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AB De Villiers Fastest Century Full Highlights Replay Video 2015

South African cricket player (batsmen) AB De Villiers scored first century yesterday, watch the full replay and highlights video in this post. It was a match between South Africa and West Indies on 18 January 2015 and the records of fastest half-century and fastest century were smashed by AB De Villiers.

Chris Gayle bows to AB de Villiers for fastest century
Chris Gayle bows to AB de Villiers for fastest century

[photo credit: sky sports]

AB de Villiers scored scored a century in just 16 balls and sanctuary in just 31 balls breaking the records of ST Jayasuriya and CJ Anderson respectively. Here’s the list of top three fastest half-century and fastest century.

Fastest Century in ODI Cricket List

1. AB de Villiers
31 balls (4s: 9, 6s: 16)
South Africa vs West Indies
Johannesburg, 2015

2. CJ Anderson
36 balls (4s: 6, 6s: 14)
New Zealand vs West Indies
Queenstown, 2014

3. Shahid Afridi
37 balls (4s: 6, 6s: 11)
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
Nairobi, 1996

Fastest Half Century in ODI Cricket List

1. AB de Villiers
16 balls
South Africa vs West Indies
Johannesburg, 2015

2. ST Jayasuriya
17 balls
Sri Lanka v Pakistan
Singapore, 1996

3. SP O’Donnell
18 balls
Australia vs Sri Lanka
Sharjah, 1990

South African players were seen in pink dress (Jersey) for the awareness of pink day which is on December 5. AB De Villiers started playing when there were just 11 was left in the match, already the South Africans posted huge score against West Indies but AB De Villiers wanted more and make it big. AB De Villiers scored nine four’s and 16 sixes in his innings. He was also about to score fastest 150, but he just fell short of just one run. His final score is 149 runs off just 44 balls, it’s really amazing and it has stunned the cricket world yesterday. AB de Villiers made this record in just 59 minutes that is less than hour of time with an awesome strike rate of 338.63.

AB De Villiers Fastest Century Highlights Video (Full Replay)

You can watch the video highlights of the AB De Villiers fastest century in ODI cricket from the below link –

  • http://www.cricket.com.au/news/match-report/south-africa-west-india-second-odi-ab-de-villiers-fastest-hundred-ever/2015-01-18

In this record match three batsmen of South Africa scored a century which is also a record, the three batsmen are HM Amla, RR Rossouw and AB de Villiers. South Africa scored 439 runs in 50 overs losing just two wickets, the total score also was the second-highest score posted by any cricket team in ODI history. Sri Lanka are top in the total score posted in an innings, they scored 443 runs way back. South African cricket team fell just short of five runs in breaking this record too. In reply West Indies scored just 291 runs losing seven wickets in 50 overs scorecard.

Note that the third highest innings score is also of South Africa in the epic match against Australia on to a March 2006 where Australia posted 434 runs target for South Africa which was chased by South Africa with one ball remaining.

AB De Villiers said (In an interview to Sky Sports):

‘I think I was on 92 when I realised it had to be close. I was never sure how many balls it was that Corey Anderson took to get to 100 but I knew I had to be close and I wasn’t going to take ones in the 90s.”

Many cricket players from around the world congratulated AB De Villiers on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google plus and other social networks. This is like a boost for the upcoming cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia.