Swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag [ Images ] hammered a 60-ball ton to eclipse Mohammad Azharuddin [ Images ] and register the fastest hundred in One-Day Internationals by an Indian in the fourth match against New Zealand [ Images ] in Hamilton, on Wednesday.
Batting on 97, Sehwag danced down the pitch and hit a Daniel Vettori [ Images ] delivery over the bowler's head to bring up his hundred with a big six in the 18th over of the rain-truncated match to better Azharuddin's 20-year-old mark by two balls.
Incidentally, Azharuddin's 62-ball 108, had also come against New Zealand in Baroda in 1988.
Sehwag had earlier smashed a 69-ball century against the Kiwis in Colombo in 2001.
The following table lists the 10 fastest ODI hundreds:
|44||Mark Boucher [ Images ]||147*||SA||Zim||Potchefstroom||2006|
|45||Brian Lara [ Images ]||117||WI||Ban||Dhaka||1999|
|48||Sanath Jayasuriya [ Images ]||134||SL||Pak||Singapore||1996|
|62||Mohd Azharuddin||108*||Ind||NZ||Baroda (MP)||1988|
|64||Yuvraj Singh [ Images ]||138*||Ind||Eng||Rajkot||2008|