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DURBAN (Web Desk) – With his quick 64 of 48 balls in series decider at Durban, AB de Villiers became the fastest batsman to score 8,000 ODI runs.


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South African skipper reached the milestone in 182 innings, 18 fewer than former Indian captain and legendary batsman Sourav Ganguly.

Sourav reached his 8000 ODI runs in 200 innings.

FASTEST TO 8000 ODI RUNS

PLAYERS                         MATCHES      INNINGS              OPPONENTS      VENUE              DATE

AB DE VILLIERS                   190         182                      NEW ZEALAND      DURBAN             26/8/2015

SOURAV GANGULY             208         200                    WEST INDIES          NAGPUR            9/11/2002

SACHIN TENDULKAR          217         210                     PAKISTAN              MANCHESTER   8/6/1999

BRIAN LARA                          216          211                      AUSTRALIA         ST GEORGE’S      1/6/2003

MS DHONI                               243         214                      NEW ZEALAND    WELLINGTON    31/1/2014

De Villiers currently holds the record for the fastest 50, fastest 100 and fastest 150 in ODIs. The team that has suffered the most at the hands of this right-handed genius has been the West Indies.

He smashed the fastest ODI off just 16 balls during the second ODI against West Indies in Johannesburg in January 2015. He had broken the 19-year mark off 17 balls set by Sanath Jayasuriya against Pakistan in Singapore in 1996.

AB de Villiers received Man of the Match Award after his blistering performance in final match that South Africa won by 62 runs to seal the three-match series 2-1.