AB de Villiers hits the fastest 150 in one-day international history as South Africa amassed 408-5 in their Pool B match against West Indies in Sydney. This helped South Africa to beat West Indies by 257 runs which is the joint highest victory margin by runs in World Cups.
He beats Shane Watson’s record (83 balls against Bangladesh in 2011). AB de Villiers now has the fastest fifty (16), hundred (31) and 150 (64) in ODI history.
South Africa’s total was the highest by any team in Australia and only India’s 413-5 against Bermuda at Port of Spain in 2007 is higher in World Cups.
This big win will help the South Africa to improve their net run rate which will prove to be very beneficial in later stages of their pool matches of ICC CWC 2015.
De Villiers reached 150 from 64 balls, beating the previous record, set by Australia’s Shane Watson, by 19 balls. He finished unbeaten on 162 from 66 balls as South Africa made the second-highest total in World Cups.
Last month, he hit the fastest-ever ODI hundred against the same team from 31 balls in Johannesburg, breaking Shahid Afridi’s record (100 from 37 balls). In that same innings, South Africa’s captain also set the record for the fastest fifty in ODIs, from 16 balls.
West Indies captain Jason Holder’s last two overs went for 64 runs, with one over going for 34. De Villiers finished with 17 fours and eight sixes.
Jason Holder conceded 104 for 1 off his ten over, which included 64 runs off the last two overs. These were the worst ever figures by a captain in ODIs and the second worst figures in ODIs. He also now has the worst ever World Cup figures.