New Delhi: South African batsman AB De Villiers on Sunday scored the fastest hundred in the history of ODI cricket.
De Villiers' century came up in just 31 balls against the West Indies in the 2nd ODI at Johannesburg.
The 30-year-old arrived at the crease after a 247-run opening wicket partnership between Rilee Rossouw and Hashim Amla, who both went on to make hundreds.
De Villiers' hundred included 8 boundaries and 10 sixes.
The South African broke the record of New Zealand batsman Corey Anderson who scored a hundred off 36 balls against West Indies last year.
De Villiers finally departed for 149 off 44 balls with 16 sixes and 9 boundaries.
AB got to his fifty in just 16 balls, breaking Sanath Jayasuriya's 19-year record for the fastest ODI fifty.
Cricketing fraternity were quick to congratulate De Villiers as they shared their sentiments on micro blogging site Twitter.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 18, 2015
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) January 18, 2015
World record fastest ODI century - Congrats @ABdeVilliers17!
— Shaun Pollock (@7polly7) January 18, 2015
A B DeVilliers WOW!!!!
— Jason Gillespie (@YCCCDizzy) January 18, 2015
AB's knock also pleased his 'ecstatic' missus to no end.
What an incredibly special moment!Proud is an understatement I'm ECSTATIC! My heart's gonna explode! So trots op jou my lief@ABdeVilliers17
— Danielle de Villiers (@DanielleDV27) January 18, 2015