Kevin O’Brien fastest World Cup century

Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien smashed the fastest century in World Cup history on Wednesday when he reached the landmark off just 50 balls against England.

O’Brien beat Australian Matthew Hayden’s record of a century off 66 balls against South Africa at St Kitts in the 2007 tournament.

The 26-year-old O’Brien hit 13 boundaries and six sixes in his blistering century at the Chinnaswamy Stadium which was also the sixth fastest ODI ton of all time.

Chasing England’s 327-8, O’Brien shared a sixth-wicket partnership of 162 with Alex Cusack (47) as Ireland targeted a famous victory.

Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi hit the fastest century of all time off 37 balls against Sri Lanka in Kenya in 1996.


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