De Villiers belts fastest ODI ton

Ross McLean
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SOUTH AFRICA batsman AB de Villiers recorded the fastest one-day international century in history after reaching three figures from just 31 balls as his side thrashed West Indies yesterday.

The 30-year-old beat the previous record of 36 posted by New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson against the same opposition last year, smashing nine fours and 16 sixes in a 44-ball knock of 149.

Chris Gayle’s ton from 30 balls in the Indian Premier League remains cricket’s all-time quickest century.