On This Day: Kevin O’Brien’s World Cup masterclass

On this day four years ago, Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien struck the fastest World Cup century.

In a day night game in Bangalore, England’s 327 set up a seemingly routine routing of an associate side, when Ireland were reduced to 106-4, early on.

Kevin O’Brien came to the crease, and had other ideas. He smashed 113 off just 63 balls, reaching his century in just 50 balls, which still stands as a record for the fasted World Cup ton.

His knock stunned England, eventually contributing to a victory for Ireland by three wickets with five balls remaining.

The incredible knock had 16 fours and six enormous sixes.



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