Birthday special: Corey Anderson – Top 3 performances in international cricket

Corey Anderson is one of the most destructive all-rounders the world has ever seen and the New Zealander was a tough batter to bowl during his prime. He could clear the ropes at ease and was quite handy with the ball too. His unbeaten 95 off 44 balls for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2014 will be etched as one of the best knocks in the tournament history. Anderson celebrates his 33rd birthday on December 13, let us look at his top three performances in international cricket.

94* vs Bangladesh, 2017 Mount Maunganui

Anderson played one of his best T20I knocks against Bangladesh in Mount Maunganui in 2017 and helped his side to post a big total on board. At number five, Anderson hit 10 sixes and two fours in 41-ball 94 at a phenomenal strike rate of 229.26. His innings led to an excellent score of 194 for 4 in the first innings and the Kiwis won the game by 27 runs in the end.

116 vs Bangladesh, 2013 Mirpur

Anderson played an entertaining innings in Mirpur in 2013 in the first innings against Bangladesh and it turned out to be his only Test century. The left-hander hit 116 runs off 173 balls coming in at number six and his knock comprised of 13 fours and two sixes. He propelled the team to 437 in the first innings, however, the Test was drawn in the end with Mominul Haque scoring a scintillating century.

131* vs West Indies, 2014 Queenstown

Anderson’s unbeaten 131 off just 47 deliveries is among the greatest ODI knocks as he dismantled the West Indian bowling attack in Queenstown in a rain-curtailed game. With just 21 overs per side, Anderson hardly had time for sighters and his partnership alongside Jesse Ryder for the fourth wicket as both batters scored tons. Anderson reached his century in just 36 balls which went on to become the fastest ODI ton until AB de Villiers broke the record a year later.