The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Qualifier matches are being held in Zimbabwe. A total of 10 teams are participating in this. The first match in Group A was played on Sunday (June 18) with Zimbabwe vs Nepal. In this match, Zimbabwe defeated Nepal by 8 wickets in the Harare match. Captain Craig Erwin and middle-order batsman Sean Williams played an important role in this victory. Both scored centuries. At this time, Williams made a big history. He became the fastest century scorer for Zimbabwe.
In this match, Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bowl. At this time, Nepal team had made a mountain of 290 runs for 8 while batting first. Chasing this challenge, Zimbabwe comfortably scored 291 runs in 44.1 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. Sean Williams made a record by contributing a century in this victory.
Sean Williams’ record
Sean Williams, who came to bat at the fourth position in the match, scored an unbeaten 102 off 70 balls. He hit 1 six and 13 fours in this innings. Along with this, he became the fastest Zimbabwean batsman to score a century. He broke Regis Chakabwa’s record. He scored the fastest 73-ball century against Bangladesh in August 2022. At that time he scored 102 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 10 fours. Brendan Taylor has the third fastest century for Zimbabwe. He scored a 79-ball century against Ireland in March 2015.
Briefly about the match
Craig Erwin scored an unbeaten 121 off 128 balls with 1 six and 15 fours. Erwin, who came in as the opener, put on a 45-run partnership for the first wicket with Joylord Gumby (25). After Gambi’s dismissal, Erwin put on an 82-run partnership with Wesley Madhevere (32) for the second wicket. Madhevere was dismissed in the 24th over. From there, Erwin and Williams batted stormily against Nepal’s bowlers while saving the innings. The duo put on a 164-run stand for the third wicket and the Zimbabwe team secured a resounding victory. (cricketer sean williams scored fastest century for zimbabwe in odi cricket)
Fastest batsman to score a century in ODIs for Zimbabwe (by Chedu)
70 – Sean Williams v Nepal, 2023*
73 – Regis Chakabwa v Bangladesh, 2022
79 – Brendan Taylor v Ireland, 2015
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