The fastest century in ODI history does not have the highest
Corey Anderson smashed the fastest ton in ODI history (off 36 balls) against West Indies in Queenstown in January, 2014. New Zealand made 283 in a 21-over a side contest and restricted the West Indies to 124. Anderson remained unbeaten on 131 off 47 balls (strike rate 279).
Yet, shockingly, his innings has the ninth highest
Vivian Richards smashed an unbeaten 189 off 170 balls (strike rate 111) against England in the first ODI of the Texaco Trophy in 1984. West Indies amassed 272/9 of their allotted 55 overs. England were bowled out for 168 in 50 overs. This is another example of an innings where the conventional strike rate was less than half of the Anderson innings but which featured higher on the
NOTE: This piece is up-to-date as of August 2016