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South African cricketer AB de Villiers hits fastest century in ODIs

South African cricketer AB de Villiers has hit the fastest century and half-century in one-day internationals (ODI).

He achieved the feat in second match as part of the 5-match ODI series against West Indies. Overall in this match, AB de Villiers made 149 off 44 balls.

  • Fastest century: He made the century in just 31 balls and broke earlier record of New Zealand’s Corey Anderson who had hit the century in 36 balls in 2013-14.
  • Fastest half-century: He also made fastest half-century, off 16 balls breaking Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya’s previous record who had made half-century in 17 balls.
  • Most sixes in an innings: His innings included 16 sixes. It equalled the previous record set by India’s Rohit Sharma against Australia in Bangalore in 2013/14.

Second Highest innings totals: In this match, South Africa scored 439, which is the second highest total in one-day internationals. They surpassed their previous record of second highest score of 438 which they had made in a record run chase against Australia in 2005/06.

It should be noted that, Sri Lanka holds the world record of highest innings. They had made this record by scoring 443 runs against the Netherlands in 2006.

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