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World Cup: Full list of records set by AB de Villiers and South Africa

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Sydney, Feb 27: Batting records continue to tumble at ICC World Cup 2015. South Africa captain AB de Villiers is the latest to pile on the misery of bowlers. Three days ago Chris Gayle hit the first ever World Cup double century and today he was witness to one of the best ODI knocks. (Match Report)

Match Scorecard; World Cup Special; Watch De Villiers' record 162*

At the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday, 31-year-old De Villiers scored the fastest ever 150 and second fastest World Cup ton, against West Indies in a Pool B match. As a result of De Villiers' sensational innings, South Africa amassed 408/5 in 50 overs. Last month, De Villiers hit the fastest ODI ton, in 31 balls. Entire West Indies team could not surpass De Villiers score as they were bowled out for 151, losing by a heavy 257-run margin.

AB de Villliers celebrates his 150

Here are the records that were shattered in this match

# Fastest 150 in ODI history by AB de Villiers (off 64 balls). Previous best - Shane Watson (Australia) Vs Bangladesh in 2011 (83 balls). The South African now owns records for quickest 50 (16 balls), 100 (31) and 150 in ODI history

# 257-run win for SA - Joint largest in World Cups along with India's same margin Vs Bermuda in 2007

# 2nd quickest World Cup hundred (off 52 balls). Best - Kevin O'Brien (Ireland) Vs England in Bangalore (2011) - 50 balls

# Highest team total in Australia - SA 408/5 in 50 overs. SA became first team to score 400 in a ODI in Australia

# 2nd highest team total in World Cup history - Best - 413/5 by India Vs Bermuda in 2007
Today's 162* by De Villiers is the 9th best individual score in World Cup history

# De Villiers now holds the record for most runs in an innings as World Cup captain (8th best in ODI history for a skipper) since 1987 edition (4th highest overall). The best in WC by a skipper - Viv Richards (West Indies) 181 Vs Sri Lanka in 1987

# 34 off 1 over - De Villiers hit West Indies captain and paceman Jason Holder for 34 runs in the 48th over (4, 6+1nb, 2, 4+1nb, 4, 4, 2, 6). This is the 2nd most runs scored in an over in World Cup (Best - 36 by Herschelle Gibbs of SA Vs Netherlands in 2007)

# 245.45 - De Villiers' strike rate is the best in World Cup history for scores of 100 and above
Overall, 245.45 is the 10th best strike rate in WC history. Best - 387.50 by James Franklin (New Zealand) 31* off 8 balls Vs Canada in 2011

# Holder conceded 104 runs in 10 overs. This is the most expensive 10-over spell in World Cup history (Worst - Martin Snedden of New Zealand - 1/105 in 12 overs Vs England in 1983 WC)

# Holder's 104 are the 5th most runs taken off a bowler in ODI history (Worst - 0/113 by Mick Lewis of Australia Vs South Africa in 2006)

Other stats from this match

# SA scored 261 runs in final 20 overs, 150 in last 10

# Holder was hit for 64 runs in his last 2 overs

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Story first published: Friday, February 27, 2015, 15:33 [IST]
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