ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Records and Statistics: Breaking the record for the Fastest 150 runs in Cricket World Cup
An international cricket tournament is called the ICC Cricket World Cup. It is played using the One Day International (ODI) cricket format. In England in 1975, the first Cricket World Cup was played. Each one-day match consisted of 60 overs for each team. In 1987, it was staged for the first time outside of England, in India and Pakistan. The number of overs per side was decreased to 50 for the 1987 match as well. Australia is the most successful nation in the list of ODI and T20 cricket world Cup champions with five titles. There have only been two nations to win the world cup twice: West Indies and India.
It would be incredibly unexpected if there weren’t any new records set during the current Cricket World Cup, given the intensity with which it is already being played out. Several records are typically broken at every World Cup. The many World Cup records and their status during the current tournament will thus be discussed in this article. We will also take a look back at the World Cup records from 1975 to 2019 in addition to the current records.
AB de Villiers Fastest-ever 150
A fielder who could jump over tall buildings and still make the catch, AB de Villiers was a true South African legend who could also take over as wicketkeeper in an emergency. He had the temperament to match his skillful prowess as a cricket player. Along with all of the aforementioned sports, he was also a skilled rugby, golf, and tennis player.
Because of the phenomenon that is AB de Villiers, cricketers’ abilities as fielders, wicketkeepers, and batsmen have all transformed. He has transformed the sport of cricket with his superhuman abilities. ABD is one of the few batters in cricket history whose aura crossed boundaries and was adored by all. From the classic paddle sweeps to an incoming 150-click delivery to jumping on the fence to grab one-hand stunners, his career cannot be summarised in a paragraph at least.
Since 2003, AB de Villiers has participated in South Africa’s First Class as a member of the Northerns. Since 2004, he has participated in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, Momentum One Day Cup, and Sunfoil Series with the Titans Multiply. Only 16 first-class games were played by AB de Villiers before he was chosen by the selection committee to face the challenges of international Test matches.
Similar to AB de Villiers’ most recent effort, another one of the same calibers by Imran Nazir was delivered. He scored 50 runs off 30 balls, 100 runs off 52 balls, 150 runs off 64 balls, and 162* runs off 66 balls in an innings that had 17 fours and eight over-the-line shots. Both in ODI history and World Cup history, he scored the second-fastest century. In Sydney, South Africa humiliated the West Indies by 257 runs, and AB de Villiers scored the fastest 150 in one-day international history. With 150 runs in 64 deliveries, De Villiers broke the previous mark held by Shane Watson of Australia by 19 balls.
When South Africa made 408-5, the second-highest total in World Cup history, he finished 162 not out from 66 balls. Imran Tahir took 5-45 as West Indies were 151 all out, matching their run-heavy World Cup defeat. Only a month ago, De Villiers scored an ODI century in 31 balls against the same opposition in Johannesburg, setting a new record. The fastest fifty in ODI history was achieved by the South African skipper during that same innings, coming off just 16 balls.