AB de Villiers, the Captain of South Africa cricket team, on 26 February 2015 hit the fastest-ever 150 runs in one-day internationals (ODIs). He achieved this feat in the league match against West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Sydney, Australia.
De Villiers took 64 deliveries to reach 150 runs and beat the previous record of Australian Shane Watson by 19 balls. He struck 162 not out from 66 balls.
Powered by 162 runs of De Villiers, South Africa batting first made 408 runs at the loss of 5 wickets, which is the second-highest total in any World Cup.
The highest total of 413 runs for 5 wickets stands in the name of India which it made against Bermuda in 2007 World Cup at Port-of-Spain, South Africa.
In return, West Indies could only manage to score 151 runs, thus losing the match by huge margin of 257 runs. This defeat of West Indies was the heaviest World Cup defeat by runs equalling India’s 257-run win over Bermuda in 2007 World Cup.
Earlier in January 2015, De Villiers had struck the fastest-ever ODI hundred in 31 balls against West Indies in Johannesburg. In the same innings, de Villiers, the South African captain also set the world record for the fastest fifty in ODIs from 16 balls.
Where: at Sydney
When: 26 February 2015