AB de Villiers took 31 balls to smash the fastest century in one-day internationals.
Pakistani skipper Misbah-ul-Haq unleashed carnage on Australia's bowlers to record the equal-fastest Test century (56 balls) and the fastest ever Test fifity (20 balls) in the 2nd Test in Abu Dhabi, Nov 2014.
Rookie Kiwi allrounder, Corey Anderson, smashed a 36-ball century to beat Shahid Afridi's 18 year old record for the fastest ever ODI century. Anderson ended up on 131 not out in 47 balls as New Zealand beat the West Indies in a rain shorted ODI in Queenstown, Jan 2014.
Chris Gayle, one of the cleanest strikers in modern cricket, set a new record for the fastest century in the history of professional cricket with an astonishing century off just 30 balls for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 Indian Premier League. How does Gayle’s feat compare with other rapid centuries?
Fittingly, it was skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who hit the winning six in the 2011 World Cup Final to herald India as champions in Mumbai. This video article captures the drama and incidents over the preceding six weeks to this moment as one of the most successful world cup editions of all time unfolded in the cricket mad sub-continent.
A hat-trick occurs when a bowler dismisses three batsmen with consecutive deliveries. Since the inception of the World Cup in 1975, there have only been 7 hat tricks taken by 6 bowlers.
Australian opener Phil Hughes tragically died in hospital after being hit in the head by a bouncer while playing for South Australia against his former side New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield at the SCG. Who is to blame? Do the laws of cricket have to be changed to prevent this from happening again? Alan Flook cautions against a knee jerk reaction.
Rohit Sharma has become the first man to hit 250 in a one-day international when he smashed 264 in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka to beat the previous record of 219 made by fellow Indian Virender Sehwag against West Indies in 2011.