List of Youngest players to score a century in one day internationals (ODI).

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Shahid Afridi scored the fastest and youngest ODI century on the same day! 4 October 1996 : Shahid Afridi, playing only his second one day match, not only scored the fastest century in ODI cricket, he also achieved the feet of being the youngest batsman to score a century in 50 over format.. Interestingly, Afridi had borrowed that bat from his mate Waqar Younis!

Pakistani selectors are known to throw young blood in International cricket lot more than other countries in the world and hence, we see 6 Pakistani batsman featuring in century list by youngest batsman.

Country-wise : If you look the list below closely, you'll find batsman from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ireland, Srilanka, West Indies and rounding off with India's Vinod Kambli who scored a century on his 21st Birthday.. but who are the batsman from other country, the youngest ones, to get to hundred? here's Sthe missing names :-

Youngest Australia batsman to score an ODI century = Ricky Ponting = 21 year & 28 days.
Youngest England batsman to score an ODI century = David Gower = 21 year & 55 days.
Youngest South Africa batsman to score an ODI century = Jacques Kallis = 22 year & 92 days.
Youngest New Zealand batsman to score an ODI century = Martin Crowe = 21 year & 156 days.
Youngest Zimbabwe batsman to score an ODI century = Sean Ervine = 21 year & 49 days.

Youngest player to score a century in one day internationals
Batsman (Country) Age Score Versus Venue Date
Shahid Afridi (Pak) 16y 217d 102 Sri Lanka Nairobi 4 Oct 1996
Imran Nazir (Pak) 18y 121d 105* Zimbabwe St George 15 Apr 2000
Saleem Elahi (Pak) 18y 312d 102* Sri Lanka Gujranwala 29 Sep 1995
Tamim Iqbal (Bdesh) 19y 2d 129 Ireland Dhaka 22 Mar 2008
Umar Akmal (Pak) 19y 73d 102* Sri Lanka Colombo 7 Apr 2009
Shakib Al Hasan (Bdesh) 19y 341d 134* Canada St Johns 28 Feb 2007
Shoaib Mallik (Pak) 20y 14d 111* West Indies Sharjah 15 Febr 2002
Salman Butt (Pak) 20y 37d 108* India Kolkata 13 Nov 2004
Ijaz Ahmed (Pak) 20y 39d 124* Bangladesh Chittagong 29 Oct 1988
Eoin Morgan (Ire) 20y 147d 115 Canada Nairobi 4 Feb 2007
Mehrab Hossain (Bdesh) 20y 184d 101 Zimbabwe Dhaka 25 Mar 1999
Shahriar Nafees (Bdesh) 20y 193d 118* Zimbabwe Harare 6 Aug 2006
Upul Tharanga (SL) 20y 212d 105 Bangladesh Colombo 2 Sep 2005
Ricardo Powell (WI) 20y 266d 124 India Singapore 8 Sep 1999
Faisal Iqbal (Pak) 20y 335d 100* Zimbabwe Harare 30 Nov 2002
Md Ashraful (Bdesh) 20y 346d 100 Australia Cardiff 18 Jun 2005
Vinod Kambli (India) 21y 00d 100* England Jaipur 18 Jan 1993



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