AB de Villiers made a spectacular comeback to ODI cricket, slamming his career-best 176 off 104 balls to help South Africa win the second ODI against Bangladesh by 104 runs. This is ABD’s first international innings since June and it looked as if he has not away from cricket at all. He slammed 15 fours and 7 sixes during his knock. It was ABD’s 25th career ODI ton. Cricwizz analyses his 25 ODI tons and comes up with some fascinating facts. Have a look.
AB de Villiers has cracked 25 ODI tons and each completed innings has come at a strike rate of 100 and above. He has never consumed more balls than the runs he has scored in each of these ODI tons.
7 Seven of AB’s 25 ODI tons have taken less than 80 balls. (Completed innings)
8 AB has scored 8 of the 10 fastest ODI tons recorded by South Africans.
7 Except Afghanistan and Ireland, ABD is the seventh cricketer to score an ODI ton against all Test-playing nations. He achieved the feat when he slammed 176 against Bangladesh at Paarl in 2017.
West Indies AB de Villiers holds the record of scoring the fastest 50, 100 and 150 and all came against West Indies but in two different matches.
5 Five times ABD has scored sixes equal to or more than the number of fours he has cracked during his 25 ODI tons.
Double digit sixes In two of his ODI tons, ABD has cracked sixes in double digits. During his knock of 149 against West Indies at Johannesburg in 2015, he slammed 16 sixes and 9 fours. In the 2015 Mumbai ODI against India, AB slammed 119 with 11 sixes and 3 fours.
99 AB de Villiers was once out for 99 in ODIs, missing a ton by just a run. It happened in the 2015 World Cup match against UAE when he was dismissed for 99 by Kamran Shahzad.
12 ABD has been unbeaten 12 times out of 25 ODIs tons he has cracked so far in his career. It’s close to 50 percent. So, when ABD is on song, it’s nearly impossible to dismiss him.
Run-out ABD has been run-out only once in his 25 ODIs tons. He has been caught 11 times, LBW once and 12 not outs.