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AB de Villiers has just broken Sourav Ganguly's long-standing unique ODI record

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AB de Villiers has just broken Sourav Ganguly's long-standing unique ODI record
AB de Villiers of South Africa bats during game three of the One Day International series between New Zealand and South Africa at Westpac Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand
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AB de Villiers smashed Sourav Ganguly's 'fastest to 9000 runs in ODI' record when he came down to bat after Faf du Plessis' dismissal during South Africa's innings against New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday. He smacked a pull for a boundary to Lockie Ferguson's delivery to complete the feat.

Sourav Ganguly reached the mark in 228 innings. The 33-year-old South African took only 205 innings to shatter that record. When he began the Kiwis tour, he needed 87 runs to break the record. He scored 37 unbeaten in the first ODI in Hamilton, 45 at Christchurch and 85 on Saturday at Wellington.

de Villiers is the 18th ODI batsman to make an entrance in the 9000 club. With the best strike rate of them all - 99.94 - de Villiers is being chased down by none other than current Indian captain Virat Kohli.

The South African currently holds the record of fastest 8000 ODI runs in 182 innings. So far, Kohli has collected 7755 runs in 171 innings and needs to score 245 runs in the next 10 ODI innings.

 

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