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Sunday, 18 January 2015

De Villiers - 31 Balls 100 - The Fastest Century in ODI History

20:34 - By Himanshu Suri 0

Fastest ODI Hundred Record Broken

South Africa captain AB de Villiers reached the fastest hundred in One Day Internationals - off only 31 balls - amid the second match against West Indies at Johannesburg on Sunday.  

De Villiers hit a record-equalling 16 Sixers and 9 Fours amid his deafening thump, breaking New Zealander Corey Anderson's record of a 36-ball ton in 2014. Rohit Sharma had hit 16 sixes amid his 209-run thump versus Australia in 2013.

He reached to 149 off 44 balls one short from shattering the record for quickest 150 - presently held by Australian Shane Watson who reached the milestone in 83 balls against Bangladesh - as he guided the hosts to their highest ODI score - 439/2. 

The West Indies were never liable to pursue down a world record target yet dealt with 291 for seven to give South Africa a 148-run win and a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. 

The accomplishment dominated a wonderful innings from Hashim Amla, who batted through the innings to complete unbeaten on 153. Amla imparted a record 247-run stand for the first wicket with Rilee Rossouw, who made 128. 

De Villiers, who passed up a major opportunity for the quickest 150, and Amla were included in a 67-ball 192-run stand for the second wicket. 

The veteran wicket-keeper batsman had prior scored the quickest half-century off 16 balls after South Africa were asked to bat by West Indies captain Jason Holder. 

This was the first occasion when that three centuries were scored in an ODI innings. There had been 116 occurrences of two centuries in an innings preceding this one.

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