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AB de Villiers hits 31-ball Ton to set World Record

imageSouth African cricketer AB de Villiers cracked the fastest ODI hundred by scoring it off just 31 balls. The previous record was held by Corey Anderson of New Zealand, who had achieved the milestone off just 36 balls a year ago.

AB de Villiers scored 149 off 44 balls with 9 boundaries and 16 sixes. South Africa posted 439/2 against West Indies in 50 overs. Hashim Amla scored 153*, while Rossouw made 128.

West Indies managed to score 291/7 in 50 overs and lost the match by 148 runs. Dwayne Smith (64), Samuels (40), Ramdin (57) and Carter 40) were the top scorers. Morne Morkel and Philander took to wickets each.

Three batsmen – Amla, Rossouw and de Villiers – registered centuries in the same innings, the first time it has happened in an ODI. AB de Villiers also equalled the record of India’s Rohit Sharma for most sixes by a batsman in an ODI. He also recorded the fastest ODI fifty off just 16 balls, overtaking Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya.

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