Napier: Fast bowler Mohammed Shami on Wednesday became the fastest Indian to claim 100 wickets in ODIs, reaching the milestone in the opening game of the five-match series against New Zealand.

This was his 56th game in the 50-over format.

Shami' wicket number 100 was Kiwi opener Martin Guptill, who played onto his stumps a delivery that moved in after pitching on a good length.

With his brilliant opening burst at McLean Park, the 28-year-old Shami continued his good showing in the limited-overs format, having impressed in Australia prior to this five-match ODI series.

Before Shami, Irfan Pathan reached the 100-wicket mark in 59 ODIs, while Zaheer Khan (65 matches), Ajit Agarkar (67) and Javagal Srinath (68) are the other Indian bowlers to complete a century of wickets in quick time.