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AB de Villiers smashes century off 31 balls, breaks ODI record

  • South Africa’s AB de Villiers smashed the fastest ever one-day international (ODI) century off just 31 balls in Johannesburg against the West Indies on Sunday, January 18, according to media reports.

    The 30-year-old hit 10 sixes and eight fours while crossing the previous record set by New Zealand’s Corey Anderson, who had taken 36 balls to reach his ton also against the West Indies.

    The South African batsman, who went on to score 149, said he knew he “wasn't going to take singles in the nineties.”

    South Africa piled up 439-2, beating the visitors by 148 runs.

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