AB de Villiers blasts the fastest ODI hundered!

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AB de Villiers smashed the fastest century in ODI history – from just 31 balls – to propel South Africa to 2-439 from their 50 overs in the second One-Day International in Johannesburg. De Villiers blasted a record-equalling 16 sixes and nine fours in his blistering 44-ball knock of 149, bettering Black Caps blaster Corey Anderson’s 36-ball century against the West Indies last summer.

Here is the breakdown of his innings of 149 (44) :
4 2 1 1 4 6 4 6 6 . 2 2 1 1 6 6 6 4 6 1 4 1 1 . 4 4 . 6 4 6 6 6 . 6 1 6 6 4 6 6 2 2 .W          ——16×6; 9×4.

It just looked like De Villiers was playing EA Sports Cricket on his PlayStation 😀 😛

De Villiers scores fastest ODI hundered

De Villiers soon set his sights on breaking another record- the most sixes in an individual ODI innings. And equaled the record Rohit Sharma set in 2013 against Australia when he smashed his 16th maximum on the last ball of the penultimate over.

De Villiers and Amla put on 192 for the second wicket, from just 68 balls, as South Africa eclipsed their highest-ever ODI total by a single run.

The wicket-keeper batsman could not score another to make the record his own. However, when he went for another huge hit off Andre Russell and was caught at deep extra cover with two balls remaining in the innings. The Proteas ended their innings on 439 for two, four runs shy of the highest ever ODI score by a team- set by Sri Lanka in 2006 against the Netherlands.

 

TOP TEN FASTEST ODI Hundereds ever:

1) AB de Villiers (South Africa) – 31 balls against West Indies in Johannesburg on Jan.18, 2015.

2) Corey Anderson (New Zealand) – 36 balls against West Indies in Queenstown on Jan.1, 2014.

3) Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) – 37 balls against Sri Lanka in Nairobi on Oct.4, 1996.

4) Mark Boucher (South Africa) – 44 balls against Zimbabwe in Potchefstroom on Sept.20, 2006.

5) Brian Lara (West Indies) – 45 balls against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Oct.9, 1999.

6) Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) – 45 balls against India in Kanpur on April.15, 2005.

7) Jesse Ryder (New Zealand) – 46 balls against West Indies in Queenstown on Jan.1, 2014.

8) Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) – 48 balls against Pakistan in Singapore on Apr.2, 1996.

9) Kevin O’Brien (Ireland) – 50 balls against England in Bangalore on Mar.2, 2011.

10) Virat Kohli (India) – 52 balls against Australia in Jaipur on Oct. 16, 2013.

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