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Deadly De Villiers

Deadly De Villiers

Well words would simply fail to explain the sheer carnage provided by A B de Villiers today simply reaching the pinnacle of evolution in batting. He made life miserable for the bowlers as well as the statisticians who were trying to estimate the vast amount of records De villiers had managed to break in course of his innings. But here we managed to grab a few of them.

 16 number of balls in which De Villiers got to his fifty, another world record. The previous record was held by Sanath Jayasuriya, who scored it in 17 balls against Pakistan in 1996.

 16 Number of sixes hit by De Villiers, equaling the record for the most sixes in an ODI innings, by Rohit Sharma during his 209 against Australia in 2013.

 17.2 The partnership run rate during the 192-run stand, off 67 balls, between Amla and de Villiers. This is the highest run rate for a 100-plus partnership against any Test playing nation.

2 Number of times De Villiers has scored a hundred after coming in to bat after the 30th over. Today, he came in in the 39th over. The previous occasion was when he scored a century after coming in to bat in the 33rd over was against India, in 2010.

40 Minutes in which De Villiers got to his hundred. He needed only 19 minutes to reach his fifty.

339 De Villiers’ strike rate in his innings of 149, which is the highest strike rate for a 50-plus knock and the first time that a batsman has made a 100-plus score at a 300-plus strike rate.

95 Runs conceded by Jerome Taylor, the most by a West Indian bowler. Jason Holder conceded 91 runs, the second most ever. No West Indian bowler had previously conceded 90 runs in an ODI.

1 Number of previous instances where two bowlers have conceded 90-plus runs in an ODI innings, before Taylor and Holder in this game.

Zimbabwe’s Brian Vitori and Elton Chigumbura conceded 105 and 92 runs respectively in an ODI against New Zealand in 2012.
3 Number of batsmen who scored centuries, Hashim Amla (153), Rilee Rossouw (128) and de Villiers (149).This is the first instance of three batsman scoring hundreds in the same innings in an ODI.

 439 The total score posted by South Africa, the second highest in ODIs. The record is 443, by Sri Lanka against Netherlands in 2006.


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