Sikandar Raza Hits the Fastest ODI Century for Zimbabwe

Sikandar Raza
Sikandar Raza(Image: ICC)

Zimbabwe cricketer Sikandar Raza etched his name in Zimbabwe’s cricket history by scoring the fastest ODI century for Zimbabwe.

Sikandar Raza scores the Fastest ODI Century for Zimbabwe

Sikandar has topped the list of fastest Hundred scorers and the fastest to reach 4000 runs in ODI for Zimbabwe.

Raza achieved this massive feat(fastest ODI Hundred for Zimbabwe) against the Netherlands during the group match of ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023.

Winning the toss, Zimbabwe choose to bowl first where Sikandar Raza bagged 4 wickets for 55 runs. His impressive 4 wickets went in vain as the Netherlands batters scored 315 runs for 6 wickets at the end of 50 Overs.

Sikandar Raza who batted at the no.5 position scored an impressive record-breaking century and led Zimbabwe to win the game.

The six that brought up Raza’s hundred was also the winning shot of the match, as Zimbabwe reached the target with 9.1 overs remaining.

Raza had thrown his batting efforts which had greater impacts on the match, as the 37-year-old, smashes the record for the fastest ODI century by a Zimbabwe man, reaching with just 54 balls.

WATCH: Raza slams Zimbabwe’s fastest-ever ODI ton

Sean Williams’ Fastest Century Against USA

Sean William had the record of scoring the fastest Hundred against the USA. Sean Williams scored his century in 65 balls and moreover, the next spot was also filled with his name.

Sean Williams scored another century in 70 balls against Nepal which now becomes the third Fastest ODI Century for Zimbabwe.

Sean Williams had played destructive knock against the USA cricket team in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023 group stage match. The Zimbabwean captain smacked 174 runs from 101 balls to help his team to reach 408 total score in board in 50 overs.

Sean Williams
Sean Williams(Image: ICC)

He hit 21 fours and five sixes in his 101-ball knock. Williams could have broken Charles Coventry’s record for the highest score by a Zimbabwean in ODI cricket, but Abhishek Paradkar dismissed him caught out on 174.

Sean Williams’ century against Nepal

On the match against Nepal, Zimbabwe started the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup qualifier 2023 with a strong victory against Nepal. During the tournament, Sean Williams recorded Zimbabwe’s fastest ODI century.

It was the first game of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 between Zimbabwe and Nepal at Harare Sports Club, Harare. After Nepal were sent to bat first, the openers Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh recorded Nepal’s first 150+ ODI partnership as they set a 171-run partnership for the first wicket.

Players With the Fastest ODI Century for Zimbabwe

Nos Player Balls Opponent team Year
1 Sikandar Raza 54 Netherlands 2023
2 Sean Williams 65 USA 2023
3 Sean Williams 70 Nepal 2023
4 Regis Chakabva 73 Bangladesh 2022
5 Sean Williams 77 UAE 2015

Fastest Zimbabwe Batter to Score 4000 ODI Runs

The All-Rounder Sikandar Raza had unlocked another milestone as he had become the fastest Zimbabwe batsman to complete 4000 runs in ODIs.

Nos Player position Opponents Year
1 Sikandar Raza 127 Oman 2023
2 Grant Flower 128 West Indies 2000
3 Brendan Taylor 129 New Zealand 2012
4 Andy Flower 133 West Indies 2000
5 Sean Williams 135 Sri Lanka 2022