Fastest century by a South African batsman in one-day international cricket.
AB DE VILLIERS IS THE PLAYER WHO SCORED FASTEST ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL CENTURY CAME UP IN JUST 31 BALLS AGAINST THE WEST INDIES.
- Batsman reached three figures from just 31 balls.
- He hits 16 sixes and 9 fours.
List of Fastest century by a South African batsman in one-day international cricket:
|AB de Villiers||149||31||9||16||West Indies||Jan 2015|
|Mark Boucher||147*||44||8||10||Zimbabwe||Sept 2006|
|AB de Villiers||162||52||17||8||West Indies||Feb 2015|
Against a West Indies bowling attack, De Villiers broke both the fastest half-ton and century records, reaching his 50 in just 16 balls, before notching up an unbelievable century in just 31 balls. De Villiers’ sensational innings 149 off just 44 balls, catapulted South Africa from an already imposing 1 for 249 in the 39th over to 2 for 439 by the innings’ end; the second-highest total in ODI history.
Right handed batsman AB D Villiers scored fastest hundred in just 31 balls in a match played against West Indies at Johannesburg. He hit 16 sixes and 9 fours in his 149 runs. He broke the New Zeland’s left handed batsmen Cory Anderson record who scored fastest hundred in just 36 balls against West Indies, The match was played at Queenstown in 2014.
In the second place, the fastest century for South Africa we have wicketkeeper batsman Mark Boucher. Mark Boucher scored 147 notout in 44 balls in a match played against Zimbabwe in the year Sept 2006. He hit 10 sixes and 8 fours.
Once again AB D Villiers scored hundred from 52 balls he faced in a match played against West Indies in Feb 2015. He smashed 162 runs which include 8 sixes and 17 fours. This knock from AB D Villiers is the third fastest century for the South Africa.
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