AB de Villiers fastest ODI Century
In one-day international, South Africa’s player AB de Villiers has scored the fastest ODI Century in his side’s run-laden innings in opposition to the West Indies on Sunday. The de Villiers took slams the 100 in 31 balls. South Africa scored 439 for 2 wickets, and this was highest team score in this format, in the second One Day International vs. West Indies at the Wanderers.
De Villiers had previously broken down the Sanath Jayasuriya’s 19-year-old record for the fastest one-day international fifty and winning a mere 16 deliveries to accomplish the achievement by launching Jason Holder over the long-off boundary.
Five less than the earlier record holder, The New Zealand’s Corey Anderson, who required 36 balls to reach a century, also against West Indies, last year. The Proteas’ captain desired only 31 deliveries to achieve three figures in the second ODI in Johannesburg.
He required an additional 15 balls to break Anderson’s year-old fastest ODI century record and every West Indian hopes that De Villiers would after relax were almost immediately dismissed as he and Hashim Amla continued to infuse the New Wanderers Stadium boundary.
The mainly sixes in an individual ODI innings and equaled the record Rahul Sharma set in 2013 in opposition to Australia, when he broke his 16th maximum on the last but one ball of the penultimate over. De Villiers rapidly locates his sights on breaking a new record.
Fastest ODI centuries
- 31 balls AB de Villiers vs. West Indies, 2015
- 36 Corey Anderson vs. West Indies, 2014
- 37 Shahid Afridi vs. Sri Lanka, 1996
- 44 Mark Boucher vs. Zimbabwe, 2006
- 45 Brian Lara vs. Bangladesh, 2006
- 45 Shahid Afridi vs. India, 2005
However, when he went for one more enormous hit off Andre Russell then he having scored 149 from 44 balls and was caught at deep spare cover with two balls left, The wicketkeeper-batsman could not achieve any more to compose the record his own.
In 2006 against the Netherlands, the Proteas finished their innings on 439 for two, four runs withdrawn of the utmost ever ODI score by a team-set by Sri Lanka.
Earlier, South Africa’s openers Amla and Rilee Rossouw both scored centuries as they completed 247 in just over 38 overs for the first wicket. Rossouw finished 128 from 115 balls before he was caught at mid-off to give Taylor a wicket, while Amla made unbeaten on 153 from 142 deliveries.