014 when he blasted a 36-ball 100 for New Zealand against West Indies in a one-day international in Queenstown.

He went on to compile an unbeaten 131 from 47 balls in just 51 minutes of batting.

It eclipsed the previous best—set by a young Shahid Afridi in 1996 from 37 balls—by just one delivery, and it was part of an astonishing assault from NZ on their opposition.

Corey Anderson highlights in GIF form - 100 in 36 balls, an ODI record http://t.co/jvqKMHiYLw

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Anderson, 23, impressed as an all-rounder in 2013 for the Black Caps and appears to be cementing a position in the middle order across all formats.

Corey Anderson 131 off 47 balls: 1 . 4 1 . 1 6 1 . 2 1 4 6 1 4 6 1 6 6 . 6 . 6 1 . . 6 6 6 6 6 1 . 1 4 4 1 1 6 6 4 1 2 4 1 6 1 2 2 1

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Reduced to just 21 overs a side because of rain, the match had more in common in some respects with a Twenty20 match than a one-day game, but it didn't stop New Zealand from producing two centuries batting first.

Jesse Ryder also scored a century, his 46-ball effort the seventh quickest in history and yet sluggish in comparison.

New Zealand posted 283 for four wickets in their 20 overs and unsurprisingly went on to win the game.

A shell-shocked West Indies, by comparison, were restricted to 124 for five in their innings.