AB de Villiers hits fastest ODI hundred in 31 balls

AB Di VilliersSouth Africa batsman AB de Villiers set the new landmark during an innings of 149 against the West Indies in Johannesburg. He hit a century off 31 balls to record the fastest ever one-day international ton.

He smashed 8 fours and 10 sixes and surpasses the previous fastest ODI century record of 36 balls by New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson against West Indies last year.

“I was on 92 when I realised it was going to be close. I wasn’t going to take singles in the nineties,” he said.

“I got really fired up in the changing room and sort of played my knock before I even came out to bat.

“Aggression was the main thing for me today – I just wanted to go right from the start.”

Fastest ODI Centuries

Batsman Balls Against Venue Date
AB de Villiers (South Africa) 31 West Indies Johannesburg (South Africa) 18th January, 2015
Corey Anderson (New Zealand) 36 West Indies Queenstown (New Zealand) 1st January, 2014
Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) 37 Sri Lanka Nairobi (Kenya) 4th October, 1996
Mark Boucher (South Africa) 44 Zimbabwe Potchefstroom (South Africa) 20th September, 2006
Brain Lara (West Indies) 45 Bangladesh Dhaka (Bangladesh) 9th October, 1999

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