Sunday, January 18, 2015

AB de Villiers has become the fastest century holder in ODI

South African batsman, AB de Villiers, has become the fastest century holder in the limited version of the game. This achievement has come against the West Indies on Sunday.
The 30-year-old player reached the milestone in 31 balls in the second ODI in Johannesburg, leaving behind the previous record holder Corey Anderson who played five balls more than him to reach the milestone against the West Indies last year.
Before breaking the fastest ODI century record, he broke Sanath Jayasuriya’s 19-year-old fastest ODI fifty record. He needed 16 deliveries to achieve the feat. Before being caught at deep extra cover off Andre Russell, he scored 149 from 44 balls with 9 fours and 16 sixes.
He was very close to break another record- the most sixes in an individual ODI innings. However, he equaled the record that was set by Rohit Sharma against Australia at Bangalore in 2013.
The Proteas could score 439 for the loss of two. This innings is four runs less than the highest ever ODI score by a team. Sri Lanka set the record by scoring 443/9 in 2006 against the Netherlands.

The Caribbean could score only 291 for 7 and lost the match by 148 runs.