Stats: AB de Villiers gets to his highest ever score in ODIs; breaks numerous records

Take a bow
Take a bow, ABD!
Sankalp Srivastava

Mr. 360, AB de Villiers has played another record-breaking innings and demolished Bangladesh bowlers en route 104-ball-176 in the second ODI of the ongoing series in the African nation.

The former South African captain walked in after Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock had given the team a solid start and amassed 90 runs for the first wicket. Bangladesh's best cricketer Shakib Al Hasan then struck twice in the same over to remove De Kock and Faf du Plessis.

What followed was absolute carnage as De Villiers joined hands with Amla, who missed his century by 15 runs after adding 136 runs with the former for the third wicket. The RCB star was the fourth wicket to fall after SA's tally reached 343 runs.

De Villiers looked all set for a double century, however, lost his wicket with 14 balls left in the innings. The rockstar from Bela-Bela broke numerous records in his 104-ball innings, which comprised of 15 fours and 7 sixes. South Africa set a target of 354 for Bangladesh to chase.

1 - This is AB de Villiers's highest score in ODIs ever.

2 - In his whirlwind knock, AB hit 7 sixes and along with it reached 200 sixes in his international career. He is the second fastest to achieve the feat, only Shahid Afridi betters his tally.

5 - Number of 175+ scores in ODIs in 2017. Previous best was three 175+ scores in 2009, 2011 and 2015.

6 - ABD has the maximum number of ODI hundreds, six, which were completed within 70 deliveries.

7 - ABD is the seventh batsman to score an ODI century against all of the full-member nations (excluding Afghanistan and Ireland). Ponting, Gibbs, Tendulkar, Amla, Kohli and Ross Taylor are the other six.

8 - ABD has scored eight of the ten fastest centuries for South Africa.

12 - Number of century stands between Amla and De Villiers, the highest for any South African pair. Previous highest was 11, which the pair of Graeme Smith and Herschelle Gibbs scored.

25 - Number of centuries ABD has scored in his 12-year-long career. He is the seventh batsman to breach the 25 centuries mark and remarkably, all of his hundreds have come at a strike rate of above 100.

150 - ABD became the fifth fastest batsman to reach 150 runs in an innings. Remarkably, he is the fastest to do the same as well, during his legendary innings against the West Indies in 2015.

Edited by Sankalp Srivastava


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