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AB de Villiers broke Sourav Ganguly's record of fastest 8000 ODI runs

Aug 28, 2015 08:21 IST

South African skipper AB de Villiers on 26 August 2015 became the fastest batsman to reach 8000 One Day International (ODI) runs. He achieved the fete during the third ODI against New Zealand in Durban which South Africa won by 62 runs to claim the series, 2-1.

De Villiers, who went past 8000 runs in just his 182 innings, broke the previous record held by former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.

Ganguly achieved the fete in 200 innings and Sahin Tendulkar, the leading run-scorer in ODIs achieved it in 210 innings.

De Villiers currently holds the record for the fastest half-century, fastest century and the fastest 150 in ODIs.

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