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Apr 20, 2010 at 05:51pm IST

Stats: De Villiers hits 7th fastest ton

New Delhi: AB de Villiers blasted the seventh fastest century in ODI cricket when he slammed an unbeaten 102 off just 59 balls in the third and final game against India in Ahmedabad on Saturday.

De Villiers hit a boundary to bring up his sixth one-day international hundred off 58 balls.

The record for the fastest century in ODI cricket is still held by Pakistan's Shahid Afridi, who reached the landmark in just 37 balls against Sri Lanka at Kenya in 1996.

Stats: De Villiers hits 7th fastest ton

De Villiers brought up his sixth one-day international hundred off 58 balls.

It was also de Villiers' second consecutive century against India in the series. He scored an unbeaten 114 in the second ODI at Gwalior, which was overshadowed by Sachin Tendulkar's double century - the first in ODI cricket history.

Fastest centuries in one-day internationals:

Shahid Afridi: 37 balls, vs SL in 1996

Mark Boucher: 44 balls, vs Zimbabwe in 2006

Brian Lara: 45 balls, vs Bangladesh in 1999

Shahid Afridi: 45 balls, vs India in 2005

Sanath Jayasuriya: 48 balls, vs Pak in 1996

Sanath Jayasuriya: 55 balls, vs Bangladesh in 2008

AB de Villiers: 58 balls, vs India in 2010

Virender Sehwag: 60 balls, vs New Zealand in 2009

Mohammad Azharuddin: 62 balls, vs New Zealand in 1988

Shakib Al Hasan: 63 balls, vs Zimbabwe in 2009

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