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.


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