Proteas

AB displays his repertoire

2015-01-18 14:13
AB de Villiers at his majestic best. (Duif du Toit, Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - AB de Villiers smashed 104 from 31 balls to register the fastest One Day International century in history in the second match against the West Indies at the Wanderers on Sunday.

The Proteas captain earlier blasted 51 from 16 balls as he scored the fastest ever ODI half-century.

De Villiers came in with South Africa on 247 for one and beat the previous mark of Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya, with his fifty from 17 balls set in 1996 against Pakistan in Singapore.

He bettered Corey Andersen of New Zealand's previous record of fastest century which had taken 36 balls.

Meanwhile the Proteas posted their highest ever ODI score by notching 439/2 off 50 overs against the West Indies.


The scoreboard as supplied by AP:

South Africa Innings

Hashim Amla not out 153

Rilee Rossouw c Benn b Taylor 128

AB de Villiers c Carter b Russell 149

David Miller not out 0

Extras: (4lb, 4w, 1nb) 9

TOTAL: (for 2 wickets) 439

Overs: 50.

Fall of wickets: 1-247, 2-439.

Did not bat: Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.

Bowling: Jerome Taylor 10-0-95-1, Jason Holder 9-0-91-0, Sulieman Benn 10-0-49-0, Andre Russell 10-0-78-1, Darren Sammy 4-0-26-0, Marlon Samuels 3-0-28-0, Dwayne Smith 4-0-68-0.

Toss: won by West Indies.

Umpires: Steve Davis, Australia, and Adrian Holdstock, South Africa.

TV Umpire: S Ravi, India. Match Referee: Chris Broad, England.



NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
38 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
26 December 2016
South Africa v Sri Lanka, Port Elizabeth 10:00
02 January 2017
South Africa v Sri Lanka, Cape Town 10:00
12 January 2017
South Africa v Sri Lanka, Johannesburg 10:00
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

Assuming AB de Villiers is over his elbow injury, who should skipper the Proteas in their Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.