Ireland's Kevin O'Brien ends ODI career

Ireland's Kevin O'Brien, whose century against England in a 2011 World Cup match remains the fastest hundred in the tournament's history, has quit ODIs.

Kevin O'Brien of Ireland celebrates with Niall O'Brien at the end of the 2011 ICC World Cup Group B match between England and Ireland at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, India.

Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien, whose century against England in a 2011 World Cup match remains the fastest hundred in the tournament's history, has quit one-day internationals, Cricket Ireland said on Friday.

O'Brien wrote his name in the record books with a 50-ball century in Bangalore 10 years ago when Ireland beat England by three wickets, chasing down a 328-run victory target with five balls to spare.

O'Brien smashed 113, clobbering six sixes in his 63-ball blitz, in the defining knock of his ODI career.

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"After 15 years playing for Ireland, I feel now is the right time to step away and retire from ODI cricket," O'Brien said in a statement issued by Cricket Ireland.

"It has been an honour and a privilege to represent my country 153 times and the memories I take from them will last a lifetime," added the player who will be available for test and T20 cricket.

The 37-year-old's 3619 runs is the third highest from his country and he is Ireland's leading wicket-taker with 114 scalps in one-day internationals.

His father Brendan and elder brother Niall also played for Ireland.