De Villiers Succeeded Anderson by Setting a New World Record in ODI

South African batsman AB de Villiers has made the history by scoring an outstanding century on 31 balls against West Indies in one day international. De Villiers has broken the previous record set by New Zealander Corey Anderson who made the world record against on 36 balls against West Indies.

De Villiers amazed cricket fans with 16 sixes in just one hour and set the new world record in the innings of 149 against the West Indies in Johannesburg.

The ambitious batsman spared none of West Indian bowlers and put is full range of strokes to attain the highest record in the history of One Day International Cricket.

Significant Milestone of AB de Villiers

  • AB de Villiers broke the record for the fastest ODI century. He broke New Zealand’s Corey Anderson’s record, smashing a ton off just 31 deliveries. It is also the quickest in all lists A games.
  • He recorded the fastest ODI half century against 16 balls, succeeding Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya
  • He also equaled the record of India’s Rohit Sharma for most sixes by a batsman in an ODI with 16 hits over the fence.
  • AB de Villiers’ strike-rate of 339 was the first instance of a batsman scoring over 100 runs with a 300-plus strike-rate.

Top Ten ODI Batsman

  1. AB de Villiers
  2. Corey Anderson
  3. Shahid Afridi
  4. Mark Boucher
  5. Brian Lara
  6. Shahid Afridi
  7. Jesse Ryder
  8. Sanath Jayasuriya
  9. Kevin O’Brien
  10. Virat Kohli

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