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Another Record: AB on fire

Another Record: AB on fire

AB de Villers has set the world record for the fastest 150 in One-Day-International history when he recently smashed the milestone off just 64 balls against the West Indies in their World Cup clash at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

De Villiers tore through the Caribbean bowling attack, collecting 17 fours and 8 sixes, scoring a not-out total of 162 off 66 balls and convincingly breaking the previous 150-record of 83 balls by Australia’s Shane Watson against Bangladesh in 2011.

De Villiers now holds the world records for the fastest 50, off 16 balls, the fastest 100, off 31 balls, and now the fastest 150, off 64 balls.

All of these records have been achieved against the West Indies, with the first two having been claimed at the Wanderers just over a month ago.

South Africa’s total stands at 408 with the West Indies requiring 409 to win.


Image sourced from: AFP