Scoring a half ton and a century are notable milestones across all forms of cricket, but doing both in record-breaking speed is the stuff of legends…
AB DE VILLIERS FASTEST ODI CENTURY
In 2015, AB de Villiers reinforced his reputation as the world’s finest limited-overs batsman by leading South Africa to a lopsided victory over the West Indies with the fastest ODI century in cricket history.
De Villiers broke both the fastest ODI half-ton and century records, reaching 50 runs in just 16 balls, before collecting his stunning century off a mere 31 balls.
PREVIOUS 36-BALL RECORD
De Villiers mark shattered the old standard set by New Zealand batsman Corey Anderson, when he reached the century mark in 2014 with just 36 balls, also in a match against the West Indies.