SYDNEY (APP) – South Africa captain AB de Villiers smashed the second fastest World Cup century off 52 balls in the Pool B game against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

De Villiers reached the landmark with a six off West Indies skipper Jason Holder.

The fastest World Cup century was made by Ireland s Kevin O Brien against England off 50 balls in the 2011 tournament in Bangalore.

Friday s innings was the second time in as many months that de Villiers had hammered the West Indies attack after smashing the quickest all-time one-day international century, off just 31 balls, against them in Johannesburg on January 18.