Who – Hashim Amla
What – Completed Fastest 5000 runs in One Day Cricket Matches
When – 16th Jan, 2015
Hashim Amla, the South African Cricket player became the fastest batsman to score 5000 one-day international (ODIs) runs in South Africa vs West Indies Match. South Africa defeated West Indies by 61 runs in a rain-affected clash at Kingsmead on Friday.
Hashim Amla scored 66 in South Africa’s total of 279 for eight in 48.2 overs to reach 5000 runs in 101 innings. The previous record was of 114 jointly held by West Indies great Viv Richards and Indian batsman Virat Kohli.
About Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla was born on 31st March, 1983. Hashim is a right-handed top order batsman and occasional medium-pace bowler.
- Hashim Amla became the fastest batsman to reach up to 2,000 Runs in ODIs in his 40th ODI inning.
- Hashim Amla became the fastest batsman to score 3,000 ODI runs, requiring 12 innings fewer than Sir Vivian Richards.
- Amla became the fastest batsman to score 4,000 ODI runs, requiring 8 innings fewer than Sir Vivian Richards on 8th Dec, 2013.