The legend of AB de Villiers has grown even greater after the South Africa skipper blasted the fastest ever 150 in one-day international history at the SCG today.
Scorecard: South Africa v West Indies
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) February 27, 2015
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Different level of class!
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) February 27, 2015
De Villiers' breathtaking knock of 162 not out off only 66 balls drove the Proteas to their highest ever World Cup score of 5-408 from 50 overs.
And to think @ABdeVilliers17 almost didn't play today because he was suffering from gastro and fever the whole of last night. What a champ!
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) February 27, 2015
Batting at No.5, de Villiers eclipsed Shane Watson's 83-ball effort against Bangladesh in 2011 to become the fastest to man to 150.
Fastest to 150 in ODIs
Entering the final 10 overs on 53, de Villiers plundered 19 boundaries of which seven cleared the fence, taking Windies captain Jason Holder for 34 and 30 off two separate overs.
Holder finished with figures of 1-104 off 10 overs, the fifth most expensive in ODI cricket.
Most expensive bowling figures in ODIs
De Villiers missed out on the fastest World Cup ton by two balls - the record still belonging to Ireland's Kevin O'Brien.
Fastest World Cup centuries
The 31-year-old broke the world record for the fastest ODI ton earlier this year when he belted a 31-ball ton against in Johannesburg.