10 best AB de Villiers innings
#9 136* vs Australia, Harare, 2014
Chasing a huge score of 328 in their first game of the tri-series, South Africa got off to a decent start before being pegged back. At 51/2, Australia must have sniffed an opportunity to bag their second successive win of the series, but a masterclass from AB de Villiers and a superb knock from Faf du Plessis (106) helped South Africa to the target with 20 balls to spare.
When De Villiers walked out to bat at 51/2, he knew he had to bat long to take the game close. A special knock from the South African skipper, his 18th ODI hundred, took South Africa to the victory. It’s not the 136 which made the impact, but the rate at which he got those runs did, as he never allowed the bowlers to settle.