Sydney - South Africa captain AB de Villiers smashed the second fastest Cricket World Cup century off 52 balls in the Pool B game against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.
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De Villiers reached the landmark with a six off West Indies skipper Jason Holder.
The fastest World Cup century was made by Ireland's Kevin O'Brien against England off 50 balls in the 2011 tournament in Bangalore.
Friday's innings was the second time in as many months that de Villiers had hammered the West Indies' attack after smashing the quickest all-time one-day international century, off just 31 balls, against them in Johannesburg on January 18.Highest individual World Cup scores after South Africa captain AB de
Villiers made 162 not out against the West Indies in a Pool B match at
the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday (innings, player, team, opponents,
215 Chris Gayle West Indies v Zimbabwe, Canberra Feb 24 2015
188 no Gary Kirsten South Africa v UAE, Rawalpindi Feb 16 1996
183 Sourav Ganguly India v Sri Lanka, Taunton May 26 1999
181 Vivian Richards West Indies v Sri Lanka, Karachi Oct 13 1987
175 no Kapil Dev India v Zimbabwe, Tunbridge Wells Jun 18 1983
175 Virender Sehwag India v Bangladesh, Dhaka Feb 19 2011
172 no Craig Wishart Zimbabwe v Namibia, Harare Feb 10 2003
171 no Glenn Turner New Zealand v East Africa, Birmingham Jun 07 1975
162 no AB de Villiers South Africa v West Indies Sydney Feb 27 2015
161 no Tillakaratne Dilshan Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, Melbourne Feb 26 2015
161 Andrew Hudson South Africa v Netherlands, Rawalpindi Mar 05 1996