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From Twitter: Fans praise AB de Villiers for fastest ton in ODIs

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Johanesburg, Jan 19: South Africa batsman AB de Villiers hit a century off 31 balls to record the fastest ever one-day international ton during the second match against West Indies at Johannesburg on Sunday. The veteran wicket-keeper-batsman had earlier scored the fastest half-century off 16 balls after South Africa were asked to bat by West Indies skipper Jason Holder. (Full list of records broken by de Villiers)

Match Scorecard

De Villiers went to score his half century off 16 balls, one-ball-less than Sanath Jayasuriya's previous record for the fastest half-century, for Sri Lanka against Pakistan in 1995/96. He then dominated his way past Anderson's record for fastest ton.(World Record: AB de Villiers blasts 31-ball 100)

AB de Villiers celebrates after smashing fastest ODI ton

His magnificient innings ended in the final over of South African innings when he fell for an astonishing 149 off just 44 balls with 9 boundaries and 16 sixes (joint world record with Rohit Sharma). South Africa's score beat its previous highest total of 438-9 against Australia in 2006, but fell five runs short of the overall record of Sri Lanka's 443-9 against the Netherlands in 2006.

Immediately after AB de Villiers fastest century in ODIs, fans from all over India heaped praises via Twitter.

So, here are some of the reactions from Twitter.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Monday, January 19, 2015, 11:56 [IST]
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