AB hits fastest ODI century

2015-01-18 14:20

AB de Villiers’ 149 runs from 44 balls, powered the Proteas to their highest ever One Day International total of 439 for two in the second match against the West Indies at the Wanderers today.

The record score is second only to the Sri Lanka's innings of 443 they scored against the Netherlands in 2006.

The South Africans bettered their previous ODI best of 438 runs set against Australia in 2006 at the very same Wanderers.

De Villiers smashed 104 from 31 balls to register the fastest ODI century in history.

The Proteas captain had earlier blasted 51 from 16 balls as he scored the fastest ever ODI half-century.

De Villiers came in with South Africa on 247 for one, and beat the previous mark of Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya, with his fifty from 17 balls set in 1996 against Pakistan in Singapore.

He went on to better Corey Andersen of New Zealand's previous fastest century record which had taken 36 balls.

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