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AB de Villiers vs West Indies: Fastest 150 in ODIs and other records

All the records broken by AB De Villiers in his innings of 162* off 66 balls against the West Indies

AB de Villiers acknowledges the crowd after reaching his century against the West Indies

AB de Villiers has produced another performance worthy of his present standards. He reached 50 off 30 balls, 100 off 52 balls, 150 off 64 balls and 162* off 66 balls in the innings which included 17 fours and eight strokes over the boundary line. He smashed the second fastest century in the history of World Cups and the second fastest century of his own in ODIs.

De Villiers had scored a century in 31 balls against the same opponents on January 18, 2015 at Johannesburg.

His century today in 52 balls is the joint tenth quickest century in ODIs but his 150 in 64 balls is the fastest 150 ever in ODIs. He overtook Shane Watson, who had scored 150 in 83 balls in his innings of 185 not out against Bangladesh in 2010.

A look at the charts the South African broke through in his blitzkrieg:

Fastest 150s in ODIs

Balls

Batsman

Score

For

Against

Venue

Date

64

AB de Villiers

162* (66)

South Africa

West Indies

Johannesburg

27-Feb-15

83

Shane Watson

185* (96)

Australia

Bangladesh

Dhaka

11-Apr-11

92

Luke Ronchi

170* (99)

New Zealand

Sri Lanka

Dunedin

23-Jan-15

95

Sanath Jayasuriya

152 (99)

Sri Lanka

England

Leeds

01-Jul-06

99

Ricky Ponting

164 (105)

Australia

South Africa

Johannesburg

12-Mar-06

  • AB de Villiers had compiled an innings of 149 off 44 balls when he had scored his 31-ball century against West Indies at Johannesburg, falling just short of this record which he now holds.
  • Ricky Ponting scored his 150 in 99 balls and then Herschelle Gibbs completed his 150 in 100 balls in the fateful match at Johannesburg in 2006.

Most runs against one team in World Cups

AB de Villiers, in the course of his innings, became the first batsman to aggregate over 400 runs against a single team in World Cups. At the end of the match, he had a total of 415 runs against West Indies at an average of 415.00.

He has played three matches against them – one each in 2007, 2011 and 2015; his scores are 146 in 2007, 107* in 2011 and 162* in 2015. He is also the first batsman to score three centuries against a single team in World Cups.

Ab de Villiers, when he reached 102, went past Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 355 runs against Kenya which was the highest by anyone against a single team in World Cups.

A look at the table:

Most runs against a single team in World Cup

Runs

Batsman

Against

Inns

Avg

S/R

100s

50s

Best

415

AB de Villiers (SA)

West Indies

3

415.00

137.87

3

0

162*

355

Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)

Kenya

4

177.50

100.85

2

1

140*

352

Scott Styris (NZ)

Sri Lanka

5

88.00

86.48

2

1

141

319

Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)

Sri Lanka

7

53.16

87.39

1

2

137

313

Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)

Pakistan

5

78.25

83.24

0

3

98

Quickest to score 3000 runs as captain in ODIs

AB de Villiers completed 3000 runs as captain – when he reached his 9th run in his 60th innings as captain.

He started captaining in 2012 and has scored 3153 runs in 60 innings with nine centuries and 17 fifties at an average of 68.54 and strike rate of 110.12. He went past MS Dhoni who took 70 innings to score 3000 runs as captain in ODIs.

Number of Innings to reach 3000 runs as captain

Inns

Captain

Team

60

AB de Villiers

South Africa

70

MS Dhoni

India

74

Sourav Ganguly

India

83

Graeme Smith

South Africa

90

Vivian Richards

West Indies

  • AB de Villiers has scored nine centuries as captain in ODIs. Only Ricky Ponting (22), Sourav Ganguly (11) and Sanath Jayasuriya (10) have scored more ODI centuries as captain.

Highest individual score batting at number five in ODIs

162 is the highest individual score by any No.5 in ODI cricket. He went past Andrew Symonds, who had scored an unbeaten 156 against New Zealand at Wellington in 2005.

Highest Score by No.5 in ODIs

Runs

Player

Fours

Sixes

S/R

Opposition

Ground

Date

162*

AB de Villiers (SA)

17

8

245.45

West Indies

Sydney

27-Feb-15

156

Andrew Symonds (Aus)

12

8

122.83

New Zealand

Wellington

07-Dec-05

151

Andrew Symonds (Aus)

13

3

118.89

Sri Lanka

Sydney

12-Feb-06

142*

Grant Flower (Zim)

10

2

110.93

Bangladesh

Bulawayo

11-Apr-01

142

Kevin O'Brien (Ire)

10

6

113.60

Kenya

Nairobi (Ruaraka)

02-Feb-07

A few more records

  • # AB de Villiers scored 34 runs (including two no balls) in the 48th over and 30 runs in 50th over of the innings, both bowled by Jason Holder. He became the first batsman to hit more than 30 runs in two different overs in the same ODI match.
  • # AB de Villiers scored 76 runs off 21 balls against Jason Holder. It is the highest number of runs by any batsman against a particular bowler in an ODI match. Previous best was MS Dhoni who scored 61 runs in 38 balls off Upul Chandana in his inning of 183* against Sri Lanka at Jaipur in 2005.
  • # AB de Villiers now holds the record for the fastest half-century (16 balls), fastest century (31 balls) and the fastest 150 (64 balls) in ODIs.
  • # AB de Villiers’ inning of 162* is the fifth highest score by a captain in World Cups. Highest is 181 (125) by Viv Richards against Sri Lanka in 1987.
  • # AB de Villiers now has four centuries in World Cups. Only Sachin Tendulkar (6) and Ricky Ponting (5) have more number of WC centuries.
  • # AB de Villiers has scored six centuries in 75 or less number of balls. He joins Sehwag who also scored six hundreds within 75 balls. 
  • # AB de Villiers has scored three centuries in 60 or less number of balls. He joins Afridi who also scored three hundreds within 60 balls.  
  • # AB de Villiers’ eight sixes are the joint highest number of sixes by a captain in a World Cup innings, with Ricky Ponting who hit as many sixes in the final of the World Cup 2003 against India at Johannesburg, 
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