Michael Bracewell
Michael Bracewell. Pic Credits: Twitter.
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The first ODI between India and New Zealand was a high-scoring encounter in Hyderabad on January 18, Wednesday. India scored a mammoth 349/8 and won the game by just 12 runs. The win helped India take a 1-0 lead in the series and the second ODI win in Raipur helped them seal the series. The match was a memorable one for Michael Bracewell. 

Shubman Gill scored his maiden ODI double ton and broke several records in the process. He became the youngest batter ever to score an ODI double-century. He also became the fifth Indian batter to score a double century after Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, and Ishan Kishan.

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Mitchell Santner And Michael Bracewell (PC-BCCI)
Mitchell Santner And Michael Bracewell (PC-BCCI)

Michael Bracewell batted outstandingly for the Kiwis and broke several records himself. He scored his second ODI ton batting at number seven. He also added a 162-run stand with Mitchell Santner (57) which is the third-highest for the seven wickets.

The southpaw also scored his second ODI ton batting at number seven thereby joining MS Dhoni in the list of players who have two or more centuries batting at number seven. Bracewell scored 22 in the second ODI and he could not repeat his first ODI heroics expected of him. In this article, we take a look at five batters who have scored the fastest ODI hundreds against India. 

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IND vs NZ: Fastest ODI Hundreds Against India

1) Shahid Afridi – 45 Balls (2005)

Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi (Image Credit: Twitter)

Afridi leads the list of batters with the fastest hundreds against India. He achieved this feat in 2005 in just 45 balls in Kanpur. India batting first scored 249/6 in their 50 overs with skipper Rahul Dravid scoring 86 and Mohammad Kaif scoring 78. India posted a fighting total but was blown away by Afridi’s counter-attacking knock. 

Afridi walked out to bat at number three and scored 201 off 45 balls. He hit 10 fours and nine sixes and scoring the 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. 

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.