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AB De Villiers smashes Fastest ODI Ton

De Villiers reached three figures in just 31 balls, beating the 36 required by New Zealand\'s Corey Anderson in a match against West Indies in January 2014, before falling in the final over for 149 in 44 balls.

Published: 18th January 2015 06:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th January 2015 06:05 PM   |  A+A-

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JOHANNESBURG: AB de Villiers struck the fastest century in one-day international history as South Africa posted a record 439-2 against the West Indies in the second ODI at the Wanderers on Sunday.

De Villiers reached three figures in just 31 balls, beating the 36 required by New Zealand's Corey Anderson in a match against West Indies in January 2014, before falling in the final over for 149 in 44 balls.

The feat overshadowed a remarkable innings from Hashim Amla, who batted through the innings to finish unbeaten on 153, and shared in a record 247-run stand for the first wicket with Rilee Rossouw, who made 128.

South Africa's score beat its previous highest ODI total of 438-9 against Australia in 2006.



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