On this day, in 2003, during the World Cup match against West Indies at Centurion, Canada’s captain John Davison played a blistering yet lone knock of 111 off just 76 balls, including 8 fours and 6 sixes. This knock is often looked up to whenever there is a chart of best batting innings in a World Cup match are listed. Facing the attacks of Mervyn Dillon, Vasbert Drakes, Pedro Collins, Carl Hooper, etc; Davison steered his way to a record-breaking hundred in that encounter. He reached his century off 67th ball, which remained the fastest hundred in a World Cup match before the next edition of the tournament as Matthew Hayden bettered it by hammering 66-ball ton against South Africa in 2007. Moreover, that record was bettered in 2011 edition when Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien smashed 49-ball century against England to chase 328. In addition, Davison’s ton is the only one in the list of 10 fastest century in a World Cup match which ended in a defeat. The defeat was quite crushing as West Indies seemed to have hurt badly with his demolishing batting. West Indies chased the total of 203 in only 20.3 overs but that match is always remembered for Davison’s fiery knock.