Fastest 150 Runs in the One Day International Cricket History
Cricket is one of the most watched and loved sport in the world after football. But when we talk about south-Asian countries cricket is not just sport, here it has a status of religion. While test cricket is carrying the charm of oldest format of the game, on the other hand ODIs and T20 are proving to be much more thrilling and intense. There is not a single day or game when some records are broken and some new ones are created in the history of cricket. Bur for now we are focusing on a record that is meet by only scarce number of players in the history of game. Yes we are talking about fastest 150 runs in the one day international cricket history.
Scoring a 100 in ODI match is considered as the best thing for a batsmen and there are only few occasions when a batsmen hits 150 runs in one day international and that too in least balls.
Let’s have a glance on these outstanding and fascinating players who made in the list of fastest 150 runs in the one day international cricket history.
AB de Villiers (64) 162*
Just like the fastest 100 in the ODI cricket history, AB de Villiers holds the feat of fastest 150 runs in ODIs as well. The South African skipper is probably best one day international batsmen by far right now in the game. He is famous and popular for his fascinating and improvised shots in ODIs. AB de Villiers made the 162* against West Indies in Feb 2015 at Sydney cricket ground with just 64 balls. AB’s inning in the match is also called as one of the most brutal and hard-hitting inning in one days. It was the same match where AB broke the record of fastest 100 in the history of cricket by smashing the century on just 30 balls.
Shane Watson (83) 185*
Followed by AB de Villiers is Australian all-rounder Shane Watson. Watson who is one of the finest all-rounder of recent era delivered some of the most memorable and astonishing performances throughout his career. Similar type of inning came against at Dhaka. The Aussie all-rounder blasted the 150* runs consuming only 83 deliveries. The mighty inning came against the Bangladesh in 2011 at Mirpur. Watson made a 185 not out in the match on 96 deliveries and gave Australia a comprehensive victory over the hosts. He is 2nd in our ‘fastest 150 runs in the one day international cricket history’ list.
Sharjeel Khan (85) 152
Batting always has been a concern for Pakistan and lack of performing openers has worsen it over past years. With the inclusion of Sharjeel khan in the team the problem seems to be solving right now. After a few good starts in Sharjeel always seems to throw away his wicket resulting his dropout of the team. He made his comeback with a blistering and furious 152 runs against Ireland few days back. Sharjeel’s inning not only proved that he is capable of playing good knocks outside the UAE as well as gave a warning sign for England in upcoming series. His inning against Ireland made him third fastest 150 runs scorer in the history of cricket.
Luke Ronchi (92) 170*
The kiwi wicket-keeper is next in the list of fastest 150 runs in the one day international cricket history. The aggressive right handed batter is one of the best finisher in the New Zealand side at present. Ronchi has proven his capability of hard hitting for the side many times in the past. His fastest 150 runs in ODI came verses Sri Lanka in Jan 2015 at Dunedin. He made outstanding 170* on just 92 balls in the match.
Sanath Jayasuriya (95) 152*
One of greatest left handed batsman that cricket has ever produced Sanath Jayasuriya is next on the list. The Sri Lankan legend is one of the few batsmen who introduced aggressive style of batting in the cricket. The lefty was not only power hitter but crafty and stylish as well. He was also a good slow left arm bowler as well and has more than 100 ODI wickets to his name. Jayasuriya struck the 152* on 95 balls against England in 2006 at Leeds.
Ricky Ponting (99) 164
Probably one of greatest one day international captain ever Ricky Ponting also feature the list. Ponting holds the incredible record of being the only cricketer in the history of Test cricket to be a part of 100 Test match wins. He led the Australian cricket team to two world cups victories. In March 2006, Ponting produced one of the most sensational inning of his life by scoring 164 runs on 99 deliveries verses south Africa at Johannesburg. Australia made a mighty score of 434 in 50 overs highest ever in the history at that time.
Herschelle Gibbs (100) 175
The South African opener was one of the finest player and reliable batsman for the side. The right handed opener provided many memorable and amazing innings during his career. But the best one came against Australia in 2006 at Johannesburg. The Aussies made huge total of 434 in 50 overs and everyone thought that the game was over. At the start of 2nd innings no one thought that Africa will emerge as the winner at the end. It was Herschelle Gibbs who made it possible to chase the mighty total. He scored fascinating inning of 175 runs off just 100 balls to give host victory in greatest one-day international in the history of the game.