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Day when Ab De Villiers score the fastest 150 ever in ODIs, memory re-visited

Day when Ab De Villiers score the fastest 150 ever in ODIs, memory re-visited
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Today is 27 February, on this day Proteas batsman Ab de Villiers scored the fastest 150 runs in One-day cricket history and set the highest team total on Australian soil, a surprising 408 on a slow two-paced pitch. De Villiers who has set-up a world-record of scoring fastest Hundred in One-day cricket, established another record on this day in 2015 at the occasion of Glorious ICC world cup 2015. De Villiers is the only player to score fastest 100 as well as fastest 150 in ODI-Day Cricket. De Villiers scored the fastest fifty, hundred and 150 in ODI cricket against West Indies in 2015 World Cup. In this match, West Indies couldn’t even score as much as de Villiers did, registering the worst defeat in World Cup history.

Ab de Villiers Fastest 150 ever in ODIs

It was the 17th match of ICC World cup 2015, was playing against South Africa and West Indies. At first Proteas Skipper Ab-de-Villiers won the toss and elected to bat first. Hashim Amla and Quinton-de-cock started the South African Innings. De-cock out at the score of 12 while Amla played the innings of faboulas 65*. Amla and du Plessis played some important innings when the ball wasn’t coming on good at the bat. Riley Rossouw scored the better and withdrew to slow down when Chris Gayle out both Amla and du Plessis in the same over. He scored 61 off 39 balls with smashing three boundaries.

De Villiers came at No. 5 just after the dismissal of Hashim Amla. He started his innings with a faboulas six over Jason Holder. West Indies didn’t go out of their way to take wickets in the important middle overs, and their bowlers weakened in the end. However, de Villiers’ hitting – a triumph of creativity and orthodoxy in the same brief. By the end of the 47th over, De Villiers was 95 of 50, and South Africa were 330/5. In the 48th over of South Africa innings, Jason Holder delivered two no-balls and went for 34 runs in the 48th over. In 49 over South African batsman scored 30 runs and de Villiers brought up his 100 off on the 52nd ball. Jason Holder joined the worst record of highest run conceded in the 10-over analysis in World Cups. Chasing the target, West Indies were bowled out at 32nd over, where Holder contributes his small 56* runs innings and helped West Indies to avoid the worst defeat in ODIs.

Fastest 150 runs in One Day Cricket

Runs Balls 6s 4s Player Match Venue Year
149 31 16 9 AB de Villiers South Africa v West Indies Johannesburg 18/01/2015
131* 36 14 6 CJ Anderson New Zealand v West Indies Queenstown 01/01/2014
102 37 11 6 Shahid Afridi Pakistan v Sri Lanka Nairobi 04/10/1996
147* 44 10 8 MV Boucher South Africa v Zimbabwe Potchefstroom 20/09/2006
117 45 4 18 BC Lara West Indies v Bangladesh Dhaka 09/10/1999

 

 

 

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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